Last modified on 30 April 2014, at 01:16

win over



win over (third-person singular simple present wins over, present participle winning over, simple past and past participle won over)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To persuade someone, gain someone's support, or make someone understand the truth or validity of something.
    If the truth doesn't win him over, perhaps charm will.
    • 2012 April 22, Sam Sheringham, “Liverpool 0-1 West Brom”, BBC Sport:
      Despite his ill-fated spell at Anfield, he received a warm reception from the same Liverpool fans he struggled to win over before being sacked midway through last season.