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

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"prevail upon/on sb" in Business English

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prevail upon/on sb

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

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

They finally prevailed on him to hand in his resignation.

(Definition of “prevail upon/on sb” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)