conduire

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin condūcere, present active infinitive of condūcō (lead, bring or draw together), from con + dūcō (lead).

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Verb[edit]

conduire

  1. to drive (a vehicle)
    Il conduit la voiture.
    He is driving the car.
  2. to lead
  3. (reflexive, se conduire) To behave
    Les enfants se conduisent mal.
    The children are behaving badly.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin condūcere, present active infinitive of condūcō (lead, bring or draw together), from con + dūcō (lead).

Verb[edit]

conduire

  1. to steer; to guide; to lead
    • circa 1150, Turoldus, La Chanson de Roland:
      Si aiderez a cunduire ma gent.
      If you will help me guide my people

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb ends in a palatal stem, so there is an extra i before the e of some endings. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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