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win

win

 
pronunciation:
wIn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: wins, winning, won
definition 1: to be victorious in a competition.
The football fans were ecstatic when their team won.I enjoy playing chess with my uncle except that he always wins.
 
synonyms:
conquer, prevail, triumph
antonyms:
lose
similar words:
overcome
definition 2: to gain success through effort or struggle.
The rebel side won, and the old government was toppled.
synonyms:
overcome, succeed, triumph
similar words:
conquer, make the grade, prevail
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to gain victory in.
She won the race.
synonyms:
gain
antonyms:
lose
similar words:
notch, sweep, take
definition 2: to obtain by being the victor in a competition.
She won the silver medal at the Olympics.He won first prize for his pig at the fair.They won two million dollars in the lottery.
similar words:
attain, earn, procure
definition 3: to obtain through effort.
It took years to win his freedom.
synonyms:
achieve, acquire, attain, earn, get, procure
similar words:
effect, gain, obtain, realize, secure
definition 4: to capture in battle.
The army won the town.
synonyms:
capture, conquer, vanquish
antonyms:
lose
similar words:
overcome, overpower, overwhelm, seize, subdue, take
definition 5: to gain (loyalty, sympathy, affection, or the like).
He won her love.
synonyms:
acquire, gain
antonyms:
lose
similar words:
attain, earn, get, obtain, procure, secure
definition 6: to succeed in obtaining the support of.
His speech won many voters.
synonyms:
bring around
similar words:
convert, convince, drum up, gain, garner, induce, influence, persuade, sell, sway
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a victory, esp. in a race, contest, or other competition.
synonyms:
triumph, victory
antonyms:
defeat, loss
similar words:
besting, conquest, success, sweep
derivation: winnable (adj.)
Word History
Win comes from an Old English word that means "to struggle for or work at."
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  • winner:
    a person who has won a game or contest.
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  game, sport