empirer

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested in Old French as empirier, empoirier, equivalent to en- + pire (worse) + -er.

Verb[edit]

empirer

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to worsen
    • 1996, Chrystine Brouillet, C'est pour mieux t'aimer, mon enfant, →ISBN, page 83:
      "Il ne faut pas empirer les choses"
      Let's not make things worse.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested in Old French as empirier, equivalent to en- + pire (worse) + -er.

Verb[edit]

empirer

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to worsen

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.