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frequent

[ adjective free-kwuhnt; verb fri-kwent, free-kwuhnt ]
/ adjective ˈfri kwənt; verb frɪˈkwɛnt, ˈfri kwənt /
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adjective

happening or occurring at short intervals: to make frequent trips to Tokyo.
constant, habitual, or regular: a frequent guest.
located at short distances apart: frequent towns along the shore.

verb (used with object)

to visit often; go often to; be often in: to frequent the art galleries.

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Origin of frequent

1400–50; late Middle English: ample, profuse <Latin frequent- (stem of frequēns) crowded; (v.) (<Middle French fréquenter) <Latin frequentāre, derivative of frequēns
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British Dictionary definitions for frequent

frequent

adjective (ˈfriːkwənt)

recurring at short intervals
constant or habitual

verb (frɪˈkwɛnt)

(tr) to visit repeatedly or habitually
frequentable, adjectivefrequenter, nounfrequently, adverbfrequentness, noun
C16: from Latin frequēns numerous; perhaps related to Latin farcīre to stuff
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