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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: prevail(0.00829 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to prevail.
English → English (WordNet)
v 1: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance;
“Money reigns supreme here”; “Hispanics predominate in
this neighborhood” [syn: predominate, dominate, rule,
2: be valid, applicable, or true; “This theory still holds”
[syn: hold, obtain]
3: continue to exist; “These stories die hard”; “The legend of
Elvis endures” [syn: persist, die hard, run, endure]
4: prove superior; “The champion prevailed, though it was a
hard fight” [syn: triumph]
5: use persuasion successfully; “He prevailed upon her to visit
his parents” English → English (gcide)
Prevail \Pre*vail"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Prevailed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Prevailing.] [F. pr['e]valoir, OF. prevaleir, L.
praevalere; prae before + valere to be strong, able, or
worth. See Valiant.]
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.
When Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and
when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. --Ex.
So David prevailed over the Philistine. --1 Sam.
This kingdom could never prevail against the united
power of England. --Swift.
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.
This custom makes the short-sighted bigots, and the
warier skeptics, as far as it prevails. --Locke.
3. To persuade or induce; -- with on, upon, or with; as, I
prevailedon him to wait.
He was prevailed with to restrain the Earl.
Prevail upon some judicious friend to be your
constant hearer, and allow him the utmost freedom.