More definitions of "prevail":
- (verb): Use persuasion successfully.
Example: "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
- (verb): Prove superior.
Famous quotes containing the word prevail:
“The principles of the good society call for a concern with an order of beingwhich cannot be proved existentially to the sense organswhere it matters supremely that the human person is inviolable, that reason shall regulate the will, that truth shall prevail over error.”
—Walter Lippmann (18891974)
“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)
“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 ones own will prevail is often disguised under the mask of solicitude.”
—Henri-Frédéric Amiel (18211881)