Prefix RE- meaning, pronunciation and examples


Prefixes are letters that are added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning. For example:

Prefix re meaning

The prefix re- is originally from Latin. It means again, or describes something that is being repeated, and it can also mean back, or backwards to denote a regression.

RE + READ = REREAD (read again): return, rediscover, reiterate, reunite
Re is a common prefix and it means “again”.

Prefix re examples

Regenerate, refurbish, reimburse, revert, retract, retype, reconsider, revolt, renew, reveal, redistribute, reconcile, restock, etc.

  • I want you to rewrite this essay. (write again)
  • I tried to retrace my steps to find where I’d left my keys. (go over again)
  • We’ll readdress this issue at the next meeting. (address again)
  • Your credentials have expired. You can’t access your inbox until it’s reauthorized. (authorized again)
  • Reconnect with your old friends on Facebook. (connect again)

Prefix re with hyphen

However, there are times when it’s necessary to use a hyphen to avoid confusion. Take a look at this example:

  • I resent my parents for being so strict.
  • I re-sent the message.

If you didn’t use the hyphen in the word “re-sent”, it would be spelt “resent”, which is a totally different word, meaning “feel angry or bitter about something”.
Another example:

  • The director had to resign after the scandal.
  • I can’t find my copy. Could you re-sign this contract for me, please?

Resign means “announcing that you are leaving your job”. If you mean “sign again”, you need to hyphenate the word so that it doesn’t get confused with “resign”.

Prefix Re Meaning in German (Translation)

Vorsilben sind Buchstaben, die an den Anfang eines Wortes angehängt werden, um dessen Bedeutung zu ändern.
Zum Beispiel:
Die Vorsilbe re bedeutet
RE + READ = REREAD (wieder lesen): zurückkehren, wiederentdecken, wiederholen, wiedervereinen

Re ist eine gängige Vorsilbe und bedeutet “wieder”.

Prefix Re Meaning in Hindi (Translation)

उपसर्ग वे अक्षर होते हैं जो किसी शब्द के आरंभ में उसके अर्थ को बदलने के लिए जोड़े जाते हैं।
उदाहरण के लिए:
उपसर्ग पुनः अर्थ
आरई + पढ़ें = फिर से पढ़ें (फिर से पढ़ें): वापसी, फिर से खोज, दोहराना, फिर से मिलना

रे एक सामान्य उपसर्ग है और इसका अर्थ है “फिर से”।

Prefix Re Meaning in Tamil (Translation)

முன்னொட்டு என்பது ஒரு வார்த்தையின் தொடக்கத்தில் அதன் பொருளை மாற்றுவதற்காக சேர்க்கப்படும் எழுத்துக்கள்.
முன்னொட்டு மறு பொருள்
RE + READ = REREAD (மீண்டும் படிக்கவும்): திரும்பவும், மீண்டும் கண்டுபிடிக்கவும், மீண்டும் செய்யவும், மீண்டும் ஒன்றிணைக்கவும்

Re என்பது பொதுவான முன்னொட்டு மற்றும் அதன் அர்த்தம் “மீண்டும்”.

Prefix Re Meaning in Malayalam (Translation)

ഒരു വാക്കിന്റെ അർഥം മാറ്റുന്നതിനായി അതിന്റെ തുടക്കത്തിൽ ചേർക്കുന്ന അക്ഷരങ്ങളാണ് പ്രിഫിക്സുകൾ.
ഉപസർഗ്ഗത്തിന്റെ അർത്ഥം
RE + READ = വീണ്ടും വായിക്കുക (വീണ്ടും വായിക്കുക): മടങ്ങുക, വീണ്ടും കണ്ടെത്തുക, ആവർത്തിക്കുക, വീണ്ടും ഒന്നിക്കുക

Re എന്നത് ഒരു പൊതു ഉപസർഗ്ഗമാണ്, അതിന്റെ അർത്ഥം “വീണ്ടും” എന്നാണ്.

Prefix Re Meaning in Spanish (Translation)

Los prefijos son letras que se añaden al principio de una palabra para cambiar su significado.
Por ejemplo:
El prefijo re significa
RE + READ = REREAD (leer de nuevo): volver, redescubrir, reiterar, reunir

Re es un prefijo común y significa “de nuevo”.

Prefix Re Meaning in Italian (Translation)

I prefissi sono lettere che vengono aggiunte all’inizio di una parola per cambiarne il significato.
Per esempio:
Prefisso re che significa
RE + READ = REREAD (leggere di nuovo): tornare, riscoprire, reiterare, riunire

Re è un prefisso comune e significa “di nuovo”.

Prefix Re Meaning in Chinese (Translation)

RE + READ = REREAD(再读):返回、重新发现、重申、重聚

Re是一个常见的前缀,它意味着 “再次”。

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