épanouir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French espannir, from Frankish *spannjan (cognate with English span).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

épanouir

  1. (reflexive) to blossom; to bloom; to flower
  2. (reflexive) to reveal its qualities
  3. (reflexive, figuratively) to thrive, flourish

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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