établir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French establir, inherited from Latin stabilīre, present active infinitive of stabiliō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

établir

  1. to make out (a bill), to draw up (a document etc.)
  2. to establish, to set up (a business, government, camp, reputation etc.)
  3. to demonstrate, establish (a fact, responsibility)
  4. (sports) to set (a record)
  5. to institute (a rule)
  6. (reflexive) to settle down
  7. (reflexive) (+ preposition à) to stand at (about a statistic)
  8. (reflexive, biology) to colonize
  9. (uncommon) to become part of common usage

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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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