"prevails" in the verb sense
1. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
"Money reigns supreme here"
"Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
2. prevail, hold, obtain
be valid, applicable, or true
"This theory still holds"
3. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure
continue to exist
"These stories die hard"
"The legend of Elvis endures"
4. prevail, triumph
"The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"
use persuasion successfully
"He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
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