Meaning of “prevail on/upon someone to do something” in the English Dictionary

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"prevail on/upon someone to do something" in American English

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prevail on/upon someone to do something

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

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)