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prevail.

pre*vail

Pronunciation: \pri-'v[macron over a]l\

verb

pre*vailed

pre*vail*ing

1 : to succeed in convincing <Students prevailed upon the teacher to extend recess.>

2 : to be or become usual, common, or widespread <West winds prevail in that region.>

3 : to win against opposition <Good will prevail over evil.>

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Publication:Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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