prevail


prevail
01. Government forces have [prevailed] over the rebels, and the capital city remains secure.
02. Agassi has once again [prevailed] over his main rival at Wimbledon.
03. The boss' personal interests should not be allowed to [prevail] over the economic interests of the company.
04. The [prevailing] attitude towards homosexual marriage has changed dramatically over the last 10 years in this country.
05. The government is [prevailing] in the polls with only a couple of days left to go before the election.
06. Smoking is becoming increasingly [prevalent] among young women in the Asian countries, due to an aggressive advertising campaign by tobacco companies.
07. The [prevalence] of domestic abuse in our society can no longer be ignored.
08. A movie theater owner once said that the conditions for why people want to go to the movies still [prevail]; people want to get out of the house, and they want to have a social experience.
09. Singer Donny Osmond once said: "My father instilled in me the attitude of [prevailing]. If there's a challenge, go for it. If there's a wall to break down, break it down."
10. George Bancroft once said that the exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree to which the intelligence of the common mind has [prevailed] over wealth and brute force.
11. As a result of spending almost a century as a British colony, many British customs still [prevail] in Hong Kong.
12. Statistics show that overall [prevalence] of smoking in this country remains stable.
13. [Prevalence] of smoking among 15-19 year-olds in this country increased to 28 percent in 1999, from 21 percent in 1990.
14. The use of robots is becoming increasingly [prevalent] in factories around the world.
15. The climate of Great Britain is described as temperate, moderated by [prevailing] southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current.
16. In Russia, the principle of equal pay for equal work is in the Constitution, but men [prevail] in leading positions.
17. The [prevailing] wind patterns on earth are a result of the planet's rotation.
18. Nobel prize winner Willie Brandt once noted that as long as hunger exists, peace cannot [prevail].
19. Sociologists view culture as shared symbols and their [prevailing] meanings within a given social group.

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  • prevail — pre‧vail [prɪˈveɪl] verb [intransitive] formal 1. if someone or their arguments, views etc prevail, they finally win an argument after a long period of time: • The company is hoping to prevail in a court challenge to the water board ruling.… …   Financial and business terms

  • prevail — pre·vail /pri vāl/ vi 1: to obtain substantially the relief or action sought in a lawsuit 2: to be frequent or predominant the prevail ing rate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • prevail — [prē vāl′, privāl′] vi. [ME prevaylen < L praevalere < prae , before (see PRE ) + valere, to be strong: see VALUE] 1. to gain the advantage or mastery; be victorious; triumph: often with over or against 2. to produce or achieve the desired… …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • prevail — ► VERB 1) prove more powerful; be victorious. 2) (prevail on/upon) persuade to do something. 3) be widespread or current. DERIVATIVES prevailing adjective. ORIGIN Latin praevalere have greater power …   English terms dictionary

  • prevail on — index govern Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • prevail on — prevail (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way: argue into, bring, bring around (or round), convince, get, induce, persuade, sell (on), talk into. See PERSUASION …   English dictionary for students

  • prevail — (v.) late 14c., from L. praevalere have greater power, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + valere have power, be strong (see VALIANT (Cf. valiant)). Related: Prevailed; prevailing …   Etymology dictionary

  • prevail\ on — • prevail (up)on v To bring to an act or belief; cause a change in; persuade. He prevailed upon the musician to entertain instead of the absent speaker. He prevailed upon me to believe in his innocence …   Словарь американских идиом