richten

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch richten, from Old Dutch rihten, from Proto-Germanic *rihtijaną (to right), derived from *rehtaz (right, straight) (modern recht).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɪxtə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪxtən

Verb[edit]

richten

  1. (transitive) to direct, aim

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of richten (weak)
infinitive richten
past singular richtte
past participle gericht
infinitive richten
gerund richten n
present tense past tense
1st person singular richt richtte
2nd person sing. (jij) richt richtte
2nd person sing. (u) richt richtte
2nd person sing. (gij) richt richtte
3rd person singular richt richtte
plural richten richtten
subjunctive sing.1 richte richtte
subjunctive plur.1 richten richtten
imperative sing. richt
imperative plur.1 richt
participles richtend gericht
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: rig
  • Negerhollands: richt

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle High German richten, from Old High German rihten, from Proto-West Germanic *rihtijan (to right). Cognate with English right.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʁɪçtn̩], [ˈʁɪçtən]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: rich‧ten

Verb[edit]

richten (weak, third-person singular present richtet, past tense richtete, past participle gerichtet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, [auf (at) + accusative]) to direct, to point (e.g. a weapon)
    Richte diese Waffe nicht auf mich!
    Don't point that gun at me!
  2. (transitive) to fix, to rectify, to put right
    Wer kann diese Krise richten?
    Who can solve this crisis?
  3. (transitive) to straighten (something bent or not lined up properly)
    Kannst du den Löffel auch richten?
    Can you also straighten the spoon?
  4. (reflexive, [auf (towards) + accusative], [gegen (at)]) to be directed (of emotions, words, etc.)
    Keine Sorge, ihre Wut richtet sich nicht gegen Sie.
    Don't worry, her anger isn't directed at you.
  5. (transitive) to judge
  6. (reflexive) to follow
  7. (reflexive) to depend (nach on)

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Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • richten” in Duden online
  • richten” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch rihten, from Proto-West Germanic *rihtijan.

Verb[edit]

richten

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Inflection[edit]

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