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prevail — as in:  reason will prevail

Neither side has the strength to prevail over the other.
prove superior or win
prevail — as in:  she prevailed upon him

The lobbyist prevailed upon the president to sign the legislation.
use persuasion — especially successfully
prevailing — as in:  prevailing attitude

In the afternoon, the meadow enjoys prevailing winds from the west.
most common, powerful, or influential
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