1. To attract or elicit; SYN. fetch, pull, pull in, draw, draw in.
2. To be attractive to; SYN. appeal.
3. To direct toward itself or oneself; SYN. pull, pull in, draw in.
1. To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue.
2. To acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm.
To overcome by conquest
1. To gain or acquire by force of arms; subjugate
2. To overcome by force of arms; vanquish
3. To gain mastery over or win by overcoming obstacles or opposition
4. To overcome by mental or moral power; surmount
5. To be victorious
To conquer in war.
1. To cause to be preoccupied
2. To make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand:
3. To possess beforehand.
4. To bias or prejudice favourably; to impress
(Irregular preterit, past participle: took, taken).
1. To get into one's hands, take physically; SYN. get hold of.
2. To bring into one's possession.
3. To take by force.
4. To obtain by winning.
5. To make use of or accept for some purpose; SYN. accept.
6. To carry out.
7. To buy, select.
8. To experience or feel; submit to.
9. To be seized in a specified way.
10. To ascertain or determine by measuring, computing, etc.; take a reading from a dial.
11. To travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route.
12. To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort.
13. To interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; SYN. have.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: won).
1. To be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious.
2. To win something through one's efforts; SYN. gain.