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From re- +‎ sortir.


ressortir (first-person singular present ressurto, past participle ressortit)

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Etymology 1Edit

re- +‎ sortir



  1. (intransitive, taking auxiliary être) To go or come back out; to go/come out again.
    Elle est ressortie de la maison en jupe.
    She came back out of the house in a skirt.
    Il est entré dans la maison à midi, et en est ressorti deux heures plus tard.
    He went into the house at noon, and came [back] out [of it] two hours later.
  2. (transitive, taking auxiliary avoir) To take back out; to take out [again].
    Il a mis les mains dans ses poches, et en a ressorti une pièce.
    He put his hands in his pockets, and took out/drew out a coin.
  3. (usually impersonal, taking auxiliary avoir, followed by de) To emerge from, according to evidence.
    Il en ressort que []
    It follows from this that []
  4. to stand out.
    Une image qui ressort.
    An image that stands out.
  • N.B. This is the conjugation for the verb re- + sortir defined above. For the conjugation of the verb ressort + -ir defined below, see below.
  • This is one of a fairly large group of irregular -ir verbs that are all conjugated the same way. Other members of this group include sortir and dormir. The most significant difference between these verbs' conjugation and that of the regular -ir verbs is that these verbs' conjugation does not use the infix -iss-. Further, this conjugation has the forms (je, tu) ressors and (il) ressort in the present indicative and imperative, whereas a regular -ir verb would have *ressortis and *ressortit (as in the past historic).
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Etymology 2Edit

ressort +‎ -ir



  1. (intransitive, followed by à) To come under the jurispendence [of]
  • N.B. This is the conjugation for the verb ressort + -ir defined immediately above. For the conjugation of the verb re- + sortir defined higher above, see above.
  • 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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