verschonen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch verschonen. Equivalent to ver- +‎ schoon (clean, pure) +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

verschonen

  1. (transitive) to change, to replace with a clean piece of the same thing
    Ik verschoon mijn lakens regelmatig. — I change my bedsheets regularly.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to excuse, pardon
  3. (transitive, obsolete) to withhold, to fail to use or employ
    • 1628, Philips Marnix van Sint Aldegonde, "Wilhelmus van Nassouwe", (modern, redacted version), couplet 4.
      Lijf en goed altezamen / heb ik u niet verschoond;

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of verschonen (weak, prefixed)
infinitive verschonen
past singular verschoonde
past participle verschoond
infinitive verschonen
gerund verschonen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular verschoon verschoonde
2nd person sing. (jij) verschoont verschoonde
2nd person sing. (u) verschoont verschoonde
2nd person sing. (gij) verschoont verschoonde
3rd person singular verschoont verschoonde
plural verschonen verschoonden
subjunctive sing.1 verschone verschoonde
subjunctive plur.1 verschonen verschoonden
imperative sing. verschoon
imperative plur.1 verschoont
participles verschonend verschoond
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]


German[edit]

Verb[edit]

verschonen (third-person singular simple present verschont, past tense verschonte, past participle verschont, auxiliary haben)

  1. to spare

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