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  • 1 prevail — pre‧vail [prɪˈveɪl] verb [intransitive] formal 1. if someone or their arguments, views etc prevail, they finally win an argument after a long period of time: • The company is hoping to prevail in a court challenge to the water board ruling.… …

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  • 2 prevail — pre·vail /pri vāl/ vi 1: to obtain substantially the relief or action sought in a lawsuit 2: to be frequent or predominant the prevail ing rate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 3 prevail — [prē vāl′, privāl′] vi. [ME prevaylen < L praevalere < prae , before (see PRE ) + valere, to be strong: see VALUE] 1. to gain the advantage or mastery; be victorious; triumph: often with over or against 2. to produce or achieve the desired… …

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  • 4 Prevail — Pre*vail , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prevailed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prevailing}.] [F. pr[ e]valoir, OF. prevaleir, L. praevalere; prae before + valere to be strong, able, or worth. See {Valiant}.] 1. To overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to… …

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  • 5 Prevail — may refer to: *Prevail (musician), a hip hop artist from Vancouver *Prevail (album), an album by death metal band Kataklysm …

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  • 6 prevail on — prevail upon / prevail on [v] persuade, influence affect, argue into, bring around, convince, crack, dispose, draw, get, get around, impress, incline, induce, promote, prompt, put across, ram down throat*, sell*, suck in*, sway, talk into, win… …

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  • 7 prevail — ► VERB 1) prove more powerful; be victorious. 2) (prevail on/upon) persuade to do something. 3) be widespread or current. DERIVATIVES prevailing adjective. ORIGIN Latin praevalere have greater power …

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  • 8 prevail on — index govern Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 prevail on — prevail (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way: argue into, bring, bring around (or round), convince, get, induce, persuade, sell (on), talk into. See PERSUASION …

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  • 10 prevail — (v.) late 14c., from L. praevalere have greater power, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + valere have power, be strong (see VALIANT (Cf. valiant)). Related: Prevailed; prevailing …

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  • 11 prevail\ on — • prevail (up)on v To bring to an act or belief; cause a change in; persuade. He prevailed upon the musician to entertain instead of the absent speaker. He prevailed upon me to believe in his innocence …

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  • 12 prevail on to — prevail on (someone) (to (do something)) to persuade someone to do something. My father prevailed on some friends to let us stay with them for a few days. The TV network prevailed upon the organizers of the track and field championships to… …

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  • 13 prevail on — prevail upon they prevailed upon me to emcee their charity affair Syn: persuade, induce, coax, convince, get, urge, pressure, coerce; informal sweet talk, soft soap …

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  • 14 prevail — *induce, persuade, get Analogous words: *move, actuate, drive, impel: influence, *affect, impress, sway …

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  • 15 prevail — [v] dominate, control abound, beat, be common, be current, be prevalent, best, be usual, be victorious, be widespread, carry, come out on top*, command, conquer, domineer, exist generally, gain, get there, go great guns*, go places*, hit pay… …

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  • 16 prevail — pre|vail [prıˈveıl] v [I not in progressive] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: praevalere, from valere to be strong ] 1.) if a belief, custom, situation etc prevails, it exists among a group of people at a certain time prevail in/among… …

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  • 17 prevail — [[t]prɪve͟ɪl[/t]] prevails, prevailing, prevailed 1) VERB If a proposal, principle, or opinion prevails, it gains influence or is accepted, often after a struggle or argument. We hope that common sense would prevail... Rick still believes that… …

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  • 18 prevail — v. 1) (D; intr.) to prevail against, over (to prevail against overwhelming odds) 2) (d; intr.) to prevail on, upon smb. to do smt. (they prevailed on me to buy a new television set) * * * [prɪ veɪl] upon smb. to do smt. (they prevailed on me to… …

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  • 19 prevail */ — UK [prɪˈveɪl] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms prevail : present tense I/you/we/they prevail he/she/it prevails present participle prevailing past tense prevailed past participle prevailed formal 1) to exist at a particular time or in a… …

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  • 20 prevail — 01. Government forces have [prevailed] over the rebels, and the capital city remains secure. 02. Agassi has once again [prevailed] over his main rival at Wimbledon. 03. The boss personal interests should not be allowed to [prevail] over the… …

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