rajeunir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From jeune

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rajeunir

  1. (transitive) to rejuvenate
  2. (transitive) to make young
  3. (figuratively, transitive) to take off (years from someone's age) (to make appear younger)
    Ce costume le rajeunit de 10 ans. - This costume takes 10 years off him.
  4. (figuratively, transitive) to bring back; to send back (remind of a past time)
    Cette vieille musique me rajeunit. - This old music brings me back.
  5. (intransitive) to get younger
    Dans le film, Benjamin Button rajeunit. - In the film, Benjamin Button gets younger.

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Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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