devancer

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From devant.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /də.vɑ̃.se/
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Verb[edit]

devancer

  1. to overtake, to get ahead, to surpass
  2. to arrive earlier than (someone), to do (something before somebody else), to beat to the punch
  3. to precede, to be ahead of (something in a list)
  4. to anticipate, to pre-empt

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

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