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Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.
Mary Astell

Meaning of "prevail" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PREVAIL

From Latin praevalēre to be superior in strength, from prae beyond + valēre to be strong.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PREVAIL

prevail  [prɪˈveɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PREVAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Prevail is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb prevail in English.

WHAT DOES PREVAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of prevail in the English dictionary

The first definition of prevail in the dictionary is often foll by over or against to prove superior; gain mastery. Other definition of prevail is to be or appear as the most important feature; be prevalent. Prevail is also to exist widely; be in force.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PREVAIL

PRESENT

Present
I prevail
you prevail
he/she/it prevails
we prevail
you prevail
they prevail
Present continuous
I am prevailing
you are prevailing
he/she/it is prevailing
we are prevailing
you are prevailing
they are prevailing
Present perfect
I have prevailed
you have prevailed
he/she/it has prevailed
we have prevailed
you have prevailed
they have prevailed
Present perfect continuous
I have been prevailing
you have been prevailing
he/she/it has been prevailing
we have been prevailing
you have been prevailing
they have been prevailing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I prevailed
you prevailed
he/she/it prevailed
we prevailed
you prevailed
they prevailed
Past continuous
I was prevailing
you were prevailing
he/she/it was prevailing
we were prevailing
you were prevailing
they were prevailing
Past perfect
I had prevailed
you had prevailed
he/she/it had prevailed
we had prevailed
you had prevailed
they had prevailed
Past perfect continuous
I had been prevailing
you had been prevailing
he/she/it had been prevailing
we had been prevailing
you had been prevailing
they had been prevailing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will prevail
you will prevail
he/she/it will prevail
we will prevail
you will prevail
they will prevail
Future continuous
I will be prevailing
you will be prevailing
he/she/it will be prevailing
we will be prevailing
you will be prevailing
they will be prevailing
Future perfect
I will have prevailed
you will have prevailed
he/she/it will have prevailed
we will have prevailed
you will have prevailed
they will have prevailed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been prevailing
you will have been prevailing
he/she/it will have been prevailing
we will have been prevailing
you will have been prevailing
they will have been prevailing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would prevail
you would prevail
he/she/it would prevail
we would prevail
you would prevail
they would prevail
Conditional continuous
I would be prevailing
you would be prevailing
he/she/it would be prevailing
we would be prevailing
you would be prevailing
they would be prevailing
Conditional perfect
I would have prevail
you would have prevail
he/she/it would have prevail
we would have prevail
you would have prevail
they would have prevail
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been prevailing
you would have been prevailing
he/she/it would have been prevailing
we would have been prevailing
you would have been prevailing
they would have been prevailing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you prevail
we let´s prevail
you prevail
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to prevail
Past participle
prevailed
Present Participle
prevailing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PREVAIL


avail
əˈveɪl
countervail
ˌkaʊntəˈveɪl
overveil
ˌəʊvəˈveɪl
paravail
ˈpærəˌveɪl
re-avail
ˌriːəˈveɪl
surveil
sɜːˈveɪl
surveille
sɜːˈveɪl
travail
ˈtræveɪl
unveil
ʌnˈveɪl
vail
veɪl
vale
veɪl
veil
veɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PREVAIL

prevailer
prevailing
prevailingly
prevailment
prevalence
prevalency
prevalent
prevalently
prevalentness
prevaricate
prevarication
prevaricator
prevenancy
prevene
prevenience
prevenient
preveniently
prevent
preventability

WORDS THAT END LIKE PREVAIL

Abigail
bail
cocktail
detail
e-mail
fail
get out of jail
go into detail
hail
jail
mail
nail
on the nail
rail
retail
sail
tail
thumbnail
trail
webmail

Synonyms and antonyms of prevail in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PREVAIL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «prevail» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of prevail

Translation of «prevail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PREVAIL

Find out the translation of prevail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of prevail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «prevail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

占上风
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

prevalecer
570 millions of speakers

English

prevail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रबल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تسود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

преобладают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prevalecer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বোঝান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prévaloir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Diguna pakai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vorherrschen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

普及する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우세하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menangake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chiếm ưu thế
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேம்படு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विजय मिळवणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hakim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prevalere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przeważać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

переважають
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prevala
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπερισχύουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

heers
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

företräde
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

råde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of prevail

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PREVAIL»

The term «prevail» is very widely used and occupies the 22.296 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PREVAIL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «prevail» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «prevail» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about prevail

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PREVAIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word prevail.
1
Gerry Adams
But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda - no-one else is going to do that.
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Samuel Adams
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
3
Mary Astell
Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.
4
Graeme Base
I'm a relentlessly optimistic person, and I think 'The Waterhole' is a story of hope and that even though nature goes through cycles, we prevail in the end.
5
John Bolton
I haven't given up on the possibility that sweet reason will prevail.
6
David Boreanaz
Shooting a television show can be very difficult and at times can really wear on you. If you keep reminding yourself that it is a job and you show up together as a team and as a whole, you can prevail.
7
Thomas Brooks
For great is truth, and shall prevail.
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Thomas Brooks
Truth is mighty and will prevail.
9
Pierce Brosnan
Together we are stronger, our voices louder, and the synergy of our actions more powerful. Together we can prevail on the Navy to put commonsense safeguards in place, like requiring its ships to avoid the most sensitive marine mammal habitats and to stop their training exercises during peak migrations.
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Steve Brown
It's a bummer sometimes but I always believe that great bands and great music always prevail.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PREVAIL»

Discover the use of prevail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to prevail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Can Life Prevail?: A Radical Approach to the Environmental ...
Can Life Prevail? provides a radical yet firmly grounded perspective on the ecological problems threatening both the biosphere and human culture.
Pentti Linkola, 2011
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Destined to Prevail
Your destiny is set by your commander in chief, the Lord Jesus Christ!Nicky S. Raiborde, is known for relevance, simplicity, and commitment to teach the uncompromised Word of God, to empower and release people in the work of the ministry, ...
Nicky S. Raiborde, 2008
3
Making Peace Prevail: Preventing Violent Conflict in Macedonia
The first in-depth account of how Macedonia-one of the few examples of successful preventive diplomacy-held onto peace during the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
‎1999
4
May Cooler Heads Prevail
The last time Dixie’s Aunt Connie saw her fiancé was the night before their wedding.
Teri Dunnegan, 2010
5
Power and Prayers to Prevail Over Spiritual Garments of ...
Through this book, you will learn how unholy inheritances, transfers, ancestral links and covenants, curses, and habitual sinful living serve to dress us in demonically-designed spiritual garments that hinder our lives and destinies.
Joshua Tayo Obi-Gbesan, 2010
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Prayers That Prevail: The Believer's Manual of Prayers
The prayers in this book will help you understand how to receive God's answers to common concerns.
Victory House, Victory House Staff, 1990
7
Where wonders prevail: true accounts that bear witness to ...
Presents a collection of real-life experiences of ordinary people whose lives have been touched and changed by God
Joan Wester Anderson, 1997
8
Promises Prevail
Book 3 in the Promises series.
Sarah McCarty, 2005
9
Prevail: A Testament of Christian Faith, Healing, and a ...
The missing pieces of my life suddenly started to make sense and that made me feel better. Basically, writing this book became my own personal therapy.
Annette L. Saenz, 2012
10
Prevail
Derek has conspired to have her to gain more power with the forces of darkness but will his god win out over hers? T.S. Whitlow lives with her husband Mike in the beautiful state of Va, they have two sons Chris and Chad.
T. S. Whitlow, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PREVAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term prevail is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Massive Open-World Space Exploration Game 'Prevail' Rises from …
File this under "Best news I've heard so far this year" - the massive open-world interplanetary exploration and combat game Prevail, which was ... «Touch Arcade, Jul 15»
2
Let Ufa prevail
Let Ufa prevail. Terror at Gurdaspur will test the political will for India-Pakistan dialogue. It must not win. Google +. Comments. Written by ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
3
Coolum Beach duo prevail to claim club pairs champs
Brenda Balchin (pictured) and Marilyn Clayton had a narrow escape in the semi final with a last end 26-25 win against Caloundra's Donna ... «The Sunshine Coast Daily, Jul 15»
4
Hollywood Undead, Crown The Empire & I Prevail tour announced …
Hollywood Undead, Crown The Empire and I Prevail will be joining forces for a September through October North American run. Kicking off in ... «Next Mosh, Jul 15»
5
SONA 2015 FASHION | First look: Subdued and understated gowns …
SONA 2015 FASHION | First look: Subdued and understated gowns prevail at red carpet walk. Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com · Monday, ... «InterAksyon, Jul 15»
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Solid Pitching, Timely Hitting Help Bandits Prevail
Solid Pitching, Timely Hitting Help Bandits Prevail. Story · Comments. ShareShare; Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font ... «Journal & Topics Newspapers Online, Jul 15»
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Jack Ohman: Cooler Heads To Prevail
Jack Ohman: Cooler Heads To Prevail. Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: Cooler Heads To Prevail. Gallery; Comments. 1 of 1. Cooler Heads To ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
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All Blacks prevail in the end with 27-20 win
New Zealand left their matchwinning effort rather late but it was telling nonetheless as they ran out 27-20 winners against South Africa. «Mail & Guardian Online, Jul 15»
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Cautious mood on Bursa likely to prevail
Apparently, all the short-term indicators on are deteriorating, suggesting the cautious mood is likely to prevail unless there are new leads and ... «The Star Online, Jul 15»
10
No. 1 seeds prevail in finals at PNW Open
The No. 1 seeds in the men's and women's brackets defeated their opponents in the finals Sunday at the 124th PNW Open at the Tacoma Lawn ... «TheNewsTribune.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Prevail [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/prevail>. Mar 2020 ».
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