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prevailing (on or upon)

verb
present participle of prevail (on or upon)

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to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests
  • we prevailed on him to sing in front of all his friends

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“Prevailing (on or upon).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prevailing%20%28on%20or%20upon%29. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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