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prevails, 3rd person singular present; prevailed, past participle; prevailing, present participle; prevailed, past tense;
  1. Prove more powerful than opposing forces; be victorious
    • - it is hard for logic to prevail over emotion
  2. Be widespread in a particular area at a particular time; be current
    • - an atmosphere of crisis prevails
  3. Persuade (someone) to do something
    • - she was prevailed upon to give an account of her work

  1. predominate: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
  2. be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"
  3. continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
  4. prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"
  5. use persuasion successfully; "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
  6. (prevailing) most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"
  7. Prevail is the ninth studio album by Canadian death metal band Kataklysm, released May 23, 2008 in Europe and June 6, 2008 in North America. Music videos were filmed for the tracks "Taking The World By Storm" and "Blood in Heaven".
  8. Swollen Members are a Canadian hip hop group from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada consisting mainly of the duo Mad Child, and Prevail. They have been called "two of the most innovative people in hip-hop". ...
  9. To be superior in strength, dominance, influence or frequency; to have or gain the advantage over others; to have the upper hand; to outnumber others; To be current, widespread or predominant; to have currency or prevalence; To succeed in persuading or inducing
  10. (Prevailed) The acceptance of a motion by the members of the General Court by a positive vote. (See also Roll Call Vote)
  11. (Prevailed) This term is used only for a winner. It describes a situation when a horse has been put to an extended drive with stiff competition and emerged with a game win.
  12. (prevailing) a charge which falls within the range of charges most frequently used in a locality for a particular medical service or procedure. ...
  13. When this card is destroyed, return it to your hand.
  14. be victorious; be the more usual or predominant; exist or occur in general use