Learner's definition of OFTEN
[or more often; most often]
: many times : on many occasions : frequently
They go out to dinner fairly often.
How often do you call your mother?
The condition often returns even after treatment with antibiotics.
I often take a walk during my lunch break.
He travels more often than I do.
The disease is diagnosed most often in children.
They seem to be getting into arguments more and more often.
Often, she works late.
It's not often that I get to enjoy a day off.
Water the plants often enough to keep the soil moist.
We hear from her every so often. [=occasionally, once in a while]
More often than not [=typically, usually], he forgets his hat.
She arrived home from work late, as often as not. [=very often]
We see this problem all too often. [=too commonly]