[ UK /wˈɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈwɪn/ ]
  1. acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
    its beauty won Paris the name 'City of Lights'
  2. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    win points
    After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference
    The home team was gaining ground
  3. attain success or reach a desired goal
    she struggled to overcome her handicap and won
    The enterprise succeeded
    We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
  4. be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
    He won the Gold Medal in skating
    Our home team won
    Win the game
  5. win something through one's efforts
    I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese
    Gain an understanding of international finance
    win someone's confidence and friendship
  1. a victory (as in a race or other competition)
    he was happy to get the win
  2. something won (especially money)
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How To Use win In A Sentence

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  • I reassured him it was secure by logging into my account and viewing his profile. Computing
  • I expect him to win the rematch. The Sun
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