convenir

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From Latin conveniō, convenīre.

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convenir (first-person singular present convinc, past participle convingut)

  1. (intransitive) to be apt or suitable
  2. (intransitive) to agree (to harmonize in opinion or action)
    Synonym: estar d'acord

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin convenire, present active infinitive of conveniō. Spelt covenir in Old French, etymologically reconstructed in Middle French to closer match the original Latin spelling.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃v.niʁ/
  • (file)

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convenir

  1. to admit; to agree [+ de (object) = to/upon]
  2. (impersonal) to be appropriate or admissible (to be agreed upon according to convention) [+ de (object)]
  3. to suit; to be convenient for [+ à (someone)]
    On se voit mardi, si cela convient aux autres.We’ll meet up on Tuesday, if this suits the others.

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When conjugating convenir, compound tenses cannot be formed using être as the auxiliary verb in the sense of “to suit”. It must take avoir. This is even though it derives from venir, which takes être.

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This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -venir, such as revenir and devenir, are conjugated this way. Such verbs are the only verbs whose the past historic and subjunctive imperfect endings do not start in one of these thematic vowels (-a-, -i-, -u-).

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin convenīre.

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  • IPA(key): /kombeˈniɾ/, [kõm.beˈniɾ]

Verb[edit]

convenir (first-person singular present convengo, first-person singular preterite convine, past participle convenido)

  1. (transitive) to agree, agree on, agree upon
    Synonyms: acordar, concordar
  2. (transitive, intransitive) to be convenient, suit
  3. to admit
    Synonym: admitir
  4. to arrange (bring together various parts to build or form something)
  5. (transitive) to convene

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