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From re- +‎ vêtir.


  • IPA(key): /ʁə.vɛ.tiʁ/, /ʁə.ve.tiʁ/
  • (Paris)



  1. (transitive) to clothe, dress (those in need or for ceremonial purposes)
  2. (transitive) to invest (formally give authority, titles, responsibilities; install in office)
  3. (transitive) to disguise, hide
  4. (transitive or reflexive, with de) to put on, dress oneself in
  5. (transitive, figuratively) to take on, to assume (aspect, form or appearance)
    On a constaté que les saumons sauvages, les truites et les anguilles sont porteurs du virus qui semble revêtir à présent un caractère endémique, même dans l'environnement marin plus large. [1]
    Wild salmon, trout, and eels have been found to carry the virus, which seems to be endemic, even in the wider marine environment.
  6. (transitive) to coat, treat, cover, overlay, plaster (put a protective cover on (such as wooden support for a trench))
  7. (transitive, by extension) to cover, blanket


This is an irregular verb of the third conjugation. Unlike regular -ir verbs, this conjugation does not include the infix -iss-.

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