addict etymology

English word addict comes from Latin dico, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin ad- (To.)

Detailed word origin of addict

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dico Latin (lat) (legal, followed by ad) I plead (before).. I affirm, assert (positively).. I appoint, name (to an office).. I call, name.. I declare, state.. I say, utter; mention; talk, speak.. I speak in reference to, refer to.. I tell.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
ad- Latin (lat) To.
addico Latin (lat) (of auctions) I adjudge to the highest bidder, knock down (to), strike off, deliver to; sell.. I am propitious to, favour, speak favourably (of).. I attribute, assign or ascribe something to someone; appoint, designate; award; sentence, condemn.. I deliver, yield, or resign something to someone; devote, consecrate to, give my support to; give up, sacrifice, abandon, surrender; betray; [...]
addictus Latin (lat) A debt slave; a person who has been bound as a slave to his creditor.
addict English (eng) (obsolete) To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.. To cause someone to become addicted, especially to a drug. To involve oneself in something habitually, to the exclusion of almost anything else. A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug. An adherent or fan (of something).

Words with the same origin as addict

Descendants of dico
addiction addictive benedict condition contradict contradiction dictate dictator dictatorship dictionary directory ditto index indicate indictment preach preacher predict prediction verdict
Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent
Descendants of ad-
accept accident add address admit appreciate arrest assume attorney disappear rest