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synonyms for prevails

  • abound
  • beat
  • overcome
  • prove
  • reign
  • succeed
  • triumph
  • win
  • best
  • carry
  • command
  • conquer
  • domineer
  • gain
  • master
  • obtain
  • overrule
  • predominate
  • preponderate
  • be common
  • be current
  • be prevalent
  • be usual
  • be victorious
  • be widespread
  • come out on top
  • exist generally
  • get there
  • go great guns
  • go places
  • hit pay dirt
  • luck out
  • make it
  • make out
  • move out
  • take off
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antonyms for prevails

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  • fail
  • forfeit
  • lose
  • surrender
  • follow
  • give up
  • yield
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How to use prevails in a sentence

The darkness, or rather the general misapprehension, which prevails on this subject, is a frightful source of disease and misery.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
In New York and some other states a somewhat different rule prevails.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
The same general arrangement prevails throughout the building, though here and there certain modifications will be noticed.
BELL'S CATHEDRALS: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF ROMSEY ABBEYTHOMAS PERKINS
The free book system that prevails in some schools is a prolific source of infection.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
I believe I have already mentioned, that a very wrong idea prevails as to their comparative merit.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
A cold tone of gentle-blooded, high-middle-class respectability prevails.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
But in some places, the practice prevails of washing the curd with hot water, after the whey has been partially separated from it.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
Perhaps no greater charm prevails in this world of wage-earners than the attitude toward motherhood.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
An idea prevails that a diminution in the extent under grain implies an increase in the production of meat.
LANDHOLDING IN ENGLANDJOSEPH FISHER
His letters during this period reflect the varying phases of hope and of discouragement; but, upon the whole, the latter prevails.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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