abriter

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, derivative of abri, from Old French abri (a place where one is sheltered from the elements or harm), from abrier (to cover). Displaced synonymous abrier from Old French, which is uncommon today.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.bʁi.te/
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VerbEdit

abriter

  1. (transitive) to shelter, to harbour
    Cette maison est abritée par une montagne.This house is sheltered by a mountain.
  2. (transitive) to host (an object, an event, an institution, etc.)
    La ville abrite un des derniers vestiges de la domination grecque.The city hosts one of the last vestiges of Greek rule.
    Luanda abrita le Festival international de jazz.Luanda hosted the International Jazz Festival.
  3. (reflexive) to take cover; to shelter
    s'abriter derrière un murto take cover behind a wall
    Voici l'orage, abritons-nous.Look at the storm, let's take shelter.

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