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widely used

This page is about the collocation widely used

collocation pattern: adverb + verb

Meaning

used by many people or in many places

For example

  • English is very widely used these days.

  • The internet is used more and more widely with every passing year.

Note:
Other collocations in which "widely" is used in the same way include "widely available", "widely accepted", "widely held", "widely reported", etc.

Quick Quiz

Words that are very widely used are

a. important to know

b. difficult to learn

c. not used much

Contributor: Matt Errey