Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prevail

5 senses of prevail

Sense 1
predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail -- (be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood")

Sense 2
prevail, hold, obtain -- (be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Sense 3
prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure -- (continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures")
       => continue -- (exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks")

Sense 4
prevail, triumph -- (prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight")
       => win -- (be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game")

Sense 5
prevail -- (use persuasion successfully; "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents")
       => persuade -- (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!")

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