démener

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

démener

  1. (pronominal) to convulse, thrash about; to struggle

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 démène rather than *il démene. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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