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Overview of verb prevail

The verb prevail has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (6) predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail

(be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood")

2. (5) prevail, hold, obtain

(be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds")

3. (5) prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure

(continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures")

4. (2) prevail, triumph

(prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight")

5. prevail

(use persuasion successfully; "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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