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prevails

verb
present tense third-person singular of prevail

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1 to achieve victory (as in a contest)
  • we shall prevail despite the overwhelming odds

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2 to continue to operate or to meet one's needs
  • a custom that still prevails in many areas of Africa

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“Prevails.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prevails. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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