V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: commonly encountered and generally accepted
Synonyms: common, accepted, current, prevailing, general, predominant, widespread
Antonyms: unusual, atypical, uncommon
Tips: Prevalent is derived from the same Latin word as prevail and prevailing. Something that is prevalent is widespread and can be commonly seen or encountered. Prevailing is a better word to use when describing widespread opinion, while prevalent is better when describing anything tangible.
Christianity is the most prevalent religion in South America, while Islam is most prevalent in the Middle East. (common, predominant)
Until the technology becomes more prevalent in this part of the world, I donít think it will be a profitable market for us. (common, widespread)
Cosmetic surgery is quite prevalent in Southern California. (accepted, common)
The prevailing opinion around the dinner table was that the meal had been delicious. (general, prevalent)
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