Prevalent is an adjective that is used to describe that which is generally accepted, done or happens often over a large area or at a particular time. Common, widespread.


  1. This particular type of fashion was ‘prevalent’ during the beginning of the year.
  2. Old teaching methods may still be ‘prevalent’. However over the coming years, I believe, the educational system is going to change drastically!
  3. It seems as though things which the general consensus of people would have never accepted as a norm, have now become ‘prevalent’ in this world.

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