résoudre

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See also: r'sourdre

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin resolvere, present active infinitive of resolvō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

résoudre

  1. (transitive) To resolve (to find a solution to).
  2. (reflexive, followed by à) To resolve, to make up one's mind
    • 1955, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques, 1993 ed., Plon, ISBN 978-2-259-00359-1, chap. VII, p. 67
      Je hais les voyages et les explorateurs. Et voici que je m'apprête à raconter mes expéditions. Mais que de temps pour m'y résoudre!
      — I hate travelling and explorers. Yet here I am proposing to tell the stories of my expeditions. But how long it has taken me to make up my mind to do so! — 1973, John & Doreen Weightman (trans.), Tristes Tropiques, 2011 ed., Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0-14-197073-8, chap. VII

Conjugation[edit]

The verb résoudre is very irregular.

This verb also has a rare past participle résous (feminine résoute) [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Conjuguer - French conjugation site

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