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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It's the time of believing that life can go on and that love prevails against everything - even death itself.
"The church develops, grows and spreads due to love and solidarity and it prevails against the storms.
Miguel Caindec and Jay Soberano also found the back of the net for San Beda, which could clinch the title outright if it prevails against Lyceum and Arellano in its last two games.
Eventually, evolution prevails against chemical warfare.
However, he doesn't to attack the insurance company - as Steve knows only too well, no-one ever prevails against the might of a multi-national.
VICTORY SALUTE Michael Campbell finally prevails against Nick Faldo.
There is, however, one insurance policy we can take out if we have the strength of will to overcome the irrational prejudice that currently prevails against human cloning.