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prevail on/upon sb

phrasal verb with prevail uk   us   /prɪˈveɪl/ verb [I] formal
to persuade someone to do something that they do not want to do: He was eventually prevailed upon to accept the appointment.
Translations of “prevail on/upon sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 說服(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 说服(某人)…
(Definition of prevail on/upon sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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