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win

win

 
pronunciation:
wIn
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: wins, winning, won
definition 1: to do the best or come first in a contest or game.
Our team won in the state basketball championship.
 
synonyms:
triumph
similar words:
overcome
definition 2: to get through great effort; finally achieve.
The slaves won their freedom after years of pain and struggle.
synonyms:
achieve, attain, earn, get
similar words:
effect, gain, obtain, realize, secure
definition 3: to succeed in getting the support or favor of.
His speech won many voters.
similar words:
convert, convince, gain, influence, persuade, sell, sway
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a victory in a race, contest, or other competition.
After losing several games, our team finally had a win.
synonyms:
triumph, victory
antonyms:
defeat, loss
similar words:
conquest, success, sweep
derivation: winnable (adj.)
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Win comes from an Old English word that means "to struggle for or work at."
Word Builder: win +
  • winner:
    a person who has won a game or contest.
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