verloven

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Etymology 1[edit]

From ver- +‎ loven.

Verb[edit]

verloven (past singular verloofde, past participle verloofd)

  1. (archaic, transitive) to commit to an obligation
  2. (transitive) to conclude an engagement
    Dynasties verloven hun prinsen vaak om diplomatieke redenen.
    Dynasties often engage their princes for diplomatic reasons.
  3. (reflexive, zich verloven) to undertake an engagement, get engaged
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Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with German erlauben (to allow).

Noun[edit]

verloven

  1. Plural form of verlof

Verb[edit]

verloven (past singular verloofde, past participle verloofd)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) to allow, permit
  2. (obsolete, transitive) to releave, suspend
  3. (obsolete, transitive) to exempt from (notably military) duty
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