dwingen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dwinghen, from Old Dutch *thwingan, from Proto-Germanic *þwinganą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dwingen ‎(past singular dwong, past participle gedwongen)

  1. To force, coerce someone.
  2. To constrain, enforce, cause inevitably
  3. (figuratively) To insist forcefully

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of dwingen (strong class 3)
infinitive dwingen
past singular dwong
past participle gedwongen
infinitive dwingen
gerund dwingen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular dwing dwong
2nd person sing. (jij) dwingt dwong
2nd person sing. (u) dwingt dwong
2nd person sing. (gij) dwingt dwongt
3rd person singular dwingt dwong
plural dwingen dwongen
subjunctive sing.1 dwinge dwonge
subjunctive plur.1 dwingen dwongen
imperative sing. dwing
imperative plur.1 dwingt
participles dwingend gedwongen
1) Archaic.

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References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German dwinghen, from Old Saxon *thwingan, from Proto-Germanic *þwinganą.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdvɪŋən/, [ˈdʋɪŋən], [ˈdʋɪŋŋ̩]

Verb[edit]

dwingen ‎(third-person singular simple present dwingt, past tense dwung, past participle dwungen, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (transitive or reflexive) to force; to compel; to make (someone do something)
  2. (intransitive, with "to ...") to necessitate; to call for

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