Definition Of prevail


prove more powerful than opposing forces; be victorious.

it is hard for logic to prevail over emotion

Example Of prevail

  • Abraham tries to prevail over God in the merit of having brought monotheism to the world.

  • As it was the final meeting of the season before the Summer break, a festive atmosphere prevailed .

  • Bausch is German in portraying a prevailingly grim, bleak view of the world, and of relations between the sexes.

  • But they warned that if no rain falls within the next two months, a crisis might prevail in the area.

  • Does it make sense to say that the rights of A to depasture his or her cattle shall prevail over the rights of B?

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