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Win over someone vs Win someone over

win over someone

1. (also: win out over someone) prevail upon a person in a contest, etc.:

  • In New Hampshire, pro-life Congressman John Sununu won over his pro-abortion opponent.

2. win smb.’s favor:

  • The “new economic regime” is dressed up in anti-capitalist garb to make it capable of winning over the masses.

win someone over — = win over someone 2:

  • She didn’t like me at first, but I was soon able to win her over.