plaire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French plaire, from Old French plaire, either from plaisir, from Latin placēre, present active infinitive of placeō, or alternatively derived from plaît, from plaisir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /plɛʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

plaire

  1. (intransitive) (followed by à or preceded by an indirect object) to please (usually translated into English as like with exchange of the subject and object)
    Cet homme me plaîtI fancy that man (literally, “That man pleases me”)
    Cette robe me plaîtI like this dress
  2. (reflexive) to enjoy (oneself)
    Je me suis plu à Paris.I liked it in Paris.

Conjugation[edit]

plaire and its derived verbs conjugate like taire, except that the third person singular of the present indicative may take a circumflex on the ‘i’.

plaire and its derived verbs conjugate like taire, except that the third person singular of the present indicative may take a circumflex on the ‘i’.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French plaire.

Verb[edit]

plaire

  1. to please

Descendants[edit]


Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

plaire

  1. alternative infinitive of plaisir.

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb ends in a palatal stem, so there is an extra i before the e of some endings. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.