words with prefix re

words with prefix re, Language Skills Abroad
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A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to change its meaning.
We recycle all our old paper, glass and plastic.

words with prefix re, Language Skills Abroad
A redundant comment is like a “wave (washing) back or again,” returning unnecessarily.
Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The prefix re-, which means “back” or “again,” appears in hundreds of English vocabulary words, for example: reject, regenerate, and revert. You can remember that the prefix re- means “back” via the word return, or turn “back;” to remember that re- means “again” consider rearrange, or arrange “again.”

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words with prefix re, Language Skills Abroad
This is reflected in our admiration for people who have made something of their lives, sometimes against great odds, and in our somewhat disappointed judgment of those who merely drift through life.
-tion is the most common suffix used in this way. For example: alteration, resignation.

2. To return to a previous location, condition, or state of being
Re- often changes to res- in front of a verb starting with s:

words with prefix re, Language Skills Abroad
The prefix вЂ˜re’ is extremely common– and easy to understand, as it almost always means вЂ˜again’ or вЂ˜back.’ Some examples: we rewind videos so we can return them to video rental stores. We rewrite and then revise important reports, reorganizing or rewording parts that might be confusing. Cities rebuild using urban renewal plans; they revive areas that have been declining.
1. вЂ˜-Ject’ comes from a root meaning to throw. So вЂ˜reject’ is to throw back, or refuse to accept something. (Eject is to вЂ˜throw something out of’ and inject is to вЂ˜throw something into.’ A nurse gives patients an injection of vaccine to prevent them from getting some diseases.)

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words with prefix re, Language Skills Abroad
5. Reward: To ward is to deflect or guard (use rarely in verb form, usually in the phrase “ward off” to describe defending oneself from a blow). To reward is to pay for or to give in acknowledgment. Ward derives from the Old English term weard and the Anglo-French words warde and garde, all stemming from a proto-Germanic ancestor meaning “guard.” Reward stems from the Anglo-French terms regarder and rewarder, meaning “to care for, recompense.”
1. Rebate: To bate is to deduct or restrain, but the word, used rarely, usually is employed for the latter meaning, often in the jocular phrase “await with bated breath,” to indicate feigned excitement. Bate is a truncation of abate, which refers to deducting, depriving, moderating, or putting an end to something. To rebate, however, is to return part of a payment as an incentive. Bate is from the Anglo-French word abatre, meaning “to strike down”; rebate is from rebatre, which derives from abatre but means “to deduct.”

words with prefix re, Language Skills Abroad
What sounds do we use?
The second pattern Dr. Wells gives is for words with a more vague meaning of the re- prefix.