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A list of Prefixes

Prefix Meaning Examples
a-, an- without amoral– অনৈতিক, anemic- রক্তাল্পতা [৩৯তম বিসিএস প্রিলিমিনারি]
ante- before antecedent-পূর্ববর্তী, antenatal- জন্মের পূর্বকালীন, anteroom- বাড়ির সামনের ছোট ঘর, antedate
anti- against, opposing antibiotic, antidepressant, antidote- রোগ প্রতিষেধক ঐষধ
circum- around circumstance- পারিপার্শ্বিক অবস্থা, circumvent- বাস্তবায়নের পথে বাধা দেওয়া, circumnavigate- জলযানে পৃথিবী প্রদক্ষিণ করা
co- with co-worker, co-worker, co-pilot, co-operation
de- off, remove de-ice- বরফ গলা, decode, decrease, devalue- মূল্য হ্রাস, defrost-দুষার দূর করা, derail- লাইন চ্যূত করা, demotivate
dis- not, opposite, reverse, away disagree, disappear, disintegrate, disapprove
em-, en- cause to, put into embrace- আলিঙ্গন করা, encode, embed, enclose, engulf
epi- upon, close to, after epicentre, episcope, epidermis- ত্বকের বাইরের দিক
ex- out of, away from, lacking, former exhale, explosion, ex-president, ex-boyfriend, exterminate
extra- beyond, more than extracurricular, extraordinary, extra-terrestrial
fore- before forecast- পুর্বাভাস, forehead-কপাল, foresee- আগাম জানা, foreword- মুখবন্ধ, foremost- প্রধান
homo- same homosexual, homonuclear, homoplastic
hyper- over, above hyperactive- অতিমাত্রায় সক্রিয়, hyperventilate- ভয় বা উত্তেজনায় দ্রুত শ্বাস নেওয়া
il-, ir- not illogical, illegal, irresponsible
im- not, without impossible, import improper
in- not, without indefinite, inaction, insert, inside invisible
infra- beneath, below infrastructure-অবকাঠামো, infrared- অবলোহিত, infrasonic- শব্দেতর
inter-, intra- between interact, intermediate, intergalactic, intranet
macro- large macroeconomics, macromolecule
micro- small microscope, microbiology, microfilm, microwave
mid- middle midfielder, midway, midsummer
mis- bad, wrong mislead, misplace, misinterpret, misfire, mistake, misunderstand
mono- one, singular monotone- এক সুর, monolithic- এক শিলার স্তম্ভ
non- not, without nonsense, nonentity, nondescript- অদ্ভুত
omni- all, every omnibus, omnivore- সর্বভূক, omnipotent- সর্বশক্তিমান
para- beside parachute, paramedic, paradox
post- after post-mortem, postpone, post-natal
pre- before prefix, prehistory predetermine, pre-intermediate
pro- for, forward, before proactive, profess, program
re- again, back react, reappear, return, rediscover, reiterate, reunite
semi- half semicircle, semi-final, semiconscious
sub- under submerge, submarine, sub-category, subtitle
super above supersede- স্থালাভিষিক্ত করা
super- above, over superfood, superstar, supernatural, superimpose
therm- heat thermometer, thermostat, thermodynamic
trans- across, beyond transport, transnational, transatlantic
tri- three triangle, tripod, tricycle
un- against, not, opposite unnatural, undo, unequal, unusual, unfriendly, unknown
uni- one unicycle, universal, unilateral, unanimous

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