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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Latin imprimere, present active infinitive of imprimō, possibly through a Vulgar Latin intermediate *impremere. Doublet of imprimer, a borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

empreindre

  1. (transitive) to imprint
  2. (transitive) to influence
  3. (transitive) to imbue (with)
  4. (reflexive) to become imbued (with)

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated like peindre. It uses the same endings as rendre or vendre, but its -nd- becomes -gn- before a vowel, and its past participle ends in ‘t’ instead of a vowel.

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