Use the adjective frequent to describe something done often and at regular intervals. If your family likes to read, you may be a frequent visitor to the library. You may also have frequent arguments with your family about who gets to read a book first.

The adjective form of frequent also means regularly and often encountered. If you live on the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii, you may experience frequent rain showers. As a verb, frequent means to be a regular visitor or to patronize. You can frequent the trails of the National Parks. You may prefer to frequent locally-owned businesses.

Definitions of frequent
  1. adjective
    coming at short intervals or habitually
    “a frequent guest”
    frequent complaints”
    dominant, predominant, prevailing, prevalent, rife
    most frequent or common
    regular, steady
    relating to a person who does something regularly
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    not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals
    recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances
    occurring from time to time
    recurring only at long intervals
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  2. adjective
    frequently encountered
    “a frequent (or common) error is using the transitive verb `lay' for the intransitive `lie'”
    having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual
  3. verb
    be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place
    synonyms: haunt
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    hang out
    spend time in a certain location or with certain people
    type of:
    travel to, visit
    go to certain places as for sightseeing
  4. verb
    do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    synonyms: buy at, patronise, patronize, shop, shop at, sponsor
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    refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
    type of:
    back up, support
    give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
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