prevalecer

prevalecer(
preh
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bah
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leh
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sehr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to triumph)
a. to prevail
Los intereses del grupo como un todo deben prevalecer sobre los de cualquiera de sus miembros.The interests of the group as a whole must prevail over those of any individual member.
2. (to persist)
a. to prevail
Durante años en Estados Unidos prevaleció la idea de que el tabaco era bueno para la salud.The idea that smoking was good for you prevailed for years in the United States.
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prevalecer
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to prevail
prevalecer
intransitive verb
1 (imponerse) to prevail;sobre against, over
2 (triunfar) to triumph; win through
3 (Botánica) (arraigar) to take root and grow; (prosperar) to thrive
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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