prevail on/upon

phrasal verb

prevailed on/upon; prevailing on/upon; prevails on/upon
: to ask or persuade (someone) to do something
They prevailed on/upon me to play a few tunes on the piano.

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“Prevail on/upon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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