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Using 'Pre'

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Prefix: an affix placed before a base or another prefix, as un- in unkind, un- and re- in unrewarding.

Pre-: a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, where it meant before. It can also mean prior to, in advance of, early beforehand, before, and in front of.

Here are seven examples of prefixes using pre-:

  1. Prevent (verb): "Put your name on your homework to prevent confusion."
  2. Preview (verb): "This month's magazine previews all the new movies."
  3. Prehistoric (adjective): "Painting originated in prehistoric times."
  4. Predict (verb): "It's not always possible to accurately predict the weather."
  5. Precaution (noun): "Always follow safety precautions when using heavy machinery."
  6. Precede (verb): "George W. Bush preceded Obama as the President the USA."
  7. Prenatal (adjective): "My country is very proud of its level of prenatal medical care."

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  • To look at or see something before something or someone else:
  • To say what will happen before it occurs:
  • To come before something else in time, order, or rank:
  • A measure taken in advance to prevent harm:
  • Happening or existing before birth:
  • To stop something from happening or someone from doing something:
  • The period of human history before there were written records of events: