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com·merce

commerce

 
 
pronunciation:
ka mrs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the exchange of goods or services for money; business transactions.
The trade agreement is expected to increase commerce between the two nations.The old marketplace is still a center of commerce in the city.
 
synonyms:
business, dealings, trade, transaction
similar words:
barter, exchange, marketing, merchandising, traffic
definition 2: social interaction.
Dances were arranged to promote a certain amount of commerce between students of the two schools.
synonyms:
intercourse, relations, sociality
similar words:
association
Word Combinations  About this feature
adjective + (n.)commerce assistant, bustling, congressional, dormant, electronic, extensive, foreign, global, international, interstate, interstellar, legitimate, local, maritime, online, peaceful, petty, regulatory, substantial, vital
verb + (n.)commerce affect, balance, ban, burden, constitute, discriminate, disrupt, engage, facilitate, govern, impose, interfere, prohibit, promote, regulate, stimulate, tax, violate
(n.)commerce + verb finance, flow, ship
noun + (n.)commerce Help agriculture, art, artery, barrier, burden, chamber, chemical, communication, connection, creativity, deputy, diplomacy, discrimination, dollar, economics, enterprise, expansion, flow, hub, impediment, industry, infrastructure, instrumentality, interference, medium, nominee, politics, pursuit, realm, regulation, scope, sector, shipping, spread, stream, taxation, trade, undersecretary  [See all][See only the most frequent]
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The word commerce contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
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merc, merch Latin root that means trade, merchandise