Root of the Week: CES-

Your Roots2Words Root of the Week is CES-:

CES– is a word root meaning to go, to yield, or to withdraw.
Common CES- words include access, ancestor, excess, necessary, necessity, process, recess, and success.
More esoteric CES- words include cession and cesspool.

 
**WORDS TO KNOW**

abscess
cessation
incessant
precession
recession
successive

 
**INTERESTING VARIATIONS**

The root CES– appears as CEAS– in many words, including the following:

cease (verb) – to put an end to; to discontinue; to stop

decease (verb) – to die
— a decedent is someone who is dead or deceased

predecease (verb) – to die before another person

surcease (verb) – to cease; to stop
— surcease is also an end or cessation

 
**ROOT RELATIONSHIPS**

The root CES– is connected to CED-, which also means to go, to yield, or to withdraw.

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