abstenir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French abstenir, from Latin abstinēre, present active infinitive of abstineō, from abs + teneō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

abstenir

  1. (pronominal) to abstain

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -tenir, such as contenir and détenir, are conjugated this way.

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

abstenir

  1. to abstain from; to not participate in

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem abstien distinct from the unstressed stem absten, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.