élever

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See also: elever

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lever.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

élever

  1. to raise
  2. to bring up
  3. to elevate, to enhance
  4. (reflexive, of a voice) to be heard, to rise
  5. (reflexive) to rise, to soar

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Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il élève rather than *il éleve. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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