What is prevail?

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
  • (verb): Prove superior.
    Synonyms: triumph

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 e’er prevail against us.
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

    If I cannot prevail upon heaven, I shall move hell.
    Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.)