durchsetzen

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

durch- +‎ setzen

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʊrçˌzɛtsən/, [ˈdʊʁçˌzɛt͡sən], [ˈdʊɐ̯ç-], [-ˌzɛt͡sn̩]
  • Hyphenation: durch‧set‧zen
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Verb[edit]

durchsetzen (third-person singular simple present setzt durch, past tense setzte durch, past participle durchgesetzt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to establish; to enforce; to cause to become prevalent, accepted, or effective
  2. (reflexive) to establish oneself; to become prevalent, accepted, or effective
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 22/2010, page 126:
      Innovationen im Affenreich setzen sich meist nur dann durch, wenn sie von ranghohen Tieren eingeführt werden, berichten US-Primatologen […]
      Innovations in the ape kingdom mostly only establish themselves if they are introduced by high-ranking animals, report US primatologists […]
  3. (reflexive) to assert oneself; to win; to have one's will
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Etymology 2[edit]

durch- +‎ setzen

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌdʊrçˈzɛtsən/, [ˌdʊʁçˈzɛt͡sən], [ˌdʊɐ̯ç-], [-ˈzɛt͡sn̩]

Verb[edit]

durchsetzen (third-person singular simple present durchsetzt, past tense durchsetzte, past participle durchsetzt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to pervade; to permeate; to enter and spread throughout
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