verb (used without object)
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Origin of prevail
historical usage of prevail
Nearly all of the Middle English spelling variants of Modern English prevail, e.g., prevailen, prevaile, provaile, have their -ai- spelling not from prévaloir, but from Middle English availen “to be of use or advantage” (Modern English avail ).
OTHER WORDS FROM prevailpre·vail·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for prevail
Delaware Republicans backed Jim DeMartino, an attorney, but Witzke prevailed.Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic|Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Vince was curious whether that strategy would prevail or instead a strategy that targeted more castles would win the day.
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They prevailed against Houston’s Phi Slama Jama in 1984 and were within 5 points of winning all three, if it weren’t for historic shooting from eighth-seeded Villanova in 1985 and a shot from some guy named Michael Jordan in 1982.John Thompson’s Unapologetic Blackness Changed College Basketball|Santul Nerkar|September 1, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
It’s hard to say what will prevail in the long run because the evidence points to the fact that this is working to rank sites.Guide: How to structure a local SEO strategy for your business|Christian Carere|August 6, 2020|Search Engine Watch
As McCain so eloquently stated Monday, we must not “risk our national honor to prevail in this or any war.”Why the Muslim World Isn’t Flipping Out Over the CIA Torture Report|Dean Obeidallah|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These fanatical groups wish to create fundamentalist enclaves in which some version of Sharia law will prevail.
Then, a Perry campaign has to prevail in the general election.
Singer, a formidable Hollywood legal pugilist, said ultimately that “we [he and Travolta] will prevail in this action.”
The natural American impulse is to search for solutions, for policies that can prevail against these upheavals.Here’s What the U.S. Has to Do to Deal With the Mad Middle East|Leslie H. Gelb|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was determined that nothing should prevail upon her to let him out of her sight that night.Barchester Towers|Anthony Trollope
If a woman gives birth to a form of some kind, king against king,—his rival, will prevail.
If each officer can carry conviction to the understanding of one member of Congress, the measure will prevail.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume I (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
But shall she not prevail, And sway you, as she oft hath done before?Gent.Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (8 of 10)|Francis Beaumont
Midday was at hand, and confusion continued to prevail among the fugitives.Annals of a Fortress|E. Viollet-le-Duc