prevail on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] formal
present tense
I/you/we/theyprevail on
he/she/itprevails on
present participleprevailing on
past tenseprevailed on
past participleprevailed on

or prevail upon

  1. prevail on/upon someone to ask or persuade someone to do something

    They might be prevailed upon to come with us.

See also main entry: prevail