Meaning of “frequent” in the English Dictionary

"frequent" in British English

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frequentadjective

uk /ˈfriː.kwənt/ us /ˈfriː.kwənt/

B1 happening often:

a frequent visitor to the US
A frequent criticism of the proposal has been its high cost.
The most frequent cause of death is heart disease.
The attacks were increasingly frequent and serious.

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frequentverb [ T ]

uk /frɪˈkwent/ us /ˈfriː.kwənt/ formal

to be in or visit a particular place often:

a bar frequented by criminals

(Definition of “frequent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frequent" in American English

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frequentadjective

us /ˈfri·kwənt/

happening often; common:

She makes frequent trips home to Beijing.
frequently
adverb us /ˈfri·kwənt·li/

I frequently disagree with him.
I moved much more frequently than I wanted to.

frequentverb [ T ]

us /friˈkwent, ˈfri·kwənt/

to often be in or often visit a particular place:

They go to clubs frequented by artists.

(Definition of “frequent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"frequent" in Business English

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frequentadjective

uk /ˈfriːkwənt/ us

happening or doing something often:

A frequent criticism of the proposal has been its high cost.
Thomas is a frequent presenter at trade conventions.
frequently
adverb

He meets with his manager less frequently than he would like.

(Definition of “frequent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)