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prevail (verb) 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.

  • The custom of idol worship prevails among the Hindus of India. No religious function ever takes place among them without the worship of the idol of some god or the other.
  • It was an equal match till the last minutes of the game between Argentina and Brazil. In the end, however, Brazil prevailed with a last minute goal.
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