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Prefixes

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Prefixes
A
prefix
is placed at the beginning of a word to modify or change itsmeaning. This is a list of the most common prefixes in English, together withtheir basic meaning and some examples. You can find more detail orprecision for each prefix in any good dictionary. The origins of words areextremely complicated. You should use this list as a guide only, to help youunderstand possible meanings. But be very careful, because often whatappears to be a prefix is not a prefix at all. Note also that this list does notinclude elements like "auto-" or " bio-", because these are "combining forms",not prefixes.
Prefix
 
Meaning
 
Examples
 a-
also
an- not, without atheist, anaemica- to, towards aside, abackin the process of,in a particularstatea-hunting, aglowa- of anewcompletely abashedab-
also
abs- away, from abdicate, abstractad-
also
a-, ac-,af-, ag- al-,an-, ap-, at-as-, at-movement to,change into,addition orincreaseadvance, adulterate, adjunct,ascend, affiliate, affirm,aggravate, alleviate, annotate,apprehend, arrive, assemble,attendante- before, preceding antecedent, ante-roomanti-
also
ant- opposing, against,the oppositeanti-aircraft, antibiotic,anticlimax, Antarcticbe- all over, all around bespatter, besetcompletely bewitch, bemusehaving, coveredwithbejewelledaffect with (addedto nouns)befog
 
cause to be (addedto adjectives)becalmcom-
also
co-, col-,con-, cor-with, jointly,completelycombat, codriver, collude,confide, corrodecontra- against, opposite contraceptivecounter- opposition,opposite directioncounter-attack, counteractde- down, away descend, despair, depend,deductcompletely denude, denigrateremoval, reversal de-ice, decampdia-
also
di- through, across diagonaldis-
also
di- negation, removal,expulsiondisadvantage, dismount,disbud, disbaren-
also
em- put into or on engulf, enmeshbring into thecondition of enlighten, embitterintensification entangle, enrageex-
also
e-, ef- out exit, exclude, expandupward exalt, extolcompletely excruciate, exasperateprevious ex-wifeextra- outside, beyond extracurricularhemi- half hemispherehyper- beyond, morethan, more thannormalhypersonic, hyperactivehypo- under hypodermic, hypothermiain-
also
il-, im- not, without infertile, inappropriate,impossible
 
also
il-, im-,ir-in, into, towards,insideinfluence, influx, imbibeinfra- below infrared, infrastructureinter- between, among interact, interchangeintra- inside, within intramural, intravenousnon- absence, negation non-smoker, non-alcoholicob-
also
oc-, of-,op-blocking, against,concealingobstruct, occult, offend, opposeout- surpassing,exceedingoutperformexternal, awayfromoutbuilding, outboardover- excessively,completelyoverconfident, overburdened,overjoyedupper, outer, over,aboveovercoat, overcastperi- round, about perimeterpost- after in time ororderpostponepre- before in time,place, order orimportancepre-adolescent, prelude,preconditionpro- favouring, insupport of pro-Africanacting for proconsulmotion forwards orawaypropulsionbefore in time,place or orderprologuere- again repaint, reappraise, reawakesemi- half, partly semicircle, semi-conscious

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