verdummen

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Etymology[edit]

ver- +‎ dumm +‎ -en

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verdummen (third-person singular simple present verdummt, past tense verdummte, past participle verdummt, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (with "haben") to influence (someone) such that they become stupid and uncritically accept ideas and arguments
  2. (with "sein") to become stupid and uncritical

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ver- + dumm ('dumb', 'silent', 'mute'), cognate with English dumb.

Verb[edit]

verdummen (past singular verdumm, past participle verdummt, auxiliary verb hebben or wesen)

  1. to silence (a person).

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