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Definition of the verb prevail upon

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  1. [idiomatic] To convince; to persuade.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Prevail upon fome judicious friend to be your constant hearer, and allow him the utmost freedom. Swift. *PREWARLING. adj. [from prevail.j Predominant; having most influence; having great power; prevalent; efficacious.-Probabilities, which ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Prevail upon sense judicious friend to be your constant hearer, and allow him the utmost freedom. Stuift. * PREVAILING, adj. [from prevail.] Predominant; having roost influence; having great pow- er ; prevalent ; efficacious. — Probabilities ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Conciliate, persuade, enlist, m:t the goodwill of, prevail upon, bring over, win over , gain over.

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Quotes about prevail upon

Anxiety, jealousy and regrets plague your thought.
Habits, customs and worships waste your time.
Greed, sex and revenge spoil your mind.
Importance, identity and influence mar your chances.
You must prevail upon them to find peace.
15.04.2010 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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