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prevail on/upon someone to do something

verb [I] phrasal verb with prevail  /prɪˈveɪl/ us  
to persuade someone to do something: My father prevailed on some friends to let us stay with them.
(Definition of prevail on/upon someone to do something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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