win sbaround / over / round (to sth) to get sb’s support or approval by persuading them that you are right: She’s against the idea but I’m sure I can win her over.
sth is acceptable but wouldn't "someone" be unacceptable? Is over more preferable to "around"?
Win over is the correct phrasal verb though win round is some times used but I would not prefer the preposition round. Win over being a transitive phrasal verb, is separable and as such the object can be placed between the verb and the preposition or after the preposition if the object is not a pronoun
So you can saY:
We'll be working hard over the next ten days to win over the undecided voters.
I hope I can win them all over to our side.
I won over the mayor to our side.
Last edited by sarat_106; 25-Apr-2010 at 08:20.