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American English: /prəˈveɪl/
British English: /prɪˈveɪl/

Translation of prevail in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (triumph)
    (justice/common sense)
    to prevail over/against somebody/something
    prevalecer sobre alguien/algo
    Example sentences
    • Your nation endured the blitz to prevail over an implacable foe.
    • What is to be gained by letting egos prevail over common sense?
    • Rapoport presents this method as a means to help one to prevail over an opponent in an argument.
  • 2 (predominate)
    Example sentences
    • But they warned that if no rain falls within the next two months, a crisis might prevail in the area.
    • The family home we stayed in was small, basic, clean and with a very friendly atmosphere prevailing.
    • Cuba will make every effort to preserve the atmosphere of détente and mutual respect that has prevailed in that area in the past few years.

Phrasal verbs

prevail on

prevail upon verb + preposition + object
[formal] he was not to be prevailed upon I was able to prevail upon her to take some rest
logré convencerla de que tenía que descansar
Definition of prevail in:
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