prêter

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See also: preter and preter-

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French preter, prester, from Old French prester, from Latin praestāre, present active infinitive of praestō. Cognate with Spanish prestar.

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  • IPA(key): /pʁɛ.te/, /pʁe.te/
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prêter

  1. (transitive) to lend
    J'ai prêté ma télévision à Paul.
    I lent my television to Paul.
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to lend itself to (à)
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to go along with (à)
    Il ne voulait pas se prêter à leurs manœuvres.
    He didn't want to go along (or have anything to do) with their schemes.
  4. (Louisiana) to borrow
  5. (transitive) to attribute
    Elle lui prête des qualités qu'il n'a pas.
    She attributes qualities to him that he lacks.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French prester, from Latin praestō, praestāre.

Verb[edit]

prêter (gerund prêt'tie)

  1. (Jersey, transitive) to lend

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