Latin Verbs With Prae- Prefix

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Lots of words in English begin with "pre" as in prenuptial agreement, predict, or precise. This "pre" form in English comes from the Latin.
The Latin prefix prae-, which comes into English as pre- means 'in front of' -- as in prefix. It is found in front of many Latin verbs. Here is a list of about 70 Latin prae- verbs (shown in the 1st person singular, present, active, indicative) with related English forms, when obvious.

Praeacuo


Sharpen to a point.

Praebeo
Put forward.

Praebibo
Drink as a toast.

Praebeo
Put forward, present.

Praecaveo
Be on one's guard.

Praecedo
Go in front of: precede.

Praecello
Be superior to.

Praecerpo
Pluck or cut the end off of.

Praecido
Cut the tip off, shorten.

Praecingo
Encircle, gird.

Praecino
Make music (usually in front of someone).

Praecipio
Seize beforehand.

Praecipito
Cause to fall headlong: precipitate.

Praecludo
Obstruct, block up: preclude.

Praecoquo
Bake or cook prematurely or ripen early.

Praecurro
Run in front of, precede.

Praedico (1st conj.)
Make known, proclaim.

Praedico (3rd conj.)
Say before something else: predict.

*Praedor
From praeda, not the prefix prae-: plunder.

Praeduco
Construct along a line in front.

Praefor


Say beforehand: preface.

Praefringo
Break at the end.

Praefulgeo
Shine preeminently.

Praegravo
Weigh down.

Praegredior
Go in front.

Praegusto
Taste beforehand.

Praehibeo
Provide, supply.

Praeiudico
Pass preliminary judgment.

Praelabor


Flow glide ahead.

Praelego (1st conj.)
Bequeath before the general division of the estate.

Praelego (3rd conj.)
Pick out specially.

Praeligo
Tie round, fasten off.

Praeloquor
Say first.

Praeluceo
Shine prominently; be superior.

Praeludo
Make trial attempt: prelude.

Praemeditor
Consider in advance: premeditate.

Praemitto
Send ahead.

Praemoneo
Announce in advance.

Praemonstro
Show beforehand.

Praemorior
Die beforehand.

Praemunio
Fortify.

Praenosco
Get to know beforehand.

Praeoccupo


Seize a strategic position in advance: preoccupy.

Praeopto
Prefer.

Praeparo
Furnish beforehand: prepare.

Praependeo
Hang down in front.

Praepono
Place in front.

Praeripio
Seize first.

Praerumpo
Break off short.

Praesagio
Have a foreboding: presage.

Praescisco
Get to know beforehand.

Praescribo
Write at the head of a document: prescribe.

Praesentio


Perceive beforehand.

Praesideo
Keep watch.

Praestituo
Fix; put in charge over.

Praestringo
Tie up at the extremities.

Praestruo
Build up in front.

Praesum
Be in charge of.

Praesto
Excel, be the best.

Praesumo
Consume beforehand; take upon oneself: presume.

Praetendo
Hold or stretch out, allege in excuse: pretend.

Praetero
Rub away.

Praevaleo
Have a superior force: prevail.

Praevenio
Arrive first.

Praeverto
Outrun, turn one's attention to something.

Praeuro
Scorch on the surface or the extremity.
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