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Synonyms for prevail
prɪˈveɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)

    be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

    "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

    Synonyms:
    eclipse, govern, dominate, reign, predominate, rein, endure, overshadow, hold, overtop, overlook, run, rule, obtain, hulk, harness, loom, find, tower, command, persist, triumph, decree, master, die hard

  2. prevail, hold, obtain(verb)

    be valid, applicable, or true

    "This theory still holds"

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, get, moderate, view as, support, take hold, hold back, harbour, defend, triumph, bind, run, deem, reign, hold up, endure, dominate, predominate, take, have, concord, rule, check, make, take for, go for, receive, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, die hard, incur, confine, find, have got, arrest, restrain, apply, withstand, persist, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, reserve, admit, obtain, declare, bear

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

    continue to exist

    "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"

    Synonyms:
    break away, hold out, run, endure, lead, tend, hang in, carry, draw, operate, hold, function, turn tail, track down, last, stay, predominate, go, bunk, brave out, rule, weather, escape, ply, digest, hold on, execute, die hard, incline, triumph, tolerate, lam, scarper, campaign, melt down, stomach, ladder, live, dominate, head for the hills, flow, hunt down, brook, hang on, persevere, suffer, run for, lean, obtain, range, survive, take to the woods, be given, put up, stand, bleed, scat, persist, live on, move, course, consort, unravel, stick out, extend, hightail it, reign, fly the coop, bear, play, pass, remain, melt, run away, hold up, black market, abide, brave, feed, race, guide, support, hunt, work, wear

  4. prevail, triumph(verb)

    prove superior

    "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"

    Synonyms:
    crow, dominate, reign, predominate, rejoice, exuberate, die hard, rule, hold, jubilate, gloat, obtain, exult, run, triumph, wallow, endure, persist

  5. prevail(verb)

    use persuasion successfully

    "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"

    Synonyms:
    run, rule, predominate, endure, dominate, die hard, obtain, persist, triumph, hold, reign

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prevail

    A person succeeds when he accomplishes what he attempts, or attains a desired object or result; an enterprise or undertaking succeeds that has a prosperous result. To win implies that some one loses, but one may succeed where no one fails. A solitary swimmer succeeds in reaching the shore; if we say he wins the shore we contrast him with himself as a possible loser. Many students may succeed in study; a few win the special prizes, for which all compete. Compare FOLLOW.

    Synonyms:
    achieve, attain, flourish, prosper, succeed, thrive, win

    Antonyms:
    be defeated, come short, fail, fall short, lose, miscarry, miss

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prevail

    Synonyms:
    predominate, overcome, obtain, succeed, be in force, induce, persuade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    predominate, reign, dominate, triumph, win, precedence

How to pronounce prevail?

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How to say prevail in sign language?

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How to use prevail in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Three wise monkeys who teach to 'speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil' signify refraining totally from evil, yet they also represent 'good people' who do nothing about evil, feign ignorance, and turn a blind eye to misappropriate behaviors. It's possible that evil won't prevail in the society, if good people stop to stand by, and take positive steps to stand up and be counted.

  2. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon:

    We are managing to foil plans by the organizations, the terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to carry out attacks. If it were up to them, there would be suicide bombings and gun attacks here every day, the fact that we are succeeding lends salience to the attempted stabbing or car-ramming attacks. We will also prevail over this phenomenon, I say, but this is a process that takes time. Statistically, we see a waning of this.

  3. Bill Wehrum:

    That's fine, that's how our world works. We believe we have very good defenses, and we believe we are going to prevail at the end.

  4. Phil Kelly:

    Nothing has changed from last week’s detailed 10-page opinion from the court which in granting a preliminary injunction against ITV found as to each and every claim alleged by ITV that the Gurneys are likely to prevail, including the court’s findings that they were terminated without good cause and that they remain the controlling managers of Gurney Productions.

  5. Paul Hokemeyer:

    She reads Proust and he watches the Kardashians. Or worse, he wanted Clinton to win and she crows about Trump’s victory. Yes, the second will be much harder to overcome than the first, but relational happiness can prevail


Translations for prevail

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تسودArabic
  • převládatCzech
  • vorherrschenGerman
  • prevalecerSpanish
  • غالب شدن پیروز شدن چیره شدنPersian
  • suostutella, taivutellaFinnish
  • dominer, prédominer, l'emporter, persuader, prévaloirFrench
  • prevalereItalian
  • לִגבּוֹרHebrew
  • prævalebuntLatin
  • domineren, overtuigen, overwinnen, overheersen, zegevierenDutch
  • dah honiłnéNavajo, Navaho
  • predominar, prevalecerPortuguese
  • восторжествовать, доминировать, превалировать, господствовать, убедить, одержать победу, преобладать, уговоритьRussian
  • förhärskaSwedish
  • மேம்படுTamil

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