affranchir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ad- + franchir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.fʁɑ̃.ʃiʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

affranchir

  1. (transitive) to free, liberate, enfranchise, emancipate
  2. (transitive) to discharge, exempt
  3. (transitive) to prepay (postage), frank (a letter)
  4. (slang, transitive) to pervert
  5. (slang, transitive) to inform
  6. (reflexive) to release or free oneself

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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