HyperDic: prevail

English > 5 senses of the word prevail:
VERBstativeprevail, predominate, dominate, rule, reignbe larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
stativeprevail, hold, obtainbe valid, applicable, or true
stativeprevail, persist, die hard, run, endurecontinue to exist
competitionprevail, triumphprove superior
communicationprevailuse persuasion successfully
prevail > pronunciation
Soundsprihvey'l; priyvey'l
Rhymesail ... Yale: 95 rhymes with eyl...
English > prevail: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymspredominate, dominate, rule, reign
NarroweroverarchBe central or dominant
overrideprevail over
preponderate, outweigh, overbalance, outbalanceweigh more heavily
Spanishimperar, perdurar, predominar, prevalecer, reinar, superar
Catalanimperar, perdurar, predominar, prevaler, superar
Nounsprevalencea superiority in numbers or amount
English > prevail: 5 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe valid, applicable, or true.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymshold, obtain
Broaderexist, beHave an existence, be extant
Spanishimperar, obtener, perdurar, prevalecer, prevaler, primar
Catalanimperar, perdurar, prevaler, primar
English > prevail: 5 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningContinue to exist.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymspersist, die hard, run, endure
Narrowercarry overtransfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another
reverberateHave a long or continuing effect
BroadercontinueExist over a prolonged period of time
Similar torunOccur persistently
Spanishimperar, perdurar, perseverar, persistir, prevalecer
Catalanimperar, perdurar, perseverar, persistir, prevaler
Adjectivesprevalentmost frequent or common
Nounsprevalencethe quality of prevailing generally
English > prevail: 5 senses > verb 4, competition
Meaningprove superior.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"
BroaderwinBe the winner in a contest or competition
Spanishimponerse, prevalecer, triunfar
English > prevail: 5 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningUse persuasion successfully.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
BroaderpersuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action

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