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