plaire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either a doublet of plaisir, from Old French, from Latin placēre or derived from plaît, from plaisir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

plaire

  1. (intransitive) (followed by à or preceded by an indirect object) to please (usually translated into English as like with exchange of the subject and object)
    Cet homme me plaît - I fancy that man (literally, “That man pleases me”)
  2. (reflexive) to enjoy (oneself)
    Je me suis plu à Paris. I liked it in Paris.

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Conjugation[edit]

  • Plaire and its derived verbs conjugate like taire, except that the third person singular of the present indicative may take a circumflex on the ‘i’.

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

plaire

  1. to please

Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

plaire

  1. Alternative infinitive of plaisir.

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.