Synonyms of 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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Definition and meaning of prevailing (Dictionary)