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prevail

Synonyms of prevail in English:

verb

  • 1 common sense will prevail
    win, win out/through, triumph, be victorious, carry the day, come out on top, succeed, prove superior, conquer, overcome;
    rule, reign
  • 2 the conditions that prevailed in the 1950s
    exist, be in existence, be present, be the case, occur, be prevalent, be current, be the order of the day, be customary, be common, be widespread, be in force/effect
    formal obtain
  • Phrases

    prevail on/upon

    1
    they prevailed upon me to emcee their charity affair
    persuade, induce, coax, convince, get, urge, pressure, coerce

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