How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

22 terms

tract root words

Latin root tract mstalkowski
STUDY
PLAY
root - tract
to drag or pull
tractor (noun)
a vehicle designed to drag or pull something else often used on farms
attract (verb)
to be pulled toward something because you like what it is or what it looks like
attractive (adj.)
a word describing something one feels pulled toward because one likes it or what it looks like
attraction (noun)
something one is pulled toward because one likes it
retract (verb)
to pull back like an inaccurate newspaper story
distraction (noun)
something that pulls one attention toward it
distract (verb)
to pull one's attention away
extract (verb)
to pull or take something out
extraction (noun)
something pulled or taken out
contract (noun)
an agreement that pulls people together because they agree on the terms
contract (verb)
to pull together or to "catch" a disease or illness like a cold or the flu
contractor (noun)
a person who reaches an agreement with someone to perform certain responsibilities or duties
traction (noun)
to have grip or the ability to move or drag something
contraction (noun)
two small words pulled together to form one word by omitting a letter or letters and substituting an apostrophe for the missing letters
detract (verb)
to diminish or decrease in value or opinion because of a flaw, mannerism, or characteristic
intractable (adj)
not able to be easily managed or led like someone who is stubborn
tractable (adj)
able to be easily managed or led
protract (verb)
to drag something out for a longer time
protractor (noun)
a tool often used in math to measure angles
tract (noun)
a path that things are pulled down like the gastro-intestinal tract or a segment of land
abstract (adj.)
doesn't represent something in it's actual form like an abstract painting; or an idea that is not easily described like freedom