Meaning of “prevail on/upon sb” in the English Dictionary

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"prevail on/upon sb" in British English

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prevail on/upon sb

phrasal verb with prevail uk /prɪˈveɪl/ us /prɪˈveɪl/ verb [ I ] formal

to persuade someone to do something that they do not want to do:

(Definition of “prevail on/upon sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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