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prevail against
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  • prevail against — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition: beat, best, conquer, defeat, master, overcome, rout, subdue, subjugate, surmount, triumph over, vanquish, worst. Informal: trim, whip. Slang: ace, lick. Idioms:… …   English dictionary for students

  • Prevail — Pre*vail , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prevailed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prevailing}.] [F. pr[ e]valoir, OF. prevaleir, L. praevalere; prae before + valere to be strong, able, or worth. See {Valiant}.] 1. To overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prevail — v. 1) (D; intr.) to prevail against, over (to prevail against overwhelming odds) 2) (d; intr.) to prevail on, upon smb. to do smt. (they prevailed on me to buy a new television set) * * * [prɪ veɪl] upon smb. to do smt. (they prevailed on me to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • prevail — verb ADVERB ▪ always, usually ▪ Her happy outlook always prevailed. ▪ eventually, finally, in the end, ultimately VERB + PREVAIL …   Collocations dictionary

  • prevail — [prē vāl′, privāl′] vi. [ME prevaylen < L praevalere < prae , before (see PRE ) + valere, to be strong: see VALUE] 1. to gain the advantage or mastery; be victorious; triumph: often with over or against 2. to produce or achieve the desired… …   English World dictionary

  • prevail — pre|vail [prıˈveıl] v [I not in progressive] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: praevalere, from valere to be strong ] 1.) if a belief, custom, situation etc prevails, it exists among a group of people at a certain time prevail in/among… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prevail — [[t]prɪve͟ɪl[/t]] prevails, prevailing, prevailed 1) VERB If a proposal, principle, or opinion prevails, it gains influence or is accepted, often after a struggle or argument. We hope that common sense would prevail... Rick still believes that… …   English dictionary

  • prevail — v 1. predominate, reign, rule, hold sway, have force, preponderate; lead, win out, succeed, be successful, be a winner or a success, dominate, hold authority, wear the crown, sit on the throne, Inf. sit in the driver s seat; wield the scepter,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • prevail — v.intr. 1 (often foll. by against, over) be victorious or gain mastery. 2 be the more usual or predominant. 3 exist or occur in general use or experience; be current. 4 (foll. by on, upon) persuade. Phrases and idioms: prevailing wind the wind… …   Useful english dictionary

  • War against Islam — (also War on Islam, or Attack on Islam) is a critical term used to describe a perceived campaign to harm, weaken or even annihilate the religion of Islam, using military, economic, social and cultural means. The campaign is alleged to be waged by …   Wikipedia

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