prevail

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prevail /prɪˈveɪl/ verb
prevails; prevailed; prevailing
prevail
/prɪˈveɪl/
verb
prevails; prevailed; prevailing
Learner's definition of PREVAIL
[no object] formal
: to defeat an opponent especially in a long or difficult contest
often + against or over
often used figuratively
: to be usual, common, or popular
: to be or continue to be in use

prevail on/upon

[phrasal verb]
prevail on/upon (someone)
: to ask or persuade (someone) to do something
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