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 History of this Word

"ent" is from "ent" (performs an action) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
respondent
competence
absorbency
resident

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ent" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates performing a particular action. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ent illustration Here you can buy excellent olive oil.
-ent illustration We live in a world made up of many different people.