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Definition of prevail:

  1. That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket.

Synonyms:

go for, confine, exuberate, hold, lean, play, melt, over, book, get, guard, weather, incur, scarper, move, digest, operate, bleed, take to the woods, bear, persevere, brave, melt down, lam, dominate, bind, hold out, execute, throw, hang on, halt, guide, concord, hunt, predominate, feed, obligate, gloat, adjudge, head for the hills, function, incline, harbor, jubilate, defend, race, run for, sustain, decree, course, flourish, defy, take, exult, preponderate, apply, harbour, extend, hold back, contain, escape, hold up, have, unravel, hulk, wallow, deem, rejoice, ply, oblige, rein, ladder, declare, go, retain, concur, campaign, moderate, live on, draw, stand, track down, lead, be given, eclipse, brook, suffer, reserve, pass, arrest, wear, accommodate, hang in, restrain, tower, agree, harness, have got, hold in, tend, overtop, consort, find, rule, reign, support, take hold, check, run away, keep, overshadow, withstand, hightail it, have the ascendancy, die hard, nurse, stomach, take for, bunk, work, govern, prosper, black market, carry, crow, keep back, view as, scat, receive, overlook, run, fly the coop, endure, survive, obtain, range, flow, thrive, break away, tolerate, stick out, brave out, make, loom, persist, triumph, reign supreme, maintain, curb, hunt down, give, admit, turn tail, entertain, preponderate, hold on, put up.

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