Word of Action: Facere

I can say for a fact that the Latin root word facere is ubiquitous in the English language. The ancient meaning of the word is to make or do. Considering this, you will understand why it is so useful. Because the word is so versatile, it comes in many forms as emphasized in the following examples.

Effect– An outcome or result
Feature- A characteristic
Facile- Easy
Fact– Truth
Forfeit– To surrender
Edifice– Large building

 

For further reading: NTC’s Dictionary of Latin and Greek Origins by Bob and Maxine Moore (1997)

 

 

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