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English definition of “prevail”

prevail

verb [I] uk   /prɪˈveɪl/ formal us  
C2 to get control or influence: I am sure that common sense will prevail in the end. And did reason prevail over (= become a more powerful influence than) emotion? to be common among a group of people or area at a particular time: This attitude still prevails among the middle classes.
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