appuyer

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin *appodiāre, present active infinitive of *appodiō, from Latin podium. Compare Spanish apoyar, Portuguese apoiar, Italian appoggiare.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

appuyer

  1. (transitive) to press, push
  2. (transitive) to rest
  3. (transitive) to support, to back
  4. (reflexive, with sur/contre) to lean (on/against)
  5. (reflexive, with sur) to depend (on), to rely (on)
  6. (reflexive) to put up with

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

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