More definitions of "prevail":
- (verb): Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance.
Synonyms: predominate, dominate, rule, reign
- (verb): Use persuasion successfully.
Example: "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
- (verb): Prove superior.
Famous quotes containing the word prevail:
“In history, the moments during which reason and reconciliation prevail are short and fleeting.”
—Stefan Zweig (18811942)
“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 eer prevail against us.”
—William Wordsworth (17701850)
“If I cannot prevail upon heaven, I shall move hell.”
—Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (7019 B.C.)