répandre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From re- + épandre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

répandre

  1. to spill, scatter
  2. to spread
    • Comme un doux léopard elle est souple, et répand / Ses cheveux dénoués aux pieds de son amant. Like a gentle leopard she is supple, and spreads her unfastened hair around her lover's feet. — Alfred de Vigny, ‘La Colère de Samson’
  3. to shed (tears)
  4. to give off, give out (a smell etc.)
  5. (reflexive, se répandre) to spread, to propagate

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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