condescendre

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

condescendre

  1. (reflexive) to assent (to); to agree (to); to condescend (to)

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is one of a fairly large group of -re verbs, sometimes called the regular -re verbs (-endre, -ondre, -andre, -erdre and -ordre), that are all conjugated the same way. Other members of this group include vendre and perdre.

Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

condescendre

  1. (reflexive) to assent (to); to agree (to)
    • 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais:
      L’Empereur Conrad troisiesme, ayant assiegé Guelphe, duc de Bavieres, ne voulut condescendre a plus douces conditions

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin condēscendō.

Verb[edit]

condescendre

  1. to descend; to go down
  2. to assent (to); to agree (to)

Descendants[edit]

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