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EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.bʁɛ.je/, /ɑ̃.bʁe.je/

VerbEdit

embrayer

  1. to engage (to mesh or interlock)
  2. to engage, set in motion

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb as far as pronunciation is concerned, but as with other verbs in -ayer (such as payer and essayer, the <y> of its stem may optionally be written as <i> when it precedes a silent <e> (compare verbs in -eyer, which never have this spelling change, and verbs in -oyer and -uyer, which always have it; verbs in -ayer belong to both groups, according to the writer's preference).

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