prevail against (someone or something)

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prevail against (someone or something)

To overcome and succeed against someone or something. I believe as strongly today as I did when I was younger that love will always prevail against hate in the long run. No one expected our team to prevail against the defending champions, but we found it in ourselves to win.
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prevail against someone or something

to win out over someone or something; to dominate someone or something. You will not prevail against me! I am sure that our team will prevail against the challengers.
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Tots as they were, they pulled together and stood their ground in childish battles with doubled fists and uplifted voices, which usually prevailed against the other mother-tots.
Brott has a great friend - a man named Grahame, whose influence prevailed against mine.
As if anybody could ever make sure of having prevailed against the sea, which has betrayed so many ships of great "name," so many proud men, so many towering ambitions of fame, power, wealth, greatness!
But warlike Menelaus, the son of Atreus, prevailed against them all together, because he gave the greatest gifts.
And this again, that that insurgent horror was knit to him closer than a wife, closer than an eye; lay caged in his flesh, where he heard it mutter and felt it struggle to be born; and at every hour of weakness, and in the confidence of slumber, prevailed against him, and deposed him out of life.
In the other pairing, the Braves prevailed against the FEU Baby Tamaraws, 60-55.
180 countries top athletes are in action, who have all the facilities, no fear of financial hazards and have world's best coaches at their disposal and even then Haroon prevailed against all the odds.
Felix Auger-Aliassime knocked out 17th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6 (4) 6-4, while Borna Coric spent nearly two hours on court as he prevailed against Nick Kyrgios 4-6 6-3 6-2.
The British sense of decency and mutual respect - to which all communities must subscribe - has prevailed against Islamist outrages in London and elsewhere It will prevail against the Islamophobia that gave rise to last week's atrocity in New Zealand.
Having never prevailed against India at a World Cup, Pakistan would be aiming to change the history books and claiming a first-ever World Cup win over India.
The scale and cause of public protests that prevailed against this nomination have no precedent in US history for such a high level and prestigious Supreme Court nomination.
The Polo prevailed against strong international competition and the prize was accepted by Klaus Bischoff, who leads Volkswagen's design team.
Unafraid, yet battling one of the world's most feared terror groups, Malala prevailed against all odds and prevailed against the desires of her attackers, who wanted to suppress education.
"She fought through that, she fought through everything and she prevailed against it all.