ad-


ad-
or ac- or af- or ag- or al- or ap- or as- or at- prefix Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin, from ad — more at at 1. to ; toward — usually ac- before c, k, or q <
acculturation
>
and af- before f <
affluent
>
and ag- before g <
aggradation
>
and al- before l <
alliteration
>
and ap- before p <
apportion
>
and as- before s <
assuasive
>
and at- before t <
attune
>
and ad- before other sounds but sometimes ad- even before one of the listed consonants <
adsorb
>
2. near ; adjacent to — in this sense always in the form ad- <
adrenal
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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