asseoir

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French asseoir, from Old French asseoir, from Vulgar Latin *assedēre, reformed from Latin assidēre, present active infinitive of assideō, on the basis of sedeō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

asseoir

  1. (transitive) to sit down; to get seated
    Assois les enfants sur des chaises !
    Sit the children down on chairs!
  2. to assert
    asseoir sa domination
    to assert one's domination
  3. (reflexive) to sit down; to take a seat

Conjugation[edit]

The verb asseoir (and its derivative rasseoir) has 2 distinct conjugations.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French asseoir.

Verb[edit]

asseoir

  1. (sometimes reflexive, s'asseoir/se asseoir) to sit down (take a seat)
  2. (transitive) to sit (make someone sit down)
  3. (transitive) to place (an object)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *assedēre, reformed from Latin assidēre, present active infinitive of assideō, on the basis of sedeō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

asseoir

  1. (sometimes reflexive, s'asseoir) to sit down (take a seat)
  2. to sit (make someone sit down)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem assié distinct from the unstressed stem asse, 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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