descendre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Latin descendo

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

descendre

  1. (intransitive) to go down
  2. (intransitive, transitive) to descend
  3. (transitive) to put down
  4. (transitive, slang) to kill (someone)

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.

Usage notes[edit]

This verb can take two auxiliary verbs to form the perfect tense: The auxilary verb être is used to form the perfect tense of descendre when the verb is used in an intransitive sense, whereas avoir is used when when it is used in transitive senses.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin descendo

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

descendre

  1. to go down; to descend
    • circa 1250, Marie de France, Guigemar
      Son seignur veit, a pié descent
      He sees his master, and goes down to him on foot

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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