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prev·a·lent

 (prĕv′ə-lənt)
adj.
Widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted, or practiced. See Synonyms at prevailing.

[Middle English, very strong, from Latin praevalēns, praevalent-, present participle of praevalēre, to be stronger; see prevail.]

prev′a·lent·ly adv.

prevalent

(ˈprɛvələnt)
adj
1. widespread or current
2. superior in force or power; predominant
[C16 (in the sense: powerful): from Latin praevalens very strong, from praevalēre: see prevail]
ˈprevalence, ˈprevalentness n
ˈprevalently adv

prev•a•lent

(ˈprɛv ə lənt)

adj.
1. widespread; of wide extent or occurrence; in general use or acceptance.
2. having the superiority or ascendancy; dominant.
3. Archaic. potent or efficacious.
[1570–80; < Latin praevalent- (s. of praevalēns), present participle of praevalēre to prevail]
prev′a•lence, n.
prev′a•lent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prevalent - most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"
frequent - coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"

prevalent

prevalent

adjective
Most generally existing or encountered at a given time:
Translations
سائِد، شائِع
obvyklýrozšířený
almindelig
algengur; útbreiddur
yaygın/hâkim olan

prevalent

[ˈprevələnt] ADJ
1. (= dominant) → dominante
2. (= widespread) → extendido
3. (= fashionable) → de moda; (= present-day) → actual

prevalent

[ˈprɛvələnt] adj [illness, condition] → prévalent(e); [view, attitude, mentality, habit] → répandu(e); [fashion] → en vogue
the liberal atmosphere prevalent in the late 1960s
BUT l'atmosphère libérale qui prévalait dans les années soixante.l'atmosphère libérale qui était très répandue dans les années soixante

prevalent

adj (= widespread)vorherrschend, weitverbreitet, weit verbreitet; opinion, attitudegeläufig, weitverbreitet, weit verbreitet; custom, diseaseweitverbreitet, weit verbreitet; conditions, situationherrschend; fashions, stylebeliebt; that is very prevalent these daysdas ist heutzutage häufig anzutreffen

prevalent

[ˈprɛvələnt] adj (belief, disease, fashion) → diffuso/a, comune, predominante
the conditions which are prevalent in ... → le condizioni esistenti in...

prevail

(priˈveil) verb
1. (with over or against) to win or succeed. With God's help we shall prevail over sin and wickedness; Truth must prevail in the end.
2. to be most usual or common. This mistaken belief still prevails in some parts of the country.
preˈvailing adjective
1. most frequent. The prevailing winds are from the west.
2. common or widespread at the present time. the prevailing mood of discontent among young people.
prevalent (ˈprevələnt) adjective
common; widespread. Lung diseases used to be prevalent among miners.
prevalence (ˈprevələns) noun
prevail on/upon
to persuade. Can I prevail on you to stay for supper?

prevalent

adj prevalente
References in classic literature ?
It was the prevalent opinion, however, that they had been influenced by veneration for the ancient treaty, that had once made them dependent on the Six Nations for military protection, and now rendered them reluctant to encounter their former masters.
With a brief sketch, therefore, of the circumstances amid which the foundation of the house was laid, and a rapid glimpse at its quaint exterior, as it grew black in the prevalent east wind,--pointing, too, here and there, at some spot of more verdant mossiness on its roof and walls,--we shall commence the real action of our tale at an epoch not very remote from the present day.
For as in this world, head winds are far more prevalent than winds from astern (that is, if you never violate the Pythagorean maxim), so for the most part the Commodore on the quarter-deck gets his atmosphere at second hand from the sailors on the forecastle.
Here was a population, low-class and mostly foreign, hanging always on the verge of starvation, and dependent for its opportunities of life upon the whim of men every bit as brutal and unscrupulous as the old-time slave drivers; under such circumstances immorality was exactly as inevitable, and as prevalent, as it was under the system of chattel slavery.
Authorities were somewhat divided, as to the outward form of the spirit, owing to a custom quite prevalent among negroes,--and, for aught we know, among whites, too,--of invariably shutting the eyes, and covering up heads under blankets, petticoats, or whatever else might come in use for a shelter, on these occasions.
The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
A prevalent feature in these compositions was a nursed and petted melancholy; another was a wasteful and opulent gush of "fine language"; another was a tendency to lug in by the ears particularly prized words and phrases until they were worn entirely out; and a peculiarity that conspicuously marked and marred them was the inveterate and intolerable sermon that wagged its crippled tail at the end of each and every one of them.
But colds were never so prevalent as they have been this autumn.
Here, in book Number One, are all my Districts mapped out, with the prevalent public feeling to appeal to in each: Military District, Clerical District, Agricultural District; et cetera, et cetera.
The only circumstance which gave me any new hope, was my aunt's stopping on the stairs to inquire about a smell of fire that was prevalent there; and janet's replying that she had been making tinder down in the kitchen, of my old shirt.
Now Night her course began, and over Heav'n Inducing darkness, grateful truce impos'd, And silence on the odious dinn of Warr: Under her Cloudie covert both retir'd, Victor and Vanquisht: on the foughten field MICHAEL and his Angels prevalent Encamping, plac'd in Guard thir Watches round, Cherubic waving fires: on th' other part SATAN with his rebellious disappeerd, Far in the dark dislodg'd, and void of rest, His Potentates to Councel call'd by night; And in the midst thus undismai'd began.
How can you justly reward the laborer when you cannot ascertain the value of what he makes, owing to the prevalent custom of stealing it?