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win sb over/round

verb uk phrasal verb with win   /wɪn/ ( present participle winning, past tense and past participle won) us  
to persuade someone to support you or agree with you, often when they were opposed to you before: He's not sure about the idea at the moment, but I'm sure we'll win him over in the end. They've won over a lot of the electorate since she's been leader of the party.
Translations of “win sb over/round”
in Chinese (Traditional) 說服(某人), 把(某人)爭取過來…
in Chinese (Simplified) 说服(某人), 把(某人)争取过来…
(Definition of win sb over/round from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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