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prevail

美国发音:[prɪ'veɪl]
英国发音:[prɪ'veɪl]

[v]
英语解释:to be the strongest influence or element in a situation
常见翻译:说服

exist; succeed
If a belief, custom, habit, etc., exists in a group of people, or a society, it prevails among them. To prevail is to be present, especially things like customs, habits, etc., in a society, or among a group of people. Superstitions prevail in a group of people, if they are superstitious. The custom of animal sacrifice prevails among certain tribes, if they practice animal sacrifice. When you prevail over your enemy you defeat them finally, usually after a lot of difficulty. Somebody else's word prevails over yours if their word is accepted, and your word is rejected. �The Israelis prevailed after a prolonged fight.� This means that the Israelis won after some struggle.