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Definition of Prevail

Prevail

  1. To overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to gain the advantage; to have the upper hand, or the mastery; to succeed; -- sometimes with over or against.
  2. To be in force; to have effect, power, or influence; to be predominant; to have currency or prevalence; to obtain; as, the practice prevails this day.
  3. To persuade or induce; -- with on, upon, or with; as, I prevailedon him to wait.

Prevail Quotations

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
George Washington

We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.
George W. Bush

It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
Samuel Adams

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Thomas Jefferson

Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail. - Mary Astell
Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.
Mary Astell
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Prevail Translations

prevail in Latin is increbresco
prevail in Spanish is prevalecer
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