Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
prevail /pri'veil/
  • nội động từ
    • ((thường) + against, over) thắng thế, chiếm ưu thế
      • socialism will prevail: chủ nghĩa xã hội sẽ thắng thế
      • to prevail over the enemy: chiếm ưu thế đối với kẻ địch
    • thịnh hành, lưu hành, phổ biến khắp, lan khắp, thường xảy ra nhiều
      • according to the custom that prevailed in those days: theo phong tục thịnh hành thời bấy giờ
    • (+ on, upon) khiến, thuyết phục
      • to prevail upon somebody to do something: thuyết phục ai làm gì
Concise Dictionary
+be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
+be valid, applicable, or true
+continue to exist
+prove superior
+use persuasion successfully

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 hold sway, win (out), predominate, succeed, triumph, gain or achieve a victory, prove superior, gain mastery or control:
It is sometimes disappointing to learn that right does not always prevail
2 predominate, be prevalent or widespread or current, preponderate, dominate, be the order of the day:
As usual during Oktoberfest in Bavaria, revelry prevailed.
3 prevail on or upon. persuade, induce, influence, sway, dispose; incline, win over, bring round, convince:
We prevailed on the guard to let us through the gate.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb [V]
1 ~ (in / among sth) (written) to exist or be very common at a particular time or in a particular place: We were horrified at the conditions prevailing in local prisons. + Those beliefs still prevail among certain social groups.
2 ~ (against / over sth) (formal) (of ideas, opinions, etc.) to be accepted, especially after a struggle or an argument: Justice will prevail over tyranny. + Fortunately, common sense prevailed.
3 [V] ~ (against / over sb) (formal) to defeat an opponent, especially after a long struggle
Phrasal Verbs: prevail on / upon sb to do sth (formal) to persuade sb to do sth: I'm sure he could be prevailed upon to give a talk.
Collocation Dictionary


Her happy outlook always prevailed.
| eventually, finally, in the end, ultimately


be likely to | must, ought to
Common sense must prevail in the end.


The wishes of 20 million people ought to prevail against those of 200 thousand.
| over
His view eventually prevailed over theirs.

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