empfehlen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German enpfelhen, enphelhen, entfelhen, intfelhen, from Old High German intfelhan, intfelahan, from int- +‎ felhan (to preserve; entrust; confide in; surrender).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔɛmˈpfeːlən/
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VerbEdit

empfehlen (class 4 strong, third-person singular present empfiehlt, past tense empfahl, past participle empfohlen, past subjunctive empfähle, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to recommend; to advocate
  2. (transitive) to commend
    Lügner empfehlen keine Prüfung.
    Liars invite no scrutiny.
  3. (reflexive) to offer one's services

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