beschwichtigen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via German Low German from Middle Low German beswichtigen. Pertaining to Dutch zwichten and Old High German giswiftēn with the Low German (and Dutch) development -ft--cht- (compare Nichte).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈʃvɪçtɪɡən/, [bəˈʃʋɪçtɪɡən], [-tɪɡŋ̩]

Verb[edit]

beschwichtigen (third-person singular simple present beschwichtigt, past tense beschwichtigte, past participle beschwichtigt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to assuage; to conciliate; to pacify

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