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win over

Meaning: If you win somebody over, you get them to believe you, trust you or support you.

For example:

  • win over sb/sth A good teacher knows how to win over even the most difficult students.

  • win sb/sth over At first the Chelsea fans didn't like Rafael much, but he soon won them over with his exciting style of football.

Quick Quiz:

Terry's lawyers used logical arguments to win over the jury, and they found him
  1. not innocent
  2. not guilty
  3. guilty

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