Dictionary Results for prevailing

1. prevail - verb

· be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

Synonym(s): predominate, dominate, rule, reign

2. prevail - verb

· be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"

Synonym(s): hold, obtain

Hypernym(s): exist, be

3. prevail - verb

· continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"

Synonym(s): persist, die_hard, run, endure

Hypernym(s): continue

4. prevail - verb

· prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"

Synonym(s): triumph

Hypernym(s): win

5. prevail - verb

· use persuasion successfully; "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"

Hypernym(s): persuade

6. prevailing - adjective

· most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"

Synonym(s): prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife

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