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prevail

 
Verb prevail has 5 senses
  1. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail - be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
    Derived form: noun prevalence3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. prevail, hold, obtain - be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"
    --2 is one way to exist, be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure - continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
    --3 is one way to continue
    Derived form: noun prevalence1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  4. prevail, triumph - prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"
    --4 is one way to win
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  5. prevail - use persuasion successfully; "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
    --5 is one way to
    persuade
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
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