French Edit

Etymology Edit

From dés- +‎ engager.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /de.zɑ̃.ɡa.ʒe/
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Verb Edit


  1. to disengage, withdraw

Conjugation Edit

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written désengage- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a "soft" /ʒ/ and not a "hard" /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

Further reading Edit