assouvir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin *assōpīre ‘satisfy’, from Latin sōpīre ‘sleep’ (influenced by Old French assevir ‘attain’).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

assouvir

  1. (transitive) to satisfy, assuage (hunger, passion etc.)

ConjugationEdit

  • 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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Last modified on 28 November 2013, at 18:09