prevail upon

  • 1 prevail upon — I verb affect, be influential, beseech, bring over, bring to reason, carry weight with, coax, convince, encourage, enlist, entice, entreat, exercise influence over, exercise influence upon, exercise influence with, exhort, exorare, have influence …

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  • 2 prevail upon — / prevail on [v] persuade, influence affect, argue into, bring around, convince, crack, dispose, draw, get, get around, impress, incline, induce, promote, prompt, put across, ram down throat*, sell*, suck in*, sway, talk into, win over; concept… …

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  • 3 prevail upon — phrasal verb prevail on or prevail upon [transitive] Word forms prevail on : present tense I/you/we/they prevail on he/she/it prevails on present participle prevailing on past tense prevailed on past participle prevailed on formal prevail on/upon …

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  • 4 prevail upon sb — UK US prevail upon/on sb Phrasal Verb with prevail({{}}/prɪˈveɪl/ verb [I] ► FORMAL to persuade someone to do something that they do not want to do: »They finally prevailed on him to hand in his resignation …

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  • 5 prevail upon — verb To convince; to persuade. Perhaps I can prevail upon him to change his mind …

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  • 6 prevail\ upon — • prevail (up)on v To bring to an act or belief; cause a change in; persuade. He prevailed upon the musician to entertain instead of the absent speaker. He prevailed upon me to believe in his innocence …

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  • 7 prevail upon — pre ˈvail on pre ˈvail up ˌon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they prevail on he/she/it prevails on pre …

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  • 8 prevail upon — or[prevail on] {v.} To bring to an act or belief; cause a change in; persuade. * /He prevailed upon the musician to entertain instead of the absent speaker./ * /He prevailed upon me to believe in his innocence./ …

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  • 9 prevail upon — or[prevail on] {v.} To bring to an act or belief; cause a change in; persuade. * /He prevailed upon the musician to entertain instead of the absent speaker./ * /He prevailed upon me to believe in his innocence./ …

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  • 10 prevail upon — Synonyms and related words: argue into, bring over, bring round, bring to reason, captivate, charm, con, convince, draw over, gain, gain over, hook, hook in, outtalk, persuade, prevail on, prevail with, sell, sell one on, sway, talk into, talk… …

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  • 11 prevail upon — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. convince, sway, persuade; see influence . II prevail (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way: argue into, bring, bring around (or round), convince, get, induce, persuade,… …

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  • 12 prevail upon — See prevail on …

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  • 13 prevail upon — See prevail on …

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  • 14 prevail upon — persuade, influence …

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  • 15 prevail upon somebody to do something — preˈvail on/upon sb to do sth derived to persuade sb to do sth • I m sure he could be prevailed upon to give a talk. Main entry: ↑prevailderived …

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  • 16 Prevail — Pre*vail , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prevailed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prevailing}.] [F. pr[ e]valoir, OF. prevaleir, L. praevalere; prae before + valere to be strong, able, or worth. See {Valiant}.] 1. To overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to… …

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  • 17 prevail — [prē vāl′, privāl′] vi. [ME prevaylen < L praevalere < prae , before (see PRE ) + valere, to be strong: see VALUE] 1. to gain the advantage or mastery; be victorious; triumph: often with over or against 2. to produce or achieve the desired… …

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  • 18 prevail on — prevail upon they prevailed upon me to emcee their charity affair Syn: persuade, induce, coax, convince, get, urge, pressure, coerce; informal sweet talk, soft soap …

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  • 19 prevail on — prevail upon / prevail on [v] persuade, influence affect, argue into, bring around, convince, crack, dispose, draw, get, get around, impress, incline, induce, promote, prompt, put across, ram down throat*, sell*, suck in*, sway, talk into, win… …

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  • 20 prevail — [[t]prɪve͟ɪl[/t]] prevails, prevailing, prevailed 1) VERB If a proposal, principle, or opinion prevails, it gains influence or is accepted, often after a struggle or argument. We hope that common sense would prevail... Rick still believes that… …

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