VERBS be, prove, seem | become | remain | make sth What makes this subject so popular?
ADV. enormously, especially, extremely, genuinely, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, massively, particularly, phenomenally, really, vastly, very, wildly | increasingly | less than, not exactly Jack was not exactly popular after the incident with the fire extinguisher. | fairly, pretty, quite, rather, relatively | deservedly a deservedly popular restaurant with all who enjoy Mexican food | instantly He was one of those people who are instantly popular. | always, enduringly, eternally, ever, perennially Seaside holidays are always popular. a concert featuring the ever popular music from Hollywood's silver screen | widely | universally | internationally | personally The prime minister remained personally popular despite his party's disastrous slide in the opinion polls. | politically
PREP. among popular among young people | as These animals are quite popular as pets. | for a restaurant that is popular for light meals | with This area is immensely popular with tourists.