sévir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin saevīre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sévir

  1. (intransitive) to crack down, clamp down
  2. (intransitive, of war, storm, etc.) to rage
  3. (intransitive, of disease, poverty, etc.) to be rife
  4. (intransitive, of policy, belief, etc.) to hold sway

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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