embellir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

en- +‎ bel +‎ -ir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.bɛ.liʁ/, /ɑ̃.be.liʁ/
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Verb[edit]

embellir

  1. to improve, make more attractive
  2. to embellish

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

en- +‎ bel +‎ -ir.

Verb[edit]

embellir

  1. to make prettier; to make more attractive; to embellish

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a second-group verb (ending in -ir, with an -iss- infix). Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: embellish
  • French: embellir