Definition for Prevail (-s)

prevail (-s), v. [ME < L. prævalēre, be very able, have greater power or worth, prevail < præ, before + valēre.] (webplay: evening, general, knew, love, star).

  1. Win; conquer; triumph; overcome; be victorious; have the advantage.
  2. Reign; dominate; abound; pervade the atmosphere; fill the air. (219/318)
  3. Continue; keep going; abide; remain; persist; take place; happen.
  4. Phrase. “Prevail opon”: take; overtake; catch up to; overcome; conquer; have power over; exert influence on.

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