combler

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin cumulāre, present active infinitive of cumulō. Doublet of the borrowing cumuler.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.ble/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

combler

  1. to fulfil, satisfy
    • 2016, Gaël Faye, Petit Pays:
      Un rêve, ils en avaient eu un chacun, égoïste, et ils n'étaient pas prêts à combler les attentes de l'autre.
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  2. (literally and figuratively) to fill (add contents to, so it is full)
    • 1640, Pierre Corneille, “Act 2, Scene 1”, in Horace:
      Ce choix pouvait combler trois familles de gloire / Consacrer hautement leurs noms à la mémoire
      This choice could fill three families with glory / Consecrate in high memory their names
  3. to fill (to install someone)
  4. to counter

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