How does the word sound?
History of this Word
History of "de" is uncertain.
In this sense, "de" is a word added to another word to make a new word.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "away from" or "down from" modifies the word. Or indicates the "reverse" or "negative". Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|We squint in the darkness to read, "Detour, One Mile."|
|Countries devalue their currencies only when they have no other way to correct past economic mistakes.|