prevail on someone to do something


prevail on someone to do something
prevail on (someone) (to (do something)) to persuade someone to do something.

My father prevailed on some friends to let us stay with them for a few days.

The TV network prevailed upon the organizers of the track and field championships to schedule the 100-meter final for Sunday afternoon.


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  • prevail on someone to — prevail on (someone) (to (do something)) to persuade someone to do something. My father prevailed on some friends to let us stay with them for a few days. The TV network prevailed upon the organizers of the track and field championships to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • prevail on (someone) — (to (do something)) to persuade someone to do something. My father prevailed on some friends to let us stay with them for a few days. The TV network prevailed upon the organizers of the track and field championships to schedule the 100 meter… …   New idioms dictionary

  • prevail on to do something — prevail on (someone) (to (do something)) to persuade someone to do something. My father prevailed on some friends to let us stay with them for a few days. The TV network prevailed upon the organizers of the track and field championships to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • prevail on to — prevail on (someone) (to (do something)) to persuade someone to do something. My father prevailed on some friends to let us stay with them for a few days. The TV network prevailed upon the organizers of the track and field championships to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • prevail — [[t]prɪve͟ɪl[/t]] prevails, prevailing, prevailed 1) VERB If a proposal, principle, or opinion prevails, it gains influence or is accepted, often after a struggle or argument. We hope that common sense would prevail... Rick still believes that… …   English dictionary

  • prevail on/upon — PERSUADE, induce, talk someone into, coax, convince, make, get, press someone into, argue someone into, urge, pressure someone into, pressurize someone into, coerce; informal sweet talk, soft soap. → prevail * * * prevail on/upon [phrasal verb]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prevail — pre|vail [ prı veıl ] verb intransitive FORMAL * 1. ) to be the strongest influence or element in a situation: We hope that common sense will prevail and an agreement will soon be reached. In the end, the Chinese view prevailed. 2. ) to exist at… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prevail on — phrasal verb prevail on or prevail upon [transitive] Word forms prevail on : present tense I/you/we/they prevail on he/she/it prevails on present participle prevailing on past tense prevailed on past participle prevailed on formal prevail on/upon …   English dictionary

  • prevail upon — phrasal verb prevail on or prevail upon [transitive] Word forms prevail on : present tense I/you/we/they prevail on he/she/it prevails on present participle prevailing on past tense prevailed on past participle prevailed on formal prevail on/upon …   English dictionary

  • prevail on — pre ˈvail on pre ˈvail up ˌon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they prevail on he/she/it prevails on present participle p …   Useful english dictionary


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