revenir

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From Old Catalan revenir, from Latin revenīre.

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revenir (first-person singular present revinc, past participle revingut)

  1. to come again
  2. to return
  3. of a river, to rise in level

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French revenir, from Old French revenir, from Latin revenīre, present active infinitive of reveniō (come back, return).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.v(ə).niʁ/
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Verb[edit]

revenir

  1. to come back, to return
    • 2018, Zaz, On s'en remet jamais
      Est-ce que la lumière reviendra ? Est-ce qu'on retrouvera le sommeil ? Y aura-t-il un nouveau soleil, quelqu'un d'autre qui brillera ?
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Je reviens de vacances.I'm coming back from holiday.
    Je n'ai pas l'intention de revenir à Paris.I am not planning on returning to Paris.
  2. (transitive with sur) to recant
    revenir sur sa décisionto go back on one's decision
    revenir sur sa paroleto go back on one's word
  3. (cooking, preceded by faire) to brown
    Mettez un peu de beurre et d’huile et faites revenir sur le gaz.Put in a bit of butter and oil and brown on the gas cooker.

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This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -venir, such as convenir and devenir, are conjugated this way. Such verbs are the only verbs whose the past historic and subjunctive imperfect endings do not start in one of these thematic vowels (-a-, -i-, -u-).

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French revenir.

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revenir

  1. to come back, to return

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  • French: revenir

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested circa 980 in La Vie de Saint Léger, inherited from Latin revenīre, present active infinitive of reveniō.

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revenir

  1. to come back, to return

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This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem revien distinct from the unstressed stem reven, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From re- +‎ venir, or from Latin revenīre, present active infinitive of reveniō.

Verb[edit]

revenir (first-person singular present revengo, first-person singular preterite revine, past participle revenido)

  1. (intransitive) to return, revert
    Synonyms: retornar, volver
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to shrink, reduce
    Synonyms: encoger, consumir
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to go bad, spoil, turn sour (of food)
    Synonyms: acedar, avinagrar

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