verb (used with object)
verb (used without object) Grammar.
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Origin of suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM suffixsuf·fix·al [suhf-ik-suhl, suh-fik-], /ˈsʌf ɪk səl, səˈfɪk-/, adjectivesuf·fix·a·tion [suhf-ik-sey-shuhn], /ˌsʌf ɪkˈseɪ ʃən/, suf·fix·ion [suh-fik-shuhn], /səˈfɪk ʃən/, nounun·suf·fixed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for suffix
Long suffixes abound, and the style becomes, in consequence, frequently high-sounding and exaggerated.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
In its conjugations, the pronouns are incorporated with the verb, either as prefixes or suffixes.
But this number is indiscriminate, and leaves the sense vague, until the pronominal suffixes are superadded.
Had Omar explained the Koran or had views on the suffixes of words, all would have been well.A Boswell of Baghdad|E. V. Lucas
Great emphasis is laid on prefixes and suffixes, the origin of words, and pronunciation.'Round the Year in Myth and Song|Florence Holbrook
British Dictionary definitions for suffix
verb (ˈsʌfɪks, səˈfɪks)
Derived forms of suffixsuffixal (ˈsʌfɪksəl), adjectivesuffixion (sʌˈfɪkʃən), noun
Word Origin for suffix
Cultural definitions for suffix
A letter or a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning. For example, adding the suffix -ter to the adjective hot turns it into the comparative adjective hotter, and adding the suffix -ly to the adjective quick turns it into the adverb quickly. Other examples of words with suffixes are: “willing,” “management,” “serviceable,” “harmonize,” and “joyful.” (Compare prefix.)