conduire

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See also: conduiré

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French conduire, cunduire, from Latin condūcere, present active infinitive of condūcō (lead, bring or draw together), from con- + dūcō (lead).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.dɥiʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

conduire

  1. to drive (a vehicle)
    Il conduit la voiture.
    He is driving the car.
  2. to lead, to conduct
  3. (reflexive, se conduire) to behave, to conduct oneself
    Synonym: se comporter
    Les enfants se conduisent mal.
    The children are behaving badly.

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin condūcere, present active infinitive of condūcō (lead, bring or draw together), from con- + dūcō (lead).

Verb[edit]

conduire

  1. to steer; to guide; to lead
    • circa 1150, Turoldus, La Chanson de Roland:
      Si aiderez a cunduire ma gent.
      If you will help me guide my people

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb ends in a palatal stem, so there is an extra i before the e of some endings. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

  • French: conduire

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