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What does prevalent mean?
Prevalent means widespread, in general use, or widely accepted.
The noun form of prevalent is prevalence.
Example: Social media use is so prevalent among teens that it’s often linked to the rise in mental health issues like anxiety.
Where does prevalent come from?
The first records of the word prevalent come from around the 1500s. It ultimately derives from the Latin praevalēre, meaning “to have superior strength” or “to prevail.” (The word prevail is also based on this word.)
Prevalent is often used in discussions of how widespread things are, such as in society or within a particular culture. If a belief is described as prevalent, it means it’s widely accepted in general or among a certain group of people. A disease may be described as prevalent in certain areas or in certain groups of people. Certain types of animals are prevalent in certain regions and rare in others. Memes are prevalent on social media. If something is becoming more prevalent, it’s becoming more widespread.
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What are some other forms of prevalent?
- prevalence (noun)
- prevalently (adverb)
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How is prevalent used in real life?
Fittingly, prevalent is a common word. It’s often used in discussions about widespread cultural phenomena.
Racism continues to be prevalent in our societies.
We must raise our voices against all expressions of racism and instances of racist behaviour. We urgently need to dismantle racist structures and reform racist institutions.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) May 29, 2020
An increasingly prevalent argument seems to be that ignoring baseless theories — rather than debunking or writing skeptically about them — will prevent them from catching on.
That's fanciful. There is an entire media ecosystem willing to trumpet this stuff credulously.
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) May 15, 2020
AI-generated fake videos are becoming more prevalent and convincing. What tools and techniques journalists need to detect fakery? Discover in the latest Conversations with Data newsletter featuring @CraigSilverman & @SamGregory. https://t.co/nSutrOroFE
— European Journalism Centre (@ejcnet) May 31, 2020
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Example sentences from the Web for prevalent
Rape continues to be prevalent worldwide, particularly in areas of conflict and crisis.Time for U.S. to Support Abortion for Rape Victims in Other Countries|Cecile Richards|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sober and muted colors including shades of gray, one described in a local paper as ‘Battleship,’ were prevalent.
Smelters focusing on recycled materials are prevalent in Japan and Europe, according to Duran.Helter Smelter No More: Moving to Conflict Free Minerals|Intel|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although not as prevalent, other people on Twitter shared my sentiment.
But getting to your question about what I was like in the '90s, Kate Moss was so prevalent in the '90s.‘Surviving Jack’ Star Rachael Harris Is No Longer ‘The Bitch'|Kevin Fallon|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The country abounds in reptiles, and the prevalent fishes are of the early kinds, having a cartilaginous structure.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation|Robert Chambers
The belief is prevalent to-day that those two adjectives describe one and the same thing.The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism|A. Leah Underhill
The belief in immortality, also prevalent, though less general, was to them an abomination.The Lords of the Ghostland|Edgar Saltus
The Apocalypse is absolute proof as to how they originated, and that they were prevalent when it was written.The Wave of Scepticism and the Rock of Truth|Matthew Henry Habershon
They do not exist for our guidance, but to mislead us, seems to be the prevalent belief reduced to its naked form.Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects|Herbert Spencer