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Prevail vs. Remain

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Prevailverb

(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.

‘Red colour prevails in the Canadian flag.’;

Remainnoun

That which is left; relic; remainder.

Prevailverb

(intransitive) To be current, widespread or predominant; to have currency or prevalence.

‘In his day and age, such practices prevailed all over Europe.’;

Remainnoun

(in the plural) That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.

Prevailverb

(intransitive) To succeed in persuading or inducing.

‘I prevailed on him to wait.’;

Remainnoun

Posthumous works or productions, especially literary works.

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Prevailverb

To avail.

Remainnoun

(obsolete) State of remaining; stay.

Prevailverb

To overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to gain the advantage; to have the upper hand, or the mastery; to succeed; - sometimes with over or against.

‘When Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.’; ‘So David prevailed over the Philistine.’; ‘This kingdom could never prevail against the united power of England.’;

Remainverb

To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.

Prevailverb

To be in force; to have effect, power, or influence; to be predominant; to have currency or prevalence; to obtain; as, the practice prevails this day.

‘This custom makes the short-sighted bigots, and the warier skeptics, as far as it prevails.’;

Remainverb

To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.

‘There was no food in the house, so I had to remain hungry.’;

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Prevailverb

To persuade or induce; - with on, upon, or with; as, I prevailedon him to wait.

‘He was prevailed with to restrain the Earl.’; ‘Prevail upon some judicious friend to be your constant hearer, and allow him the utmost freedom.’;

Remainverb

To await; to be left to.

Prevailverb

be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance;

‘Money reigns supreme here’; ‘Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood’;

Remainverb

(copulative) To continue in a state of being.

‘The light remained red for two full minutes.’;

Prevailverb

be valid, applicable, or true;

‘This theory still holds’;

Remainverb

To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.

‘Gather up the fragments that remain.’; ‘Of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.’; ‘That . . . remains to be proved.’;

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Prevailverb

continue to exist;

‘These stories die hard’; ‘The legend of Elvis endures’;

Remainverb

To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.

‘Remain a widow at thy father's house.’; ‘Childless thou art; childless remain.’;

Prevailverb

prove superior;

‘The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight’;

Remainverb

To await; to be left to.

‘The easier conquest now remains thee.’;

Prevailverb

use persuasion successfully;

‘He prevailed upon her to visit his parents’;

Remainnoun

State of remaining; stay.

‘Which often, since my here remain in England,I 've seen him do.’;

Remainnoun

That which is left; relic; remainder; - chiefly in the plural.

‘When this remain of horror has entirely subsided.’;

Remainnoun

That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.

‘Old warriors whose adored remainsIn weeping vaults her hallowed earth contains!’;

Remainnoun

The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's

Remainverb

stay the same; remain in a certain state;

‘The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it’; ‘rest assured’; ‘stay alone’; ‘He remained unmoved by her tears’; ‘The bad weather continued for another week’;

Remainverb

continue in a place, position, or situation;

‘After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser’; ‘Stay with me, please’; ‘despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year’; ‘She continued as deputy mayor for another year’;

Remainverb

be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.;

‘There remains the question of who pulled the trigger’; ‘Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war’;

Remainverb

stay behind;

‘The smell stayed in the room’; ‘The hostility remained long after they made up’;

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