Definition of prevail :
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.
brave out, track down, book, stand, pass, hulk, curb, hold back, run away, confine, take hold, lead, extend, take for, obligate, hang on, brook, crow, accommodate, reserve, range, be given, concord, halt, go, retain, defend, hold, get, thrive, keep back, melt, go for, exuberate, fly the coop, draw, consort, agree, take to the woods, feed, campaign, harness, over, unravel, have got, reign, hold in, reign supreme, restrain, brave, scat, bear, keep, rein, course, ladder, head for the hills, guide, loom, guard, live on, hightail it, hold on, preponderate, sustain, weather, flourish, maintain, check, run for, harbour, hunt down, have the ascendancy, tolerate, moderate, black market, contain, deem, prosper, play, hold out, break away, jubilate, lean, scarper, find, move, admit, hunt, execute, work, govern, withstand, support, wear, bind, lam, ply, take, gloat, melt down, persevere, survive, rejoice, race, suffer, receive, turn tail, view as, hold up, operate, entertain, overshadow, die hard, adjudge, put up, apply, carry, decree, bleed, overlook, stomach, digest, stick out, throw, declare, hang in, run, overtop, make, function, nurse, arrest, eclipse, bunk, exult, tower, escape, wallow, incline, concur, have, obtain, harbor, tend, defy, incur, oblige, flow, give
dominate (part of speech: verb)
remain (part of speech: verb)
succeed (part of speech: verb)
exist (part of speech: verb)
- Indeed, ability to endure in silence is one of the best evidences that you will finally prevail. - "The Young Man and the World", Albert J. Beveridge.
- Probably it will not prevail. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
- It was beyond his power of imagination to suppose that any other motive of action could possibly prevail, even among her enemies. - "The Stolen Singer", Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger.