adoucir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French adolcir, from Latin ad (to, toward) + dulcis (sweet) + Old French verbal suffix -ir

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

adoucir

  1. to make mild
  2. to sweeten
  3. to soften
  4. (figuratively, by extension) to appease
  5. (reflexive, s'adoucir) to become milder

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Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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