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EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal, from Latin reprendere, variant of reprehendere, present active infinitive of reprehendō.

VerbEdit

reprendre (first-person singular present reprenc, past participle repres)

  1. to retake
  2. to take back
  3. to tell off

ConjugationEdit

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French reprendre, from Latin reprendere, contracted variant of reprehendere, present active infinitive of reprehendō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

reprendre

  1. (transitive) to take back, recover, regain
  2. (transitive) to take again, take more of, have another helping
  3. (transitive) to resume (work), get back to, carry on with
    Après la pause, on va reprendre le travail. — After the break, we're going to get back to work.
  4. (transitive) to retake, recapture
  5. (intransitive) to start again
    reprendre à zéroto start from scratch
  6. (intransitive, of business) to pick up, to show new sign of life
  7. (transitive) to criticize, correct, rebuke, reprimand
  8. (reflexive) to correct oneself
  9. (reflexive) to pull oneself together

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated on the model of prendre. That means it is quite irregular, with the following patterns:

  • In the infinitive, in the singular forms of the present indicative, and in the future and the conditional, it is conjugated like rendre, perdre, etc. (sometimes called the regular -re verbs).
  • In the plural forms of the present indicative and imperative, in the imperfect indicative, in the present subjunctive, and in the present participle, it is conjugated like appeler or jeter, using the stem reprenn- before mute ‘e’ and the stem repren- elsewhere.
  • In the past participle, and in the past historic and the imperfect subjunctive, its conjugation resembles that of mettre.

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin reprendere, contracted variant of reprehendere, present active infinitive of reprehendō.

VerbEdit

reprendre

  1. to retake (to take back; to take again)

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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