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prevail / prevalecer
 
prevail   [prɪˈveɪl]   -intransitive verb
1. (=gain mastery)   prevalecer
·finally good sense prevailed
·por fin se impuso el buen sentido
·eventually peace prevailed
·al final se restableció la paz
·to prevail against or over one'noun enemies
·triunfar sobre los enemigos
2. (=be current)
[views, opinions]   predominar
(=be in fashion)   estar de moda,   estar en boga
·the conditions that now prevail
·las condiciones que ahora imperan
3. (=persuade)
·to prevail (up)on somebody to do something
·convencer a somebody, someone para que haga algo
·he was eventually prevailed upon to do it
·por fin lograron convencerlo de que lo hiciera
·she could not be prevailed upon
·fue imposible persuadirla,   no se convenció
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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