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List of Common Affixes and Meanings

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a-, an-
not, without
ab-, abs-
away, from, separated
-able
capable of, susceptible of, fit for, tending to, given to
ac-, ad-, af-, ag-, al-, ap-, as-
to, toward
-acy
quality, state, office
-ad(e)
group or unit
-age
process, outcome of
al-, ar-
of the kind of, pertaining to , having the form of
ambi-, amphi-
both, around
-an
denotes places, membersip of
-ance, -ence
state or condition, action
-ant
characterized by or serving in the capacity of
ante-, anter-
before, prior, in front of
anti-
against, opposite of
ap-, apo-
away from, detached
-ary
pertaining to, conneced with
-ate
to make, cause, act
-ber
adjective suffix for months
cata-, cat-, cath-
downwards, against, contrary to
circum-
around
-cle
means by which action is performed
co-, com-, con-
with, together
contra-
against
de-
down from, reverse, remove, out of, derived from
di-, dif-, dis-
separation, apart, in different directions
dys-
bad, difficult
e-
to
ec-, ecto-, ex-
outside of, external, away from
-em, -en, -ent
in, into, within
epi-
over, above, around
-er, -ier
designating persons from the object of occupation or labor
-esis
condition, action, or process
-est
superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs
eu-, ev-
well, good
-eur
one who does
ex-
out, from, completely
extra-
outside, beyond
-fy, -ify
to make, render, or cause
hyper-
more, beyond normal, excessive
hypo-
less, under, below
-ian
of or relating to
-ic, -tic
having some characteristics of
-ice
indicating state or quality
-ician
occupation
-id
offspring or descendant of
-ile
expressing capability, susceptibility, liability
in-, im-, em-, en-
in, on, amongst, within
in-, im-
not
-ine
of or pertaining to
infra-
below, beneath
inter-
between, among
intra-
within
-ion
denoting action or condition
-ior
comparative
-ism
action, process, or practice (abstract nouns)
-ist
a person who practices or is concerned with something
-ite
denoting persons associated with a place, doctrine, system
-ity
expressing state or condition
-ium
chemicals or compounds, status of office
-ive
expressing tendency, disposition, function, connection
-ize
to render, to make, to convert into
-less
without
-logy, -ology
the study of
-ly
forms adverbs, like or every
-men, -ment
result, means of or product of an action
meta-, meth-
after, along with, transfer, changed
mis-
not
ob-, of-, op-
toward, against, face-to-face
-oid
resembling or like
on-
entity or component of
-ose, -ous
full of, given to, like
par-, para-
beside, near, faulty
per-
through, thoroughly
peri-
around, near, beside
post-
after, behind
pre-
before, in front of
pro-
indicating favor for, or advancing forward
re-, retro-
back, backwards, again
se-
aside, away
-sion, -tion
forms nouns, state of
-sis
action, process, state, condition (action nouns)
sub-
under, up from under
super-, sur-
over, above
syl-, sym-, syn-
united, together with, same
tra-, trans-
beyond, across, through
-tude
condition, state, or quality
ultra-
on the far side of, beyond
un-
not