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amother




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Post Thu, Sep 15 2022, 2:09 pm
When using the word “prevail” can it be used instead of cling/hold on?
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amother




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Post Thu, Sep 15 2022, 2:10 pm
For example “hope you manage to prevail”
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Post Thu, Sep 15 2022, 2:33 pm
I think prevail usually implies emerging victorious.

In my mind, this word carries an implication of two sides in conflict, and only one side can win.

Perhaps one could prevail against an illness, for example, but I don’t know if I’d use it in a general encouragement way. It’s more like the verb “triumph” as opposed to “hold on” to me.
I’d need more context to decide 🤷🏻‍♀️
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