établir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French establir, inherited from Latin stabilīre, present active infinitive of stabiliō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /e.ta.bliʁ/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

établir

  1. to make out (a bill), to draw up (a document etc.)
  2. to establish, to set up (a business, government, camp, reputation etc.)
  3. to demonstrate, establish (a fact, responsibility)
  4. (sports) to set (a record)
  5. to institute (a rule)
  6. (reflexive) to settle down
  7. (reflexive) (+ preposition à) to stand at (about a statistic)
  8. (reflexive, biology) to colonize
  9. (uncommon) to become part of common usage

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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