Definitions for prevailprɪˈveɪl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)

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

    "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

  2. prevail, hold, obtain(verb)

    be valid, applicable, or true

    "This theory still holds"

  3. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure(verb)

    continue to exist

    "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"

  4. prevail, triumph(verb)

    prove superior

    "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"

  5. prevail(verb)

    use persuasion successfully

    "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. prevail(Verb)

    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.

    Red colour prevails in the Canadian flag.

  2. prevail(Verb)

    To be current, widespread or predominant; to have currency or prevalence.

    In his day and age, such practices prevailed all over Europe.

  3. prevail(Verb)

    To succeed in persuading or inducing.

    I prevailed on him to wait.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Prevail(verb)

    to overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to gain the advantage; to have the upper hand, or the mastery; to succeed; -- sometimes with over or against

  2. Prevail(verb)

    to be in force; to have effect, power, or influence; to be predominant; to have currency or prevalence; to obtain; as, the practice prevails this day

  3. Prevail(verb)

    to persuade or induce; -- with on, upon, or with; as, I prevailedon him to wait

  4. Origin: [F. prvaloir, OF. prevaleir, L. praevalere; prae before + valere to be strong, able, or worth. See Valiant.]

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  1. Prevail

    Kiley Hendricks, better known by stage name Prevail, is a 4-time Juno Award winning Canadian hip hop artist raised in Victoria, British Columbia and based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Prevail is part of platinum-selling Swollen Members, which consists principally of himself and Mad Child. They have been called "two of the most innovative people in hip-hop". Aside from his extensive catalog with Swollen Members, Prevail released a side project entitled Code Name Scorpion with Abstract Rude and Moka Only in 2001, his first solo EP Baseball Bat and Nails in 2009, and a second solo EP with Ol' City Rocker titled Spasefase in 2012.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prevail' in Verbs Frequency: #998


Translations for prevail

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  • převládatCzech
  • vorherrschenGerman
  • suostutella, taivutellaFinnish
  • dominer, prédominer, l'emporter, persuader, prévaloirFrench
  • domineren, overtuigen, overwinnen, overheersen, zegevierenDutch
  • dah honiłnéNavajo, Navaho
  • predominar, prevalecerPortuguese
  • восторжествовать, доминировать, превалировать, господствовать, убедить, одержать победу, преобладать, уговоритьRussian
  • förhärskaSwedish

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