goûter

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French[edit]

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  • gouter (1990 reform spelling)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French goster, inherited from Latin gustāre, present active infinitive of gustō. Compare the borrowed prefixed verb déguster.

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goûter

  1. to taste, to try (to sample something orally)
    Synonyms: déguster
    Je goûterai ta tarte demain car j’ai goûté un fameux tiramisu tout à l'heure.
    I will taste your pie tomorrow, since I have just tasted a famous tiramisu.
  2. (Belgium, Quebec) to taste like
    Cette tarte goûte la cannelle.This pie tastes like cinnamon.
  3. (figuratively) to approve, to appreciate
    Le public goûte peu ces sortes d’ouvrages.
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    Après tant de troubles le pays goûtait un calme profond.
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goûter m (plural goûters)

  1. nuncheon
  2. (France) meal similar to breakfast taken around 4 P.M.

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