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prevailverb [I]

 us   /prɪˈveɪl/
to exist and be accepted among a large number of people, or to get a position of control and influence: Let’s hope that common sense prevails. In spite of injuries, our team prevailed and went on to win.
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prevailverb [I]

uk   /prɪˈveɪl/  us   /prɪˈveɪl/ formal
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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prevailverb [I]

uk   us   /prɪˈveɪl/
to get control or influence in a particular situation: prevail over sth They complained that corporate interests often prevailed over the needs of the individual.
formal to win in an argument, court case, etc.: prevail in sth If they prevail in the court case, they could receive up to $10,000 each.
to be common among a group of people or in an area at a particular time: This attitude still prevails in parts of Europe.prevail among sb Secrecy prevails among the banking lobbies.
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