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prevail viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be most important)prevalecer viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
prevail over [sth/sb] vi + prep (win over other options)prevalecer sobre vi + prep
  imponerse a v prnl + prep
 Maggie and Linda couldn't decide what car to buy, but finally, the Audi prevailed over the Renault.
prevail on [sb] to do [sth],
prevail upon
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(persuade: [sb] to do [sth])convencer a alguien de que haga algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
  persuadir a alguien a que haga algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
  incitar a alguien a que haga algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 He prevailed on the jury to hear of his innocence, but they labelled him guilty anyway.
 Convenció al jurado de que considerara su inocencia, pero igualmente lo declararon culpable.
prevail over [sth/sb] vi + prep (triumph over, be greater than)imponerse a v prnl + prep
  prevalecer sobre vi + prep
  derrotar a vtr + prep
 The center-right party prevailed over the Socialists in the latest elections.
 El partido de centro derecha se impuso a los socialistas en las últimas elecciones.
 
Additional Translations
prevail viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (sport: win)vencer, ganar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 It was a hard fought match, but the home team prevailed in the end.
prevail viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (win)prevalecer viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
  vencer viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 William and Polly debated the point for hours, but in the end, it was Polly's opinion that prevailed.
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