contre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

contre

  1. against (in physical contact with)
    La paille est contre la maison
    the straw is against the house
    Elle s'appuie contre le mur.
    She's pushing against the wall.
  2. against (not in favor of)
    Les citoyens sont pour, mais les hommes politiques sont contre.
    The citizens are for, but the politicians are against.
  3. against (having as an opponent)
    Ce soir: Lille contre Marseille en direct.
    Tonight: Lille against Marseille live.

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Verb[edit]

contre

  1. first-person singular present indicative of contrer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of contrer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of contrer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of contrer
  5. second-person singular imperative of contrer

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French contree

Noun[edit]

contre (plural contres)

  1. country; land; territory

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • cuntre (Northern or early Old French)

Etymology[edit]

Latin contra

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

contre

  1. against

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