Part of speech:
Being usually the case; true or applicable in most instances but not all:
(Logic) Predicating something of every member of a class
Of, relating to, or receiving special hospital services and privileges:
Particular; unique; special
Belonging to the present time:
The definition of rife is something that happens often or is widespread.
Most common or conspicuous; main or prevalent:
Most abundant or conspicuous; predominant:
(Intransitive) To exist or be the case; to hold true, be in force. [from 17th c.]
To stop the movement or progress of:
Endure is defined as to put up with or to undergo.
To continue in existence; last:
To rule as a sovereign
To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power:
To dominate or prevail over.
To rejoice over a success or victory; exult:
To achieve or obtain by effort:
To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
Succeed is defined as to accomplish a goal or to come next.
To be victorious; win
To hold in restraint; check:
To be victorious; win.
(Informal) To win
To surrender is defined as to give up control of something or to give something up to another.
To wander from or become ignorant of:
To have or exercise supreme power, control or authority over, especially military; to have under direction or control.
Accepted among people in general; common; prevalent
Having no special designation, status, or rank:
Spanning the world.
The definition of comprehensive is covered widely or understood fully.
The definition of rampant is something that exists in large quantities or that grows and expands unrestrained.
Highest, as in rank or office; foremost
The definition of principal is the first or highest in importance.
In conformity with regular practice or procedure:
Of or relating to a secondary area of academic specialization.
Not important; insignificant or petty.
Of or relating to an individual, especially a single human:
In control; dominant; superior
Greatest in importance, degree, significance, character, or achievement.
Intended for, applying to, or acting on a particular thing:
The definition of important is having great significance or consequence.
- Rife implies rapidly increasing prevalence and often connotes excitement or alarm rumors about war were rife
- Prevalent implies widespread occurrence or acceptance but does not now connote the predominance of prevailing a prevalent belief
- Current refers to that which is commonly accepted or in general usage at the time specified or, if unspecified, at the present time a pronunciation current in the 18th century
- Prevailing applies to that which leads all others in acceptance, usage, belief, etc. at a given time and in a given place a prevailing practice
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