ger-, ges-, gest-

(Latin: carry, produce; to bear)

Don't confuse this ger- with another Greek gero-, ger- which means "old age".

autosuggestion, autosuggestive
1. The dwelling upon an idea, thought, or concept, thereby inducing some change in the mental or bodily functions.
2. The process by which a person induces self-acceptance of an opinion, belief, or plan of action.
3. A suggestion arising from oneself, as the repetition of verbal messages for changing one's behavior.
4. The process by which someone's perceptions, behavior, or physical condition may be altered by means of his or her power of suggestion; also, sometimes known as "self hypnosis".
1. The quality of being hostile, ready to start a fight, or ready to go to war.
2. A hostile or warlike attitude, nature, or inclination; belligerency.
1. The state of being at war or being engaged in a warlike conflict.
2. Acts of overt warfare or a hostile, warlike attitude, or nature.

There has never been a good war or a bad peace.

—Benjamin Franklin
belligerent (adjective), more belligerent, most belligerent
1. Relating to, or characteristic of, a participant in war or a fight: The Arab nations refused to approve a non-belligerency clause in any agreement with Israel and so, there are still some very belligerent Arab countries.
3. Descriptive of a person, a group, or a nation provoking or engaging in battle: The belligerent attacks by the Syrian government against its own citizens has resulted in the slaughter of many innocent children and adults who have been in their homes and not participating in any rebellions against the regime.
Characteristic of being hostile and warlike in attitude.
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1. Inclined to, or exhibiting, assertiveness, hostility, or combativeness.
2. Having, or showing, an eagerness to fight.
1. Carrying on a war in conjunction with another national power.
2. A nation, or state, that carries on a war in connection with another nation.
3. A person, or country, that is an ally in a fight or war with someone else or another country.

Cross references of word families related to "bear, carry, bring": duc-; -fer; later-, -lation; phoro-; port-.