complaire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French complaire, borrowed from Latin complaceo, complacere; equivalent to com- +‎ plaire.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

complaire

  1. (reflexive) to get stuck in, to get caught in
  2. (reflexive) to take pleasure in, to bask in
  3. (reflexive, derogatory) to wallow, to revel in

Conjugation[edit]

plaire and its derived verbs conjugate like taire, except that the third person singular of the present indicative may take a circumflex on the ‘i’.

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Further reading[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin complaceo, complacere.

Verb[edit]

complaire

  1. to please
    • circa 1369, Jean Froissart, Chroniques:
      Le roy de France, pour luy complaire, par le moien du duc d'Angou, le luy donna
      The King of France, to please him, by the intermediary of the Duke of Anjou, gave it to him

Descendants[edit]