agir

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See also: ağır

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French agir, itself from Latin agere.

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Verb[edit]

agir (first-person singular present ageixo, first-person singular preterite agí, past participle agit)

  1. to act, to behave
    Synonyms: obrar (standard), actuar
  2. to be all about
    Synonyms: obrar (standard), tractar-se

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • “agir” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin agere, adapted with a change in conjugation. Attested from the 15th c.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.ʒiʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

agir

  1. (intransitive) to act
    Il faut agir pour lutter contre la pauvreté.
    We must act in order to fight poverty.
  2. (intransitive) to act, to do (something)
    Il n’agit pas comme il devrait.
    He’s not doing as he should.
  3. (intransitive) to act, behave
    Vous agissez en enfants.
    You’re acting like children.
    Il agit comme un fou.
    He’s acting like a madman.
  4. (intransitive, followed by sur) to act on
  5. (law, followed by contre) prosecute, sue
  6. (impersonal, reflexive, followed by de) to be, be all about, be a question of
    Dans le livre il s’agit d’une femme perdue.
    The book is about a lost woman.
    Il s’agit de vous en tirer honorablement.
    It’s all about you getting out of there honorably.
    Dans la vie; il s’agit de faire son devoir.
    Life is all about doing your duty.
    Il s’agissait de choisir entre les ducs.
    It was about choosing between the two dukes.

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-.

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-. This verb is impersonal and is conjugated only in the third-person singular.

  • (s'agir de/s'en agir) 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-.

This verb is impersonal and is conjugated only in the third-person singular.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: agir
  • Friulian: azî
  • Esperanto: agi
  • Italian: agire
  • Portuguese: agir
  • Romansch: agir
  • Sicilian: aggiri
  • Spanish: agir
  • Venetian: agir

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

agir (first-person singular present ajo, first-person singular preterite agim or agi, past participle agido, reintegrationist norm)

  1. reintegrationist spelling of axir

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • agir” in Dicionário Estraviz de galego (2014).

Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

agir

  1. past infinitive of agar

Northern Kurdish[edit]

Central Kurdish ئاگر(agir)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Iranian *HáHtr̥š (fire), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *HáHtr̥š (fire), derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₁ter- (fire). Cognate with Avestan𐬁𐬙𐬀𐬭(ātar), Persianآتش(âtaš), Pashtoور(or). Doublet of ar.

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Noun[edit]

agir m (Arabic spellingئاگر⁩)

  1. fire
    Synonyms: alav, ar, pêt

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Chyet, Michael L. (2020), “agir”, in Ferhenga Birûskî: Kurmanji–English Dictionary (Language Series; 1), volume 1, London: Transnational Press, page 3

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin agere. Compare French agir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

agir

  1. to act
  2. (reflexive, with de) to be about, to deal with
    s'agís d'una nòva leiit is a new law

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French agir, itself from Latin agere.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
 

  • Hyphenation: a‧gir
  • (file)
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

agir (first-person singular present ajo, first-person singular preterite agi, past participle agido)

  1. (intransitive) to do something; to act; to function; to perform
    Synonyms: andar, funcionar, trabalhar
  2. (intransitive) to conduct oneself in a specific manner; to behave; to proceed
    Synonyms: atuar, comportar-se, obrar, proceder, trabalhar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French agir, itself borrowed from Latin agere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈxiɾ/ [aˈxiɾ]
  • Rhymes: -iɾ
  • Syllabification: a‧gir

Verb[edit]

agir (first-person singular present ajo, first-person singular preterite agí, past participle agido)

  1. (obsolete) to do something; to act
    Synonyms: hacer, actuar
  2. (obsolete) to sue
    Synonym: demandar

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