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pres·i·dent

president

 
 
pronunciation:
pre zih dnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an officer elected to lead a group or organization.
I worked hard as president of our book club.
definition 2: (often capitalized) the head of a government that takes the form of a republic.
France elects a new president every five years.
 
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The word president contains the following parts:
pre- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, ante-
antonyms:
post-
 
sed, sid, sess Latin root that means sit; settle
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means (in adjectives) doing the action denoted by the verb root; (in nouns) one who or that which does the action denoted by the verb root.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.