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frequent

verb fre·quent \ frē-ˈkwent , ˈfrē-kwənt \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of frequent

transitive verb
1 : to associate with, be in, or resort to often or habitually
  • a bar frequented by sports fans
  • a restaurant frequented by local politicians
2 archaic : to read systematically or habitually

frequentation

play \ˌfrē-ˌkwen-ˈtā-shən, -kwən-\ noun

frequenter

noun

Examples of frequent in a Sentence

  1. He began frequenting cheap bars.

  2. a neighborhood frequented by tourists

  3. a restaurant frequented by local politicians

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Origin and Etymology of frequent

frequent Synonyms

Synonyms
affect, habituate, hang (at), haunt, resort (to), visit
Antonyms
avoid, shun
Related Words
patronize; attend, take in; infest, invade, overrun, swarm; call (on or upon), drop by, drop in, pop (in), run (in), stop (in or by); camp (out in), sojourn (at), stay (at), stop (over), tarry (in)
Near Antonyms
dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, shake

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frequent

adjective fre·quent \ ˈfrē-kwənt \

Definition of frequent

1 a : common, usual
  • a frequent practice among these people
b : happening at short intervals : often repeated or occurring
  • a bus making frequent stops
2 obsolete : full, thronged
3 : acting or returning regularly or often
  • a frequent visitor
  • a frequent customer
4 archaic : intimate, familiar

frequentness

noun

Examples of frequent in a Sentence

  1. We made frequent trips to town.

  2. This bus makes frequent stops.

  3. She was a frequent visitor to the museum.

  4. He is one of our most frequent customers.

Recent Examples of frequent from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of frequent

Middle English, ample, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, crowded, from Latin frequent-, frequens


FREQUENT Defined for English Language Learners

frequent

verb

Definition of frequent for English Language Learners

  • : to visit or go to (a place) often


frequent

adjective

Definition of frequent for English Language Learners

  • : happening often

  • : acting or returning regularly or often


FREQUENT Defined for Kids

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frequent

verb fre·quent \ frē-ˈkwent \

Definition of frequent for Students

frequented; frequenting
: to visit often
  • We frequent the beach during summer.

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frequent

adjective fre·quent \ ˈfrē-kwənt \

Definition of frequent for Students

: happening often
  • I made frequent trips to town.

frequently

adverb


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