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The prefix gegen

 
 
Noun-to-noun prefixation

The prefix gegen usually means entgegengesetzt, gegenüber:

gegen + Beweis = Gegenbeweis
Pol Gegenpol
Verkehr Gegenverkehr
All derivations


gegen is only added to nouns.
Verbs such as gegensteuern, gegenreden are considered colloquial shortened forms of verb compounds formed with the adverb dagegen.





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