Forming Nouns from Base Words – List

Base Word TypeBase WordSuffixDerived Noun
Verbact-ionaction
Verblead-erleader
Verbteach-erteacher
Verbplay-er/-orplayer
Verbedit-oreditor
Verbcollect-ioncollection
Adjectivebeauty-fulbeautiful
Nounpower-lesspowerless
Verblaugh-terlaughter
Adjectivelong-thlength
Adjectivestrong-thstrength
Adjectivedeep-thdepth
Adjectivewide-thwidth
Verbemploy-eeemployee
Verbrun-nerrunner
Verbdecide-iondecision
Verbreact-ionreaction
Adjectivejoy-fuljoyful
Nouncare-ercarer
Verbsing-ersinger
Verbinvest-orinvestor
Verbresist-anceresistance
Verbpersist-encepersistence
Nounhope-fulhopeful
Verbattend-anceattendance
Verbperform-anceperformance
Adjectivecolor-fulcolorful
Adjectivewonder-fulwonderful
Verbfail-urefailure
Verbpress-urepressure
Verbdepart-uredeparture
Noun/Adjectivefriend-shipfriendship
Noun/Adjectivepartner-shippartnership
Verbrelate-ionrelation
Verboperate-ionoperation
Verbcreate-ioncreation
Verbinform-ationinformation
Verbentertain-mententertainment
Verbgovern-ancegovernance
Adjectivereal-ityreality
Adjectiveloyal-tyloyalty
Adjectivesimple-icitysimplicity
Verbadvise-oradvisor
Verbsupervise-orsupervisor
Verbbake-erbaker
Verbcompete-itorcompetitor
Adjectiveable-ityability
Adjectivevisible-ityvisibility
Verbproduce-tionproduction
Verbcompute-tioncomputation
Verbnarrate-tornarrator
Verbdirect-ordirector
Verbdemonstrate-ordemonstrator
Verbinvent-ioninvention
Adjectiveequal-ityequality
Verbadapt-ationadaptation
Verbpredict-ionprediction
Verbtransmit-iontransmission
Adjectivedense-itydensity
Verbassist-anceassistance
Verbmaintain-ancemaintenance
Verbmove-mentmovement
Adjectivedifferent-encedifference
Verbintend-ionintention
Verbinspire-ationinspiration
Verbmotivate-ionmotivation
Adjectiveactive-ityactivity
Verbconsume-erconsumer
Verbdefend-erdefender
Verbheal-erhealer
Verbtranslate-ortranslator
Adjectivefree-domfreedom
Verbdominate-iondomination
Verboriginate-ionorigination
Verbcalculate-orcalculator
Adjectivewise-domwisdom
Verbrecognize-ionrecognition
Verbspecialize-ationspecialization
Verbexcite-mentexcitement
Adjectivehumble-nesshumbleness
Verbachieve-mentachievement
Verbwrite-erwriter
Verbsail-orsailor
Verbconstruct-ionconstruction
Verbautomate-ionautomation
Adjectivehappy-nesshappiness
Nounchild-hoodchildhood
Verborganize-ationorganization
Verbexplain-ationexplanation
Verbviolate-ationviolation
Adjectivesincere-itysincerity
Verbimagine-ationimagination
Verbdonate-iondonation
Verbelevate-ionelevation
Verbcommute-ercommuter
Verbevaporate-ionevaporation
Verbilluminate-ationillumination
Verbadvocate-acyadvocacy
Adjectiveprivate-cyprivacy
Verbreplicate-ionreplication
Adjectivesecret-cysecrecy
Adjectiveaccurate-cyaccuracy
Verbconform-ityconformity
Verbdiversify-icationdiversification
Verbintoxicate-ionintoxication
Verbcollide-ioncollision
Adjectiveelectric-ityelectricity
Adjectivemagnetic-ismmagnetism
Verbsurvive-orsurvivor
Adjectiveabsent-eeabsentee
Verbpossess-ionpossession
Adjectivevacant-cyvacancy
Verbsignify-ancesignificance
Verbinherit-anceinheritance
Verbprefer-encepreference
Adjectivedominant-ancedominance
Verbconsult-ationconsultation
Verbcommunicate-orcommunicator
Verbspeculate-orspeculator
Verbreflect-ionreflection
Verbconsider-ationconsideration
Verbcompensate-ationcompensation
Verbdistribute-ordistributor
Verbmeditate-ionmeditation
Verbdeviate-iondeviation
Verbparticipate-ionparticipation

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