Definition To win over

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Definition

to win (somebody) over: to convince, to persuade (someone) to support you
idiom
to be won over to be convinced, to be persuaded
Luna was won over by Jean's charming French accent so he was given the job. She was convinced he was the right man for the job, mainly due to his lovely accent.
You won't win anyone over with that type of speech. No-one is going to support you when they hear it.

Examples

  • "Barbara : Is this really your attempt to win me over?"
  • "I need a grand finale to win the crowd over!"

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