Languages › French Conjugations for the French Verb 'Assister' Share Flipboard Email Print Hoxton/Tom Merton/Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 24, 2020 The French verb assister means "to assist." If you add à after it, it means "to attend." For example: J'assiste ma soeur avec ses devoirs. I assist my sister with her homework. J'assister à la cinéma après le travail.I attend the cinema after work. How to Conjugate the French Verb Assister Assister is a regular -er verb. You determine the stem by removing the -er from the infinitive (assist-) and adding the endings typical of -er verbs and the tense you want to use. This chart tells you how to conjugate assister in the simple tenses. Present Future Imperfect Present participle j' assiste assisterai assistais assistant tu assistes assisteras assistais il assiste assistera assistait nous assistons assisterons assistions vous assistez assisterez assistiez ils assistent assisteront assistaient Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive j' assiste assisterais assistai assistasse tu assistes assisterais assistas assistasses il assiste assisterait assista assistât nous assistions assisterions assistâmes assistassions vous assistiez assisteriez assistâtes assistassiez ils assistent assisteraient assistèrent assistassent Imperative (tu) assiste (nous) assistons (vous) assistez How to Use Assister in the Past Tense To put assister in the passé composé (a compound tense and the typical way of forming the past tense), you use the auxiliary verb avoir and the past participle assisté. For example: J'ai assisté ma soeur avec ses devoirs. I assisted my sister with her homework. J'ai assisté à la cinéma après le travail.I attended the cinema after work. How to Conjugate the Irregular French Verb 'Boire' How to Conjugate the French Verb Étudier ('to Study) How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Participer' ('to Participate') Learn How to Conjugate "to Travel" in French How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Rater' ('to Miss, Fail') Conjugating the French '-er' Verb 'Maquiller' ('to Make up Someone') How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Changer' (to Change) How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Apporter' (to Bring)? How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Apprécier' (to Appreciate)? How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Remarquer' (to Notice; to Remark) How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Coûter' (to Cost) How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Commencer' (to Begin, Commence) How Do You to Conjugate the French Verb "Rentrer" (to Return)? 'Jouer' Is a Playful French Verb You Should Know How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Célébrer' (to Celebrate) Learning to Conjugate the French "Aider" Can Be Very "Helpful"