Synonyms of prevail in English:



  • 1 we can only hope that common sense will prevail
    win, win out, win through, triumph, be victorious, be the victor, gain the victory, carry the day, carry all before one, finish first, come out ahead, come out on top, succeed, prove superior, conquer, overcome, gain/achieve mastery, gain ascendancy; take the crown, gain the palm, rule, reign
  • 2 the excellent conditions that prevailed in the 1950s
    exist, be in existence, be present, be the case, hold, obtain, occur, be prevalent, be current, be rife, be rampant, be the order of the day, be customary, be established, be common, be widespread, be in force, be in effect; abound, hold sway, predominate, preponderate; endure, survive, persist
  • Phrases

    prevail on/upon

    Jane had prevailed on Dorothy to comepersuadeinducetalk someone intocoaxconvincemakegetpress someone intowin someone overswaybring someone roundargue someone intourgepressure someone intopressurize someone intobring pressure to bear oncoerceinfluencepromptinveigleenticetemptlurecajolewheedle someone intoget roundprod someone intoreason someone into Lawprocure informalsweet-talksoft-soaptwist someone's armsmooth-talk

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