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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French aboutir (to endure stubbornly, persist), derived from bouter (to persist), ultimately of Germanic origin, equivalent to a- +‎ bouter. See also bout.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.bu.tiʁ/
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VerbEdit

aboutir

  1. (literally, transitive, with à) to lead to, to end up in, to reach
  2. (figuratively, transitive, with à) to lead to, to have the consequence of
  3. (intransitive) to reach a conclusion, to succeed
  4. (intransitive) to touch by one end

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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