What does prevail mean?

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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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If human beings are capable of deciding the truth value of every well-formed mathematical statement, then classical logic will prevail after all.
Professor Hills said there was no easy way of predicting which view would prevail.
Willing blindness seems to prevail among farmers who refuse to understand the idiocy of pricing milk at wildly differing price levels.
He thought that if this system crumbled then anarchy and tyranny would prevail.
We must not believe that all opinion is ideology, that reason is only power, that there is no truth to prevail.
Firm in our resolve, focused on our mission, and led by a superb commander in chief, we will prevail.

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