vouloir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French voloir, voleir, from Vulgar Latin *volēre, from Latin velle, present active infinitive of volō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wel-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vouloir

  1. (transitive) to want, wish, desire
  2. (pronominal) to see oneself as; to give the impression of, to seem

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The second-person singular and plural of the imperative have alternate forms: veuille and veuillez, which have slight differences in usage. See individual articles for details.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

vouloir m (plural vouloirs)

  1. will

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