Variant of prevail
- to gain the advantage or mastery; be victorious; triumph: often with over or against
- to produce or achieve the desired effect; be effective; succeed
- to be or become stronger or more widespread; predominate
- to exist widely; be prevalent
Origin: Middle English prevaylen from Classical Latin praevalere from prae-, before (see pre-) plush valere, to be strong: see value
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