Synonyms for prevailing


1. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail
usage: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
2. prevail, hold, obtain, exist, be
usage: be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"
3. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure, continue
usage: continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
4. prevail, triumph, win
usage: prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"
5. prevail, persuade
usage: use persuasion successfully; "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"


1. prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife, frequent (vs. infrequent)
usage: most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"
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