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English definition of “prevail”

prevail

verb [I]
 
 
/prɪˈveɪl/ formal
CONTROL to get control or influence: We can only hope that common sense will prevail.Affecting and influencing
BE COMMON to be common among a group of people: The use of guns prevails among the gangs in this area.Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
(Definition of prevail from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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