douter

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See also: doûter

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dout (to put out) +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

douter (plural douters)

  1. (obsolete) An extinguisher for candles.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for douter in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin dubitāre, present active infinitive of dubitō.

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Verb[edit]

douter

  1. (followed by the preposition de) to doubt
    Il ne faut pas douter de la bonne foi de son interlocuteur.
    Je doute qu'il y parvienne.
    J'en doute. - I doubt that.
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to suspect, to have an inkling
    Je me doutais qu'il n'allait pas bien, mais je ne savais pas que c'était à ce point-là.
    Il s'en doute bien.

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

douter

  1. Alternative form of doubter

Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

douter

  1. Alternative form of doter

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This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.