20 Examples of Prefix and Suffix, Definition and Example Sentences

20 Examples of Prefix and Suffix, Definition and Example Sentences

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Prefixes are used to change the meaning of a word. A syllable word or group of syllables added to the beginning of a word. Prefixes help to add meaning to words and make it possible to create new words that are easily understood everywhere. Understanding a few prefix examples will help you understand the logic of new words and use them appropriately.

For example, consider the prefix de-. This prefix means getting something back.  It is usually added to a verb.  You can then activate the verb. Likewise, you can parse, add to other verbs.


A suffix is ​​a letter added to the end of a word to create a new word or to change the function of the original word.  It can also be a group of letters. In other words, a suffix is ​​put at the end of a word to change its meaning. For Detailed Suffixes List;

Here are 20 Examples of Prefix and Suffix


1. ante-

Examples: antebellum, antediluvian

2. circum-

Examples: circumnavigate, circumscribe, circumvent

3. co-/com-/con-   

Examples: coexist, commiserate, contact

4. en

Examples: encase, endow, envelope

5. ex-/exo- 

Examples: exhale, extend, exoskeleton

6. extra

Examples: extracurricular, extraterrestrial, extravert

7. hyper

Examples: hyperactive, hyperspace, hypertension,

8. inter-

Examples: interactive, intersect, interstate

9. mega

Examples: megaphone, megaton

10. micro

Examples: microcosm, microphone, microscope

11. mid

Examples: midnight, midseason, midterm

12. mis

Examples: misappropriate, misunderstand, misuse

13. mono

Examples: monogamous, monotone

14. over

Examples: overcook, overdone, overwrought

15. post

Examples: postdate, postscript, post-war

16. pre-

Examples: prefix, preliminary, preschool

17. re-

Examples: reconsider, re-evaluate,

18. rewrite / semi

Examples: semiconductor, semester,

19. sub-

Examples: subjugate, submarine

20. non

Examples: nonexistent, nonfiction, non-negotiable



1. Suffix -acy

Democracy, accuracy, lunacy


2. Suffix – al

Remedial, denial, trial, criminal


3. Suffix -ance

Nuisance, ambience, tolerance


4. Suffix -dom

Freedom, stardom, boredom


5. Suffix -er, -or

Reader, creator, interpreter, inventor, collaborator, teacher

6. Suffix -ism

Judaism, scepticism, escapism


7. Suffix -ist

Geologist, protagonist, sexist, scientist, theorist, communist


8. Suffix -ity, -ty

Extremity, validity, enormity


9. Suffix -ment

Enchantment, argument


10. Suffix -ness

Heaviness, highness, sickness


11. Suffix -ship

Friendship, hardship, internship


12. Suffix -ate

Mediate, collaborate, create


13. Suffix -en

Sharpen, strengthen, loosen


14. Suffix -ify, -fy

Justify, simplify, magnify, satisfy


15. Suffix -ise, -ize

Publicise, synthesise, hypnotise


16. Suffix -able, ible 

Edible, fallible, incredible, audible


17. Suffix -al

Fiscal, thermal, herbal, colonial

18. Suffix -esque

Picturesque, burlesque, grotesque


19. Suffix -ful

Handful, playful, hopeful, skilful


20. Suffix -ic, -ical

Psychological, hypocritical, methodical, nonsensical, musical

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