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prevail

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prevail/prɪˈveɪl/verb
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prevail
/prɪˈveɪl/
verb
prevailsprevailedprevailing
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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