Definitions for prevail

Definitions for (verb) prevail

Main entry: prevail

Definition: use persuasion successfully

Usage: He prevailed upon her to visit his parents

Main entry: triumph, prevail

Definition: prove superior

Usage: The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight

Main entry: predominate, prevail, reign, dominate, rule

Definition: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

Usage: Money reigns supreme here; Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

Main entry: prevail, persist, die hard, endure, run

Definition: continue to exist

Usage: These stories die hard; The legend of Elvis endures

Main entry: hold, prevail, obtain

Definition: be valid, applicable, or true

Usage: This theory still holds

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