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an- +‎ treten


  • IPA(key): /ˈanˌtʁeːtən/
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  • Hyphenation: an‧tre‧ten


antreten (class 5 strong, third-person singular simple present tritt an, past tense trat an, past participle angetreten, past subjunctive träte an, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (intransitive, auxiliary sein) to arrive; to present oneself
    1. (also military) to line up; to stand for a muster or report
    2. (also sports, politics) to compete; to run
  2. (transitive, auxiliary haben) to begin (a duty or task, also a voyage); to take (office)
  3. (transitive, auxiliary haben) to kick against (a device or machine) to start it; to kick start (a motorcycle)
    Er hat das Licht mit dem Fuß angetreten.
    He kicked on the light with his foot.


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