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EtymologyEdit

From Old French voloir, voleir, from Vulgar Latin *volēre, present active infinitive of *voleō, from Classical Latin volō, velle, from Proto-Italic *welō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vu.lwaʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -waʁ

VerbEdit

vouloir

  1. (transitive) to want, wish, desire
  2. (reflexive) to see oneself as; to give the impression of, to seem

Usage notesEdit

  • The second-person singular and plural imperatives have alternate forms: veuille and veuillez, which have slight differences in usage. See individual articles for details.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

vouloir m (plural vouloirs)

  1. will

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