I (current) adjective abundant, accepted, accustomary, accustomed, all-embracing, bourgeois, catholic, characteristic, colloquial, common, commonplace, comprehensive, conformable, contemporary, conventional, current, customary, diffuse, dominant, epidemic, established, everyday, extensive, familiar, frequent, general, generally accepted, global, habitual, in vogue, latest, natural, normal, pandemic, popular, predominant, prevalent, rampant, regular, rife, stock, sweeping, typical, universal, up-to-date, usual, vernacular, well-known, widely accepted, widespread, wonted, workaday, worldwide associated concepts: prevailing conditions, prevailing rate, prevailing rate of interest II (having superior force) adjective ascendant, authoritative, chief, commanding, conquering, controlling, defeating, determining, directing, dominant, dominating, effective, effectual, efficacious, forceful, governing, heading, hegemonic, hegemonical, influential, leading, mighty, moving, operative, overcoming, overruling, paramount, persuasive, potent, powerful, predominant, predominating, preponderant, preponderating, puissant, regnant, ruling, strong, successful, supreme, triumphal, triumphant, unvanquished, victorious, weighty, winning associated concepts: prevailing party III index accustomed (customary), cardinal (outstanding), coercion, common (customary), convincing, current, customary, dominant, familiar (customary), force (compulsion), forcible, general, influential, leading (ranking first), master, ordinary, orthodox, popular, potent, powerful, predominant, prevalent, prime (most valuable), principal, regular (conventional), rife, successful, typical, usual

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  • prevailing — pre|vail|ing [ prı veılıŋ ] adjective only before noun * existing at a particular time or in a particular place: The prevailing market conditions are not favorable to small investors. a. prevailing attitudes or types of behavior are the ones that …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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