dégrever

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dé- +‎ grever

Verb[edit]

dégrever

  1. (transitive) to unburden
  2. (transitive) to take a weight off (someone's shoulders)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il dégrève rather than *il dégreve. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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