名词:prevailer 动词过去式:prevailed 过去分词:prevailed 现在分词:prevailing 第三人称单数:prevails
1 [I] ~ (among/in sth/sb) exist or happen generally; be widespread 普遍存在; 普遍发生; 盛行; 流行
*conditions prevailing in the region 该地区的普遍状况
* The use of horses for ploughing still prevails among the poorer farmers. 用马耕作的现象在贫苦农民中仍然十分普遍.
2 [I, Ipr] ~ (against/over sb/sth) (fml 文) fight successfully (against sb/sth); defeat 战胜（某人[某事物]）; 击败
*Virtue will prevail against evil. 美德定将战胜邪恶.
* The invaders prevailed over the native population. 入侵者打败了土著居民.
3 (phr v) prevail on sb to do sth (fml 文) persuade sb to do sth 劝说某人做某事
*May I prevail on you to make a speech after dinner? 可以请你在用餐後讲几句话吗?
v [I not in progressive]formal
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin;Origin: praevalere, from valere 'to be strong']
if a belief, custom, situation etc prevails, it exists among a group of people at a certain time
prevail in/among etc
the economic conditions which prevail in England and Wales
I admired the creativity which prevailed among the young writers.
if a person, idea, or principle prevails in a fight, argument etc, they are successful in the end
Justice will prevail.
common sense prevails/reason prevails
(=a sensible decision is made)
He considered lying, but then common sense prevailed.
Your inner strength will enable you to prevail over life's obstacles.
prevail on/upon [prevail on/upon sb] phr v
to persuade someone
prevail on/upon sb to do sth
She prevailed upon her father to say nothing.
1. Potholes, unrepaired bridges, and other problems will make streets impassable to motor vehicles, so bicycles and animal-drawn vehicles will prevail. 坑凹不平的路面、失修的桥梁以及其它问题将使机动车无法在街道上行驶，因此将盛行自行车和畜力车。