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.