What is prevail?

  • (verb): Be valid, applicable, or true.
    Synonyms: hold, obtain
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "prevail":

  • (verb): Use persuasion successfully.
    Example: "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
  • (verb): Prove superior.
    Synonyms: triumph

Famous quotes containing the word prevail:

    If the east wind doesn’t prevail over the west wind, then the west wind will prevail over the east wind.
    Chinese proverb.

    It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

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