What is prevail?

  • (verb): Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance.
    Synonyms: predominate, dominate, rule, reign
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "prevail":

  • (verb): Be valid, applicable, or true.
    Synonyms: hold, obtain
  • (verb): Use persuasion successfully.
    Example: "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
  • (verb): Prove superior.
    Synonyms: triumph

Famous quotes containing the word prevail:

    The principles of the good society call for a concern with an order of being—which cannot be proved existentially to the sense organs—where it matters supremely that the human person is inviolable, that reason shall regulate the will, that truth shall prevail over error.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    Neither evil tongues,
    Rash judgements, nor the sneers of selfish men,
    Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all
    The dreary intercourse of daily life,
    Shall e’er prevail against us.
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

    Mutual repect implies discretion and reserve even in love itself; it means preserving as much liberty as possible to those whose life we share. We must distrust our instinct of intervention, for the desire to make one’s own will prevail is often disguised under the mask of solicitude.
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881)