They prevailed last August, obtaining—follow me here—an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of those provisions.
It was an unorthodox position for a Republican governor, and with the help of business and hospital interests, Brewer prevailed.
Even if he prevailed in court, can a person really run for president of the United States while also seeking another office?
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.