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Definition of 'prevail'


  1. be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
       Synonyms: predominate dominate rule reign
  2. be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"
       Synonyms: hold obtain
  3. continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
       Synonyms: persist die hard run endure
  4. prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"
       Synonyms: triumph
  5. use persuasion successfully; "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"

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