Prefixes  Suffixes

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Suffix Meanings

The suffix meanings below are here to help you improve your English.

Learning about suffixes and their meanings can do much to improve you language skills... particularly when it comes to unkown words or texts with unfamiliar subjects.

Many suffix meanings change the word they are affixed to and can also change the category of word stem from one form to another.

That simply means that verbs can become nouns and nouns can become verbs or adjectives or adverbs.

Learn the following common suffix meanings and it will help you a great deal in improving your English Language skills.


 Suffix          Meanings
able, ible
ac, ic
acious, icious
al
ant, ent
ary
ate
ation
ced, cede
cy
duc, duct
eer, er, or
escent
fic
fy
ful
graph
iferous
il, ile
ism
ist
ity
ive
ize, ise
less
ment
ness
oid
ose
ory
osis
ous
tude
pose
scrib, script
spect
ship
some
tact
ten, tent, tain
tend, tens, tent
tract
tude
ven, vent
ver, vert, vers
capable of (adjective suffix)
like, pertaining to
full of
pertaining to
full of
like, connected with
to make (verb suffix)
that which is (noun suffix)
to go, to give in
state of being (noun suffix)
to lead
the person who (noun suffix)
becoming (adjective suffix)
making, doing (adjective suffix)
to make (verb suffix)
full of
to write
producing, bearing (adjective suffix)
pertaining to, capable of (adjective suffix)
doctrine, belief (noun suffix)
dealer, doer (noun suffix)
state of being (noun suffix)
like (adjective suffix)
to make (verb suffix)
lacking
act or state of
quality of
resembling, like (adjective suffix)
full of (adjective suffix)
having quality of
condition (noun suffix)
full of (adjective suffix)
state of (noun suffix)
to place
to write
to appear, to see
art or skill of
full of like
to touch
to hold
to stretch
to draw
quality of, ability to
to come
to turn




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