What is prevail?

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

More definitions of "prevail":

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

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)

    In history, the moments during which reason and reconciliation prevail are short and fleeting.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

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