predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
"Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
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
prevail, hold, obtain(verb)
be valid, applicable, or true
"This theory still holds"
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prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure(verb)
continue to exist
"These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
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
"The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"
use persuasion successfully
"He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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Dictionary of English Synonymes
predominate, preponderate, succeed, prosper, have the superiority, gain the advantage, be in the ascendant, get the upper hand, have one's own way, carry it, carry all before one, carry the day, win the day, gain the day, win the palm
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For an investor wanting a high-risk/potentially high-return trade, I would say going long Greek stocks makes sense, if cooler heads prevail and Greece avoids a messy exit, Greek stocks are a bargain.
We now stand to write a new chapter, the only way that evil can prevail in the world is for good people to sit down and be quiet. We are better together than we are separate and apart.
No one has ever out ran the wind of destiny and no one will ever out run it. Yes! your destiny is meant to prevail over you by all means. Thus, discover and fulfill your destiny.
Even though the current economic scenario is affecting metal prices, we believe this is a temporary headwind that will eventually fade, making the strong copper market fundamentals prevail.
I think the public is nervous, and they need to know that we have the military capability to prevail should a conflict come.
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- غالب شدن پیروز شدن چیره شدنPersian
- suostutella, taivutellaFinnish
- dominer, prédominer, l'emporter, persuader, prévaloirFrench
- domineren, overtuigen, overwinnen, overheersen, zegevierenDutch
- dah honiłnéNavajo, Navaho
- predominar, prevalecerPortuguese
- восторжествовать, доминировать, превалировать, господствовать, убедить, одержать победу, преобладать, уговоритьRussian
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