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prevail - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prevail

(verb) be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
Synonyms : dominate , predominate , reign , rule
Example Sentence
  • Money reigns supreme here
  • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

(verb) be valid, applicable, or true
Synonyms : hold , obtain
Example Sentence
  • This theory still holds

(verb) continue to exist
Synonyms : die hard , endure , persist , run
Example Sentence
  • These stories die hard
  • The legend of Elvis endures

(verb) prove superior
Synonyms : triumph
Example Sentence
  • The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight

(verb) use persuasion successfully
Example Sentence
  • He prevailed upon her to visit his parents

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prevail

PROVE+WELL......you prove that you are superior
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by nileshdive

PRE(BEFORE) vaIL(WHALES) are going to b extinct in near by future..so we must SPREAD them WIDELY and by doing that we can "GAIN VICTORY"
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by yeshwanth_reddy

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