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British English: /wɪn/
American English: /wɪn/

Translation of win in French:


  • 1 (victory) (gen) (Politics, Sport) to have a win over somebody in something
    (Politics, Sport)
    remporter une victoire sur quelqu'un dans quelque chose
  • 2 (Games, Horse racing) (successful bet)
    pari (m) gagnant
    to have a win on the horses
    gagner sur un cheval

transitive verb p prés -nn- prét, pp won

  • 1 (Games, Military, Sport)
    (battle, victory, competition, match, bet, money, prize)
    (Politics) (election, votes) from somebody aux dépens de quelqu'un
    gagner les élections dans
    (region, city) from somebody aux dépens de quelqu'un
    to win a (parliamentary) seat
    être élu député
    from somebody aux dépens de quelqu'un
  • 2 (acquire)
    (delay, reprieve) from de
    (friendship, heart) from de
    (support) of de
    it won him the admiration of his colleagues
    cela lui a valu l'admiration de ses collègues
    to win somebody's love/respect
    se faire aimer/respecter de quelqu'un
    to win one's way to something
    parvenir à quelque chose
    to win somebody's hand (dated)
    ou [literary] obtenir la main de quelqu'un

intransitive verb

  • also: p prés -nn- prét, pp won
    to win against somebody
    l'emporter sur quelqu'un
    to win by a length/by two goals
    gagner d'une longueur/de deux buts
    to play to win
    [literal] [figurative]
    jouer pour gagner
    go in and win!
    vas-y, tu l'auras!
    you win! (in argument)
    je m'incline!
    I've done my best to please her, but you just can't win
    j'ai tout fait pour lui plaire, mais rien à faire
    win or lose, I shall enjoy the game
    gagnant ou perdant, je jouerai avec plaisir
    win or lose, the discussions have been valuable it's a win or lose situation
    tout se joue là-dessus


win some, lose some

on ne peut pas gagner à tous les coups

Phrasal verbs

win back

win [something] back, win back [something]
(majority, support, votes) from somebody sur quelqu'un
(affection, respect)
(prize, title, territory) from à

win out

to win out over something
vaincre quelque chose

win over

win round
win over [somebody], win [somebody] over to win somebody over to
convaincre quelqu'un de
(point of view)
can we win her over to our side?
pouvons-nous la convaincre de se joindre à nous?

win through

finir par gagner
to win through to
se qualifier pour
(semifinal etc)

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