prevail on to do something

prevail on to do something
prevail on (someone) (to (do something)) to persuade someone to do something.

My father prevailed on some friends to let us stay with them for a few days.

The TV network prevailed upon the organizers of the track and field championships to schedule the 100-meter final for Sunday afternoon.


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