What is the meaning of the word prevail?

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  1. (intransitive) To be superior in strength, dominance, influence or frequency; to have or gain the advantage over others; to have the upper hand; to outnumber others.
  2. (intransitive) To be current, widespread or predominant; to have currency or prevalence.
  3. (intransitive) To succeed in persuading or inducing.
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As long as calm heads prevail, it can be reasonably hoped that tangible progress will be made in the future.
He thought that if this system crumbled then anarchy and tyranny would prevail.
Firm in our resolve, focused on our mission, and led by a superb commander in chief, we will prevail.
Professor Hills said there was no easy way of predicting which view would prevail.
We are filled with sorrow, but yet, we are determined not to let this terror prevail.
We must not believe that all opinion is ideology, that reason is only power, that there is no truth to prevail.

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