French

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Inherited from Middle French asseoir, from Old French asseoir, from Vulgar Latin *assedēre, reformed from Latin assidēre, on the basis of sedeō.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /a.swaʁ/
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  • Rhymes: -waʁ

Verb

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asseoir

  1. (transitive) to sit (someone) down, to seat, make sit
    Assieds les enfants sur des chaises !
    Sit the children down on chairs!
  2. (reflexive) to sit down, sit up, take a seat
    Asseyez-vous !Sit down!
  3. (transitive) to assert
    asseoir sa dominationto assert one's dominance

Conjugation

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The verb asseoir (and its derivative rasseoir) has 2 distinct conjugations.

The verb asseoir (and its derivative rasseoir) has 2 distinct conjugations.

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Descendants

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  • Saint Dominican Creole French: sitta
    • Haitian Creole: chita
  • Louisiana Creole: assite

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Middle French

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Etymology

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From Old French asseoir.

Verb

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asseoir

  1. (sometimes reflexive, s'asseoir/se asseoir) to sit down (take a seat)
  2. (transitive) to sit (make someone sit down)
  3. (transitive) to place (an object)

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Old French

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Etymology

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From Vulgar Latin *assedēre, reformed from Latin assidēre, present active infinitive of assideō, on the basis of sedeō.

Pronunciation

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Verb

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asseoir

  1. (sometimes reflexive, s'asseoir) to sit down (take a seat)
  2. to sit (make someone sit down)

Conjugation

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This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem assie distinct from the unstressed stem asse, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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