Meaning of “often” in the English Dictionary

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oftenadverb

us /ˈɔ·fən, ˈɔf·tən/ us /ˈɑf·ən, ˈɑf·tən/

a lot or many times; frequently:

She was often late for class.
I don’t see my parents as often as I’d like to.

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