arrêter

See also: arreter

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French arester (to stay, stop), from Vulgar Latin *arrestō, from Latin ad- (to) + restō (stop, remain behind, stay back). Compare English arrest.

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arrêter

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to halt; to stop
  2. (somewhat archaic) to settle; to conclude; to agree (upon)
    • 1791, National Constituent Assembly, Constitution française, présentée au roi par l'Assemblée nationale, le 3 septembre 1791 [French constitution, presented to the King by the National Assembly on 3 September 1791], Dijon: Imprimerie de P. Causse, page 79:
      Aujour-d'hui que la Constitution est définitivement arrêtée...
      Now that the Constitution is definitively settled...
  3. (transitive) to arrest (a criminal, etc)
    Synonym: appréhender
  4. (reflexive) to come to a stop
    • 2018, Zaz, J'aime j'aime
      J'aime la solitude parfois, mais j'aime pas les cris quand ils ne s'arrêtent pas
      I sometimes like the loneliness, but I don't love the cries when they won't stop
  5. (Louisiana, Cajun) to wait

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  • German: arretieren

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French arester (to stay, stop), from Vulgar Latin *arrestāre, from Latin ad- (to) + restō, restāre (stop, remain behind, stay back).

VerbEdit

arrêter

  1. (Jersey) to stop
  2. (Jersey) to arrest

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