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Is there an online access to the complete list of such verbs?
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AnonymousAre the verbs ending in '-ion' from a French origin?Well, the suffix originally comes from Latin. But French developed from Latin, and English could have taken some of these words indirectly, via Old French rather than Latin.
Origin: < Latin
The most common derivative in English would be a noun rather than a verb: action, abolition, function (also used as verb), evolution, contagion, absorption, notion, vision (verb- envision) , inflection, etc. The verb forms are of more modern origin, derived from the noun form.
There are thousands of these words. This will show you, in alphabetical order, the first 2000:
After the completion of the task, the collection of verbs will be posted here.
c.1300, "shape, manner, mode," from Old French façon, from Latin. factionem (nom. factio) "group of people acting together," lit. "a making or doing," from facere "to make" (see factitious). Sense of "prevailing custom" is from late 15c.; that of "style of attire" is from 1520s. The verb is first recorded early 15c.
I don't know of any way to filter out the verbs ending in -ion that came via Old French into English.
AlpheccaStars I don't know of any way to filter out the verbs ending in -ion that came via Old French into English.It is done, resulting in the following verbs ending in '-ion':
apportion, auction, audition, caption, caution, champion, commission, condition, cushion, decommission, disillusion, envision, fashion, fraction, function, lotion, mention, motion, notion, occasion, partition, petition, pinion, portion, position, potion, proportion, provision, question, ration, reapportion, refashion, reposition, requisition, rise to the occasion, sanction, section, station, suction, transition, vacation.
Also, the following verbs contain '-ion':
denationalize, institutionalize, ionize, lionize, nationalize, pioneer, rationalize, revolutionize, unionize.
Please let me know if you are aware about other verbs ending in '-ion'.
"The verb lotion means to treat with lotions. The noun lotion is based on the Latin word lotio (the act of washing) and the Latin verb lavere (to wash).
Notion too is both a noun and a verb. The verb notion means to divide into several categories or sections, or to conceive, imagine, or envisage. The noun notion comes from the Latin words notio and noscere. (The dictionary doesn't say what noscere means, but I'm sure it's a verb.) The noun notion shares its etymology with the English verbs note and notify.
The verb potion means to treat or dose with potions, or to drug. The noun potion comes from the Latin potio (a drink) and potare (to drink)."
I've lived my whole life in English-speaking countries, and I've never encountered those three words used as verbs.