predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
"Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
prevail, hold, obtain(verb)
be valid, applicable, or true
"This theory still holds"
prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure(verb)
continue to exist
"These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
"The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"
use persuasion successfully
"He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
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.
To be current, widespread or predominant; to have currency or prevalence.
In his day and age, such practices prevailed all over Europe.
To succeed in persuading or inducing.
I prevailed on him to wait.
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
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
to persuade or induce; -- with on, upon, or with; as, I prevailedon him to wait
Origin: [F. prvaloir, OF. prevaleir, L. praevalere; prae before + valere to be strong, able, or worth. See Valiant.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prē-vāl′, v.i. to be very powerful: to gain the victory: to have the upper hand: to have greater influence or effect: to overcome: to be in force: to succeed.—v.t. (obs.) avail.—adj. Prevail′ing, having great power: controlling: bringing about results: very general or common.—adv. Prevail′ingly.—ns. Prevail′ment (Shak.), prevalence; Prev′alence, Prev′alency, the state of being prevalent or wide-spread: superior strength or influence: preponderance: efficacy.—adj. Prev′alent, prevailing: having great power: victorious: wide-spread: most common.—adv. Prev′alently. [Fr. prévaloir—L. prævalēre—præ, before, valēre, to be powerful.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'prevail' in Verbs Frequency: #998
The numerical value of prevail in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of prevail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We believe we will prevail.
I hope cooler heads will prevail.
Judgement, not passion should prevail.
When honor and truth are at odds, let truth prevail.
I believe that man will not merely endure he will prevail.
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Translations for prevail
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- 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
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