But many are now wondering whether the right to privacy should prevail over child protection.
If there is a way to prevail over destruction, life will find it, which may finally be its ultimate definition.
The peace process is testimony to the fact that with enough effort, jaw-jaw can prevail over war-war.
c.1400, "be successful; be efficacious," from Old French prevaleir (Modern French prévaloir) and directly from Latin praevalere "be stronger, have greater power," from prae "before" (see pre-) + valere "have power, be strong" (see valiant). Spelling in English perhaps influenced by avail. Related: Prevailed; prevailing.