alléger

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin alleviāre, present active infinitive of alleviō.

Verb[edit]

alléger

  1. to lighten

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is conjugated like protéger. It has both the spelling irregularities of other verbs in -ger (such as manger), where a silent ‘e’ is inserted before ‘a’ and ‘o’ endings (to indicate the /ʒ/ sound), and the spelling and pronunciation irregularities of other verbs in -é-er (such as céder), where the last stem vowel alternates between /e/ (written ‘é’) and /ɛ/ (written ‘è’).

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