übertreten

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German übertreten; analyzable as über (over) +‎ treten (to step).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈyːbɐˌtʁeːtən/

Verb[edit]

übertreten (strong, third-person singular simple present tritt über, past tense trat über, past participle übergetreten, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive, with zu) to join (another faith, party, etc.); to convert to
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌyːbɐˈtʁeːtən/

Verb[edit]

übertreten (strong, third-person singular simple present übertritt, past tense übertrat, past participle übertreten, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to step beyond; to trespass; to violate; to breach
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