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-phile

(word root) love
Examples of words with the root -phile: pedophile
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-phile

or -phil
suff.
1. One that loves or has a strong affinity or preference for: audiophile.
2. Loving; having a strong affinity or preference for: Francophile.

[New Latin -philus, from Greek -philos, beloved, dear, from philos, beloved, loving.]
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-phile

or

-phil

n combining form
indicating a person or thing having a fondness or preference for something specified: bibliophile; Francophile.
[from Greek philos loving]
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-phile

or -phil

a combining form meaning “lover of, enthusiast for (a given object)” (bibliophile; Francophile), “person sexually attracted to or obsessively interested in (a given object)” (pedophile), “organism having an affinity for (a given thing)” (siderophile); used also as a synonym of -philic (lyophile).
[< Latin -philus, -phila < Greek -philos dear]
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Translations

-phile

suf n-phile(r) mf, → -freund(in) m(f); AnglophileAnglophile(r) mf, → Englandfreund(in) m(f)
adj-phil, -freundlich; Francophilefrankophil, frankreich- or franzosenfreundlich
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Just days later, Fox and "X"-phile Chris Carter committed to the production of a long-awaited spinoff of his cult franchise "The X-Files" for the web.
is just part of the means."In Plevneliev's view, efforts to improve the situation in economy have started to bear fruit: "Let's hope we are in the beginning of a positive process."Commenting on prospective reforms in education, he made clear he had achieved "consensus" with political parties that the introduction of a dual education system, adding vocational elements to schooling, should be an urgent priority.Speaking of the Ukraine crisis, he repeated that only diplomacy could help solve the conflict, and that Bulgarians should not be divided between "-philes" and "-phobes".The issue of boosting capabilities of Bulgaria's armed forces was also one he touched, though he stopped short of details.
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