Associations to the word «Prevail»


PREVAIL, verb. (intransitive) To be superior in strength, dominance, influence or frequency; to have or gain the advantage over others; to have the upper hand; to outnumber others.
PREVAIL, verb. (intransitive) To be current, widespread or predominant; to have currency or prevalence.
PREVAIL, verb. (intransitive) To succeed in persuading or inducing.
PREVAIL UPON, verb. (idiomatic) To convince; to persuade.

Dictionary definition

PREVAIL, verb. Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood".
PREVAIL, verb. Be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds".
PREVAIL, verb. Continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures".
PREVAIL, verb. Prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight".
PREVAIL, verb. Use persuasion successfully; "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents".

Wise words

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Kahlil Gibran