démordre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dé- +‎ mordre

Verb[edit]

démordre

  1. (intransitive, rare, dated) to let go, release (something held in the teeth)
  2. (transitive, colloquial) to give up, renounce (an opinion etc.)
    C'est mon opinion, et je n'en démords pas. That's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it.

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is one of a fairly large group of -re verbs, sometimes called the regular -re verbs (-endre, -ondre, -andre, -erdre and -ordre), that are all conjugated the same way. Other members of this group include vendre and perdre.

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