réussir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from réussite (success), a borrowing from Italian riuscita (result, outcome; success).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

réussir

  1. (intransitive, followed by à and infinitive) to manage to do something
  2. (transitive) to pass (a test); to succeed at something
    J'ai réussi tous mes examens
    I passed all my exams

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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