descendre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Latin descendō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

descendre

  1. (intransitive) to go down
  2. (intransitive, transitive) to descend
  3. (transitive) to put down; disparage
  4. (transitive, slang) to kill (someone)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This verb uses the auxiliary verb avoir when used transitively (or with a transitive sense, even when the complement is omitted); otherwise (when it is intransitive), it uses être.
    elle a descendu les valises‎ ― she brought down the suitcases
    il est descendu de l'armoire‎ ― he came down from the wardrobe

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.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French descendre.

Verb[edit]

descendre

  1. to dismount (get down from a horse, etc.)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin descendō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

descendre

  1. to go down; to descend
  2. to dismount (get down from a horse, etc.)
    • circa 1250, Marie de France, Guigemar
      Son seignur veit, a pié descent
      He sees his master, and goes down to him on foot

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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