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EtymologyEdit

From Old French forvoier, from for- +‎ voie (way) +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fourvoyer

  1. (transitive) to mislead
    Synonyms: dévoyer, tromper
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to make a mistake, go astray, err
    Synonym: égarer
  3. to cloak

ConjugationEdit

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

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