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prevail on

prevail upon verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento

Translation of prevail on in Spanish:

  • [formal] convencer* he was not to be prevailed upon no se dejó convencer I was able to prevail upon her to take some rest logré convencerla de que tenía que descansar
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