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EtymologyEdit

16th century, from be- +‎ fördern. Compare Dutch bevorderen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈfœrdərn/, [bəˈfœʁdɐn], [-ˈfœɐ̯dɐn]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

befördern (third-person singular simple present befördert, past tense beförderte, past participle befördert, auxiliary haben)

  1. to move; to convey; to transport; to carry
  2. to promote (an employee, soldier, etc.)
  3. (somewhat dated) to promote (a development)

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