What is prevail?

  • (verb): Prove superior.
    Synonyms: triumph
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "prevail":

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

Famous quotes containing the word prevail:

    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)

    Women have a hard time of it in this world. They are oppressed by man-made laws, man-made social customs, masculine egoism, the delusion of masculine superiority. Their one comfort is the assurance that, even though it may be impossible to prevail against man, it is always possible to enslave and torture a man.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    Wise thinkers prevail everywhere.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)