bepalen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch bepalen (to put poles on/around). Equivalent to be- +‎ paal +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

bepalen

  1. (transitive) to determine, to figure out
  2. (transitive) to determine, to decide, to choose
  3. (reflexive) to confine oneself, to restrict oneself
    Echter wil ik mij bepalen tot die passages van de rede welke van belang zijn.
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Inflection[edit]

Inflection of bepalen (weak, prefixed)
infinitive bepalen
past singular bepaalde
past participle bepaald
infinitive bepalen
gerund bepalen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular bepaal bepaalde
2nd person sing. (jij) bepaalt bepaalde
2nd person sing. (u) bepaalt bepaalde
2nd person sing. (gij) bepaalt bepaalde
3rd person singular bepaalt bepaalde
plural bepalen bepaalden
subjunctive sing.1 bepale bepaalde
subjunctive plur.1 bepalen bepaalden
imperative sing. bepaal
imperative plur.1 bepaalt
participles bepalend bepaald
1) Archaic.

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