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  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈʁaːtn̩/, /ɡəˈʁaːtən/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German gerāten, from Old High German girātan.


geraten (class 7 strong, third-person singular present gerät, past tense geriet, past participle geraten, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to turn out, succeed
  2. (intransitive) to thrive
  3. (intransitive, with “an ...” or “auf ...” and an accusative noun) to come (across, by); to fall (upon)
  4. (intransitive, with “in ...” or “unter ...” and a state or condition in the accusative) to get (into); to fall (into); to come (to); to fly (into)
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 45/2010, page 90:
      Drei Jahre nach Ausbruch der Finanzkrise mehren sich die Spannungen zwischen den Industrienationen, der freie Welthandel gerät unter Druck.
      Three years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, the tensions between the industrial nations are increasing, global free trade is coming under pressure.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.



  1. past participle of raten (to advise, to recommend, to guess)


geraten (strong nominative masculine singular geratener, comparative geratener, superlative am geratensten)

  1. advisable
  2. guessed; solved

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