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Category: List 4 - Verbs

 

 

 

Many verbs are formed from nouns and adjectives by adding en-, -en, -ize, etc to the endings of verbs.

 

 

Nouns

Adjectives

Verbs

 

able

enable

actor

 

act

bath

 

bathe

beauty

 

beautify

 

broad

broaden

 

clean

cleanse

cloth

 

clothe

courage

 

encourage

 

dark

darken

 

deaf

deafen

deed

 

do

description

 

describe

division

 

divide

 

deep

deepen

 

equal

equalize

 

fast

fasten

 

fat

fatten

 

fertile

fertilize

food

 

feed

friend

 

befriend

 

full

fill

 

glad

gladden

government

 

govern

health

 

heal

joy

 

enjoy

knee

 

kneel

 

large

enlarge

 

less

lessen

 

light

lighten

 

long

lengthen

 

loose

loosen

loss

 

lose

obedience

 

obey

pleasure

 

please

product

 

produce

proof

 

prove

public

 

publicize

 

pure

purify

 

quick

quicken

 

rich

enrich

 

sad

sadden

 

safe

save

sale

 

sell

satisfaction

 

satisfy

 

sharp

sharpen

 

short

shorten

sight

 

see

slave

 

enslave

 

simple

simplify

 

smooth

smoothen

 

soft

soften

song

 

sing

spark

 

sparkle

speech

 

speak

 

strong

strengthen

success

 

succeed

 

sweet

sweeten

tale

 

tell

thought

 

think

 

tight

tighten

trial

 

try

unity

 

unite

 

wide

widen