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Definition 1: a victory (as in a race or other competition) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where win or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was happy to get the win

(win is a kind of ...) a successful ending of a struggle or contest

"a narrow victory" "the general always gets credit for his army's victory" "clinched a victory" "convincing victory" "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"

(... is a kind of win ) a finish in first place (as in a race)

Definition 2: something won (especially money) - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for win in the sense of this definition

(win is a kind of ...) the amount of monetary gain

Definition 3: be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious - [verb of competition]

Samples where win or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He won the Gold Medal in skating
  • Our home team won
  • Win the game

(... is a kind of win ) win easily

"romp a race"

(... is a kind of win ) be successful in

"She lost the game but carried the match"

(... is a kind of win ) obtain by winning

"Winner takes all" "He took first prize"

(... is a kind of win ) win an overwhelming victory in or on

"Her new show dog swept all championships"

(... is a kind of win ) win in an election

"The senator carried his home state"

(... is a kind of win ) prove superior

"The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"

(... is a kind of win ) rank first; used often in a negative context

"He takes the cake for chutzpah!"

(win implies ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Definition 4: obtain advantages, such as points, etc. - [verb of competition]

Samples where win or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The home team was gaining ground
  • After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference
  • win points

Synonyms for win in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of win ) steal a base

(... is a kind of win ) gain points in a game

"The home team scored many times" "He hit a home run" "He hit .300 in the past season"

Definition 5: win something through one's efforts - [verb of possession]

Samples where win or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese
  • Gain an understanding of international finance
  • win someone's confidence and friendship

Synonyms for win in the sense of this definition

(win is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of win ) cheat or trick

"He cozened the money out of the old man"

Definition 6: acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions - [verb of possession]

Samples where win or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • its beauty won Paris the name 'City of Lights'

Synonyms for win in the sense of this definition

(win is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of win ) win an athletic letter

Samples where win or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The enterprise succeeded
  • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
  • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won

Synonyms for win in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of win ) hit the intended target or goal

(... is a kind of win ) to gain with effort

"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

(... is a kind of win ) be a success

"The idea panned out"

(... is a kind of win ) have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected

"The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought" "How does your idea work in practice?" "This method doesn't work" "The breaks of my new car act quickly" "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"

(... is a kind of win ) make without a miss

(... is a kind of win ) go successfully through a test or a selection process

"She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"

(... is a kind of win ) succeed in obtaining a position

"He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

(... is a kind of win ) succeed by luck

"I lucked out and found the last parking spot in the lot"

(... is a kind of win ) go unchallenged; be approved

"The bill cleared the House"

(... is a kind of win ) be successful; achieve a goal

"She succeeded in persuading us all" "I managed to carry the box upstairs" "She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it" "The pianist negociated the difficult runs"

(... is a kind of win ) succeed in a big way; get to the top

"After he published his book, he had arrived" "I don't know whether I can make it in science!" "You will go far, my boy!"

(win implies ...) make an effort or attempt

"He tried to shake off his fears" "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps" "The police attempted to stop the thief" "He sought to improve himself" "She always seeks to do good in the world"

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