côtoyer

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French costoier. See côte and -oyer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

côtoyer

  1. (literally) to pass alongside
  2. (figuratively) to rub shoulders
    Synonym: fréquenter
    • 2016, Mathilde Ramadier; Alberto Madrigal, Berlin 2.0, Futuropolis, →ISBN, page 47:
      Et toi t'as pris de bien mauvaises habitudes en me côtoyant!
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

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