Conjugations for French Verbs with Model Verbs

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Conjugations for more than 1,200 of French verbs using model verbs

This French verb encyclopedia includes more than 80 verbs conjugated into all of the simple tenses as well as more than a thousand similarly-conjugated verbs. If the verb you need to conjugate is not listed, remember that you can guess the conjugation pattern of many verbs by looking at the root. For example, admettre is conjugated like mettre.

 

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The translations given below are not exhaustive - they are simply to get the main idea of the French verb across. Consult a dictionary for complete definitions.

 

A
abaisser - to lower
abandonner - to abandon
abasourdir - to daze, bewilder
abattre - to knock down
abîmer - to ruin
abolir - to abolish
abonner - to subscribe
aborder - to approach
aboutir - to succeed, end up
aboyer - to bark
abréger - to shorten, abridge
abriter - to shelter
abroger - to repeal
absenter (s') - to leave, be absent
absorber - to absorb
absoudre - to absolve
abstenir (s') - to abstain
abuser - to abuse
accabler - to overwhelm
accéder - to reach, attain
accélérer - to accelerate
accentuer - to accentuate
accepter - to accept
acclamer - to cheer, acclaim
accommoder - to use
accompagner - to accompany
accomplir - to accomplish
accorder - to admit
accoucher - to give birth
accourir - to hurry
accoutumer - to accustom
accrocher - to hang (up)
accroître - to increase
accueillir - to welcome
acculturer - to acculturate
accumuler - to accumulate
accuser - to accuse
acheminer - to forward, transport
acheter - to buy
achever - to achieve
acquérir - to acquire
actualiser - to update, actualize
adapter - to adapt
adhérer - to adhere
adjoindre - to appoint
admettre - to admit
administrer - to adminster
admirer - to admire
adopter - to adopt
adorer - to adore
adoucir - to soften
adresser - to address
advenir - to happen
aérer - to aerate
affaiblir - to weaken
affamer - to starve
affecter - to affect
affermer - to rent, lease
affliger - to afflict
agacer - to annoy
agenouiller (s') - to kneel
aggraver - to aggravate
agir - to act
agiter - to wave, flutter; to trouble
agrandir - to enlarge, make bigger
agréer - to agree
aider - to help
aimer - to like, love
ajouter - to add
alimenter - to feed
allécher - to make one's mouth water
aller - to go
allonger - to lengthen, extend, stretch
allumer - to light
alourdir - to weigh down, make heavy
alphabétiser - to alphabetize
altérer - to alter, distort
alterner - to alternate
améliorer - to improve
aménager - to fit
amener - to take
amplifier - to amplify
amuser - to amuse
analyser - to analyze
anéantir - to annihilate; to wear out
angoisser - to distress
animer - to lead, impel, encourage, liven up
annoncer - to announce
anticiper - to anticipate
apercevoir - to see
apparaître - to appear
appartenir - to belong
appeler - to call
applaudir - to applaud, clap
appliquer - to apply
apporter - to bring
apprécier - to appreciate
apprendre - to learn
apprêter - to prepare, get ready
approcher - to approach
approuver - to approve (of)
appuyer - to support; to lean on
armer - to arm; to equip
arracher - to pull up/out
arranger - to arrange
arrêter - to stop, arrest
arriver - to arrive
arroser - to water
aspirer - to inhale; to suck
assaillir - to assail
assembler - to gather, assemble
asseoir - to sit down
assister - to attend
associer - to associate
assouplir - to soften
assurer - to assure
astreindre - to compel
attacher - to tie up, fasten, attach
attaquer - to attack
attarder - to make late
atteindre - to attain
attendre - to wait for
attester - to testify, vouch, attest
attirer - to attract
attraper - to catch
attribuer - to attribute
attrister - to sadden
augmenter - to increase
autoriser - to authorize
avaler - to swallow
avancer - to advance
avoir - to have
avorter - to abort
avouer - to vow
  
B
bâcler - (inf) to botch; throw together
bagarrer - to fight, argue
baigner - to bathe (s.o.)
baisser - to lower
balancer - to sway
balayer - to sweep
bannir - to bar, block, cross out
baptiser - to baptize
barrer - to bar, block,  cross out
bâtir - to build
battre - to beat
baver - to dribble, leak
bavarder - to chat
bénéficier - to benefit
bénir - to bless
bercer - to cradle, rock
blaguer - to joke
blâmer - to blame
blanchir - to bleach
blaser - to make blasé; to bore
blêmir - to pale
blesser - to hurt, offend
bleuir - to turn blue
bloquer - to jam, block, stop
boire - to drink
boîter - to limp, wobble
bombarder - to bomb
bondir - to jump up, bounce
border - to trim, hem; to border
boucher - to cork, plug, block
boucler - to buckle, fasten; to settle
bouffer - to be full; (fam) to gobble
bouger - to move
bouillir - to boil
bouleverser - to distress; to disrupt
bourrer - to fill, stuff
bousculer - to bump into; to liven up
branler - to shake, be shaky, loose
briller - to shine
briser - to break, smash; to ruin
bronzer - to tan
brosser - to brush
broyer - to grind
bruiner - to drizzle
brûler - to burn
brunir - to darken, tan
  
C
cacher - to hide
calculer - to calculate
captiver - to fascinate, captivate
caractériser - to characterize
caresser - to caress
casser - to break
causer - to chat, cause
céder - to give up
ceindre - to put on
célébrer - to celebrate
celer - (old-fashioned) to conceal
censurer - to censure
centraliser - to centralize
cerner - to encircle, surround
certifier - to certify
cesser - to cease
changer - to change
chanter - to sing
charger - to load
chasser - to hunt, chase
châtier - to refine, perfect; to chasten
chatouiller - to tickle, titillate
chauffer - to heat
chausser - to put shoes on; to fit
chercher - to look for
chérir - to cherish
chiffonner - to crumple; to bother
choisir - to choose
chômer - to be idle, unemployed
choquer - to shock, appall; to shake up
chuchoter - to whisper
chuter - to fall, drop; to fail
circoncire - to circumcise
circonscrire - to contain
circonvenir - to circumvent
circuler - to circulate
ciseler - to chisel, carve
citer - to quote, cite
claquer - to bang, ring out; to snap
clarifier - to clarify
classer - to file, classify; to grade
cligner - to blink
clignoter - to twinkle, flash, flicker
clocher - to be defective
cloîtrer - to shut away, cloister
clore - to close
clouer - to nail, tack; to pin down
cocher - to check off, tick; to notch
coiffer - to do someone's hair
coincer - to wedge; to catch s.o. out
collaborer - to collaborate
coller - to glue, stick, paste
combattre - to combat
combiner - to combine
combler - to fill in; to fulfill, make up
commander - to order
commencer - to begin
commenter - to comment
commettre - to commit
communiquer - to communicate
comparaître - to appear in court
comparer - to compare
compléter - to complete
complimenter - to compliment, congratulate
compliquer - to complicate
comporter - to consist of, comprise, include
composer - to form; to compose; to dial
comprendre - to understand
compromettre - to compromise
compter - to count, intend
concéder - to concede
concentrer - to concentrate
concevoir - to conceive
conclure - to conclude
concourir - to compete
condamner - to condemn
conduire - to drive
confier - to confide
confire - to preserve
confondre - to confuse
congeler - to freeze
conjoindre - to unite
conjuguer - to conjugate
connaître - to know
conquérir - to conquer
consacrer - to devote; to establish
conseiller - to recommend
consentir - to consent
conserver - to conserve
considérer - to consider
consister - to consist
consoler - to console, soothe
constater - to notice, record, certify
construire - to construct
consulter - to consult
contenir - to contain
contenter - to satisfy, please
conter - to recount
continuer - to continue
contraindre - to compel
contredire - to contradict
contrevenir - to contravene
contribuer - to contribute
contrôler - to control
convaincre - to convince
convenir - to convene
convertir - to convert
coopérer - to cooperate
coordonner - to coordinate
copier - to copy
correspondre - to correspond
corriger - to correct
corrompre - to corrupt
corseter - corset; to constrain, constrict
coucher - to put to bed
coudre - to sew
couler - to flow, run
couper - to cut
courber - to bend, bow
courir - to run
couronner - to crown, award
coûter - to cost
couvrir - to cover
cracher - to spit
craindre - to fear
craquer - to creak, crack
créditer - to credit
créer - to create
creuser - to hollow, dig
crever - to burst; to wear out
crier - to shout
crisper - to tense; to get on s.o.'s nerves
critiquer - to criticize
crocheter - to crochet
croire - to believe
croiser - to fold; to cross, pass
croître - to grow
croquer - to bite into, crunch; to squander
cueillir - to gather
cuire - to cook
cuisiner - to cook
cultiver - to cultivate
cumuler - to do two things at once
  
D
daigner - to deign, condescend
danser - to dance
dater - to date (from), be outdated
déballer - to unpack; to let out
débarquer - to unload; to land; to fire
débarrasser - to clear, rid (s.o.) of
débattre - to debate
déborder - to overflow, stick out
débrouiller - to untangle, sort out
décerner - to give, award
décevoir - to disappoint
décharger - to unload, unburden
déchirer - to rip
décider - to decide
déclarer - to declare, announce
déclore - to reopen
décoiffer - to muss, to take one's hat off
déconfire - to be beaten
décorer - to decorate
découdre - to unpick
découper - to cut, carve 
décourager - to discourage
découvrir - to discover
décrire - to describe
décrocher - to pick up (phone)
décroître - to decrease
dédier - to dedicate
dédire (se) - to retract
déduire - to deduce
défaillir - to faint
défaire - to undo
défendre - to defend
défier - to challenge
défiler - to parade; to unwind
définir - to define
dégager - to free
dégoûter - to disgust
déguiser - to disguise
déguster - to taste, sample, savor
déjeuner - to have lunch
délibérer - to deliberate
délivrer - to set free; to rid; to deliver
demander - to ask for
démanteler - to demolish, dismantle
déménager - to move
demeurer - to live, stay
démolir - to demolish
démontrer - to demonstrate, prove
dénoncer - to denounce
dénoter - to indicate, denote
départir - to accord
dépasser - to pass, exceed, surpass
dépêcher - to hurry
dépeindre - to depict
dépendre - to depend
dépenser - to spend
déplacer - to move, displace
déplaire - to displease
déposer - to put down; to deposit
dépouiller - to peruse; to skin, strip
déprécier - to depreciate; to belittle
déprimer - to depress
déranger - to disturb
déraper - to skid, slip, soar
dérober - to steal; to hide, conceal
dérouler - to unwind, unroll
descendre - to descend
désespérer - to drive to despair
déshabiller - to undress (s.o.)
désigner - to point out; to designate
désirer - to desire
désobéir - to disobey
désoler - to distress, sadden
dessiner - to draw
détacher - to untie, undo; to detach
déteindre - to bleach
détendre - to release, loosen
détenir - to hold
déterminer - to determine
détester - to hate
détourner - to divert
détruire - to destroy
dévaloriser - to reduce the value of
devancer - to do s.t. ahead of s.o.
développer - to develop
devenir - to become
dévêtir - to undress
deviner - to guess
devoir - to have to
dévorer - to devour
dicter - to dictate
différer - to differ
digérer - to digest
diminuer - to diminish
dîner - to have dinner
dire - to say
diriger - to direct
discourir - to discourse
discuter - to discuss
disjoindre - to disconnect
disparaître - to disappear
disperser - to scatter, disperse
disposer - to arrange; to dispose
disputer - to fight, dispute
disséminer - to disseminate
dissiper - to dissipate
dissoudre - to dissolve
dissuader - to dissuade
distinguer - to distinguish
distraire - to distract; to entertain
distribuer - to distribute
diviser - to divide
divorcer - to divorce
dominer - to dominate
dompter - to tame, subdue
donner - to give
dorer - to gild; to sweeten (fig)
dormir - to sleep
doubler - to pass
doucher - to shower s.o.
douer - to endow s.o. with
douter - to doubt
dresser - to stand up, raise; to write (a list)
durer - to last
  
E
ébranler - to shake; to weaken, compromise
écarteler - to tear apart, quarter
écarter - to move apart, spread open
échanger - to exchange
échapper - to escape
échouer - to fail
éclaircir - to lighten, brighten; to thin
éclairer - to light, shine; to clarify
éclater - to explode; to break out
éclore - to hatch
éconduire - to dismiss
écouler - to sell
écouter - to listen
écrire - to write
effacer - to erase
effectuer - to carry out, make happen
effrayer - to frighten
égarer - to mislead, mislay
égayer - to entertain
élargir - to widen, stretch
électrifier - to electrify
élever - to raise
élider - to elide
élire - to elect
éloigner - to move away
embarquer - to embark, load; (fam) to steal
embarrasser - to embarrass
embrasser - to kiss, embrace
émigrer - to emigrate
emménager - to move (to)
emmener - to take
émoudre - to sharpen
emparer (s') - to seize, grab
empêcher - to prevent
employer - to employ, use
empreindre - to imprint
empresser (s') - to bustle around
emprunter - to borrow
encadrer - to frame; to train
enclore - to enclose
encourager - to encourage
encourir - to incur
endommager - to damage
endormir - to fall asleep
enduire - to coat
énerver - to irritate, annoy; to overexcite
enfermer - to shut/lock in, imprison
enfoncer - to thrust/stick/drive in
enfreindre - to infringe
enfuir (s') - to run away
engager - to bind
engloutir - to gobble, wolf down; to engulf
enjoindre - to enjoin
enlever - to remove
ennuyer - to bore
énoncer - to express, state
enquérir (s') - to inquire
enregistrer - to register
enrichir - to enrich
enseigner - to teach
ensuivre (s') - to ensue
entendre - to hear
enterrer - to bury
entourer - to surround; to rally around
entraîner - to drag; to lead; to cause
entreprendre - to undertake
entrer - to enter
entretenir - to look after
entrouvrir - to half-open
énumérer - to enumerate
envahir - to invade
envelopper - to envelop
envier - to envy
envoler - to take flight
envoyer - to send
épargner - to spare
épeler - to spell
épicer - to spice
épier - to spy on; to watch closely
épouser - to marry
épreindre - to juice
éprouver - to test; to feel
épuiser - to exhaust, tire out
équivaloir - to equal
errer - to wander, roam
espérer - to hope
espionner - to spy on
esquisser - to sketch, outline
essayer - to try
essuyer - to wipe
estimer - to appraise, assess; to esteem
établir - to establish
étaler - to spread, strew
éteindre - to extinguish
étendre - to stretch
éternuer - to sneeze
étonner - to astonish
étouffer - to suffocate, smother, choke
étourdir - to stun, daze
être - to be
étreindre - to embrace
étudier - to study
évaluer - to evaluate
évanouir (s') - to faint
éveiller - to arouse, awaken, kindle
éviter - to avoid
exagérer - to exaggerate
examiner - to examine
exciter - to arouse, excite; to intensify
exclure - to exclude
excuser - to excuse
exécuter - to carry out, execute
exercer - to exercise (control), exert
exiger - to demand
exister - to exist
expliquer - to explain
exploiter - to exploit; to farm; to run
exposer - to display, exhibit, show; to state
exprimer - to express 
  
F
fabriquer - to manufacture, fabricate
fabuler - to make up stories
fâcher - to get angry
faciliter - to facilitate
façonner - to fashion, shape
faillir - to lack
faire - to make, do
falloir - to be necessary
falsifier - to falsify
farder - to put on make up; to dress up
fatiguer - to fatigue, tire
faucher - to reap, mow; to flatten
favoriser - to favor
feindre - to feign
féliciter - to congratulate
fendre - to split, crack
fermer - to close
fesser - to spank
feuilleter - to leaf through
fier - to depend on
figurer - to represent, appear
filer - to spin (out), extend; to shadow
fileter - to thread (metal), to fillet (fish)
filtrer - to filter, screen
finir - to finish
fixer - to fix, fasten; to set (a date)
flamber - to burn, blaze
flâner - to stroll; to lounge around
flatter - to flatter
flirter - to flirt; to date
flotter - to float, flutter
fonder - to found
fondre - to melt
forcer - to force
forger - to forge, form
former - to train; to develop; to form
fortifier - to fortify, strengthen
fouetter - to whip, lash
fouiller - to dig deeply
fouiner - to snoop
fournir - to furnish, provide
fourrer - to stuff, fill
foutre (slang) - to do, give, put
franchir - to cross, get over, overcome
frapper - to knock
frémir - to shudder
fréquenter - to go to, frequent
frire - to fry
friser - to curl
frissonner - to quake, tremble, shudder
frotter - to rub, scrape
fructifier - to bear fruit, be productive
fuir - to flee
fumer - to smoke
fureter - to rummage, nose around
fuser - to gush, burst forth
  
G
gâcher - to waste, spoil; to temper, mix
gagner - to win, earn
garantir - to guarantee
garder - to keep
garer - to park
garnir - to equip; to fill, stock; to garnish
gaspiller - to waste
gâter - to spoil
geindre - to groan
geler - to freeze
gémir - to moan, groan, creak
gêner - to bother
gérer - to manage
gésir - to lie down
glacer - to chill, freeze
glisser - to slide, slip
gonfler - to inflate, swell
goûter - to taste
gouverner - to govern
grandir - to grow
gratter - to scratch, grate
grêler - to hail
grelotter - to shiver
grimper - to climb
grincer - to grate, creak
grogner - to grumble, moan
gronder - to scold
grouper - to group, pool
guérir - to cure
guetter - to watch; to threaten

guider - to guide

H
habiller - to dress
habiter - to live
habituer - to accustom s.o.
haïr - to hate
haleter - to pant
hanter - to haunt
harceler - to harass
hasarder - to risk, hazard; to gamble
hâter - to hasten
hausser - to raise
hériter - to inherit, get
hésiter - to hesitate
heurter - to hit, strike; to offend
honorer - to honor; to be a credit to
hoqueter - to hiccup
humilier - to humiliate
hurler - to scream, shriek
  
I
identifier - to identify
ignorer - to be unaware of
illuminer - to light up, illuminate
illustrer - to illustrate
imaginer - to imagine
imiter - to imitate
immigrer - to immigrate
impliquer - to imply; to implicate
implorer - to implore
importer - to matter
imposer - to impose
impressionner - to impress
imprimer - to print
inciter - to encourage, prompt, incite
incliner - to tilt; to be inclined to
inclure - to include
incorporer - to incorporate
indiquer - to indicate
induire - to mislead
infecter - to infect
inférer - to infer
infliger - to inflict
influencer - to influence
informer - to inform
initier - to initiate
inonder - to flood
inquiéter - to worry
inscrire - to write down
insinuer - to insinuate
insister - to insist
inspecter - to inspect
inspirer - to inspire
installer - to set up, get settled
instruire - to instruct
insulter - to insult
interdire - to forbid
intéresser - to interest
interpréter - to interpret
interroger - to interrogate
interrompre - to interrupt
intervenir - to intervene
intimider - to intimidate
introduire - to introduce
invalider - to invalidate
inventer - to invent
inviter - to invite
invoquer - to invoke
irriter - to irritate
isoler - to isolate; to insulate
  
J
jaillir - to spurt out
jalonner - to line, stretch along
jardiner - to garden
jaser - to chatter
jaunir - to turn yellow
jeter - to throw
jeûner - to fast
joindre - to join
jouer - to play
jouir - to enjoy
juger - to judge
jurer - to swear, vow
justifier - to justify
 
K
kidnapper - to kidnap
kifer - (familiar) to enjoy, get a kick out of
kiffer - alternate spelling of kifer
klaxonner - to honk
  
L
labourer - to plow, dig
lâcher - to loosen
laisser - to leave
lamenter (se) - to lament
lancer - to throw
laver - to wash
lécher - to lick
lever - to lift
libérer - to liberate, free
lier - to bind, link
limer - to file (nails)
limiter - to limit
lire - to read
livrer - to deliver
loger - to lodge
longer - to border; to go along
louer - to rent
luire - to shine
lutter - to struggle, wrestle
 
M
mâcher - to chew
maigrir - to lose weight
maintenir - to maintain
malmener - to manhandle, be rough
maltraiter - to mistreat
mandater - to appoint, commission
manger - to eat
manier - to handle; to use
manifester - to show, indicate
manipuler - to manipulate
manquer - to miss
maquiller - to put make-up on s.o.
marchander - to bargain, haggle
marcher - to walk, to function
marier - to marry
marquer - to mark, indicate
marteler - to hammer, pound
mastiquer - to chew; to putty
méconnaître - to be unaware of
médire - to malign
méditer - to meditate
méfier (se) - to mistrust
mélanger - to mix
mêler - to mix, mingle, muddle
menacer - to threaten
ménager - to handle carefully
mendier - to beg for
mener - to lead
mentionner - to mention
mentir - to lie
méprendre - to mistake
mépriser - to scorn
mériter - to merit
mesurer - to measure
mettre - to put
meubler - to furnish
mirer (se) - to look at oneself
modeler - to model, shape, mold
modérer - to moderate
moderniser - to modernize
modifier - to modify
moduler - to modulate, inflect, adjust
moissonner - to harvest, reap
monter - to climb
montrer - to show
moquer (se) - to mock
mordre - to bite
moucher - to blow s.o.'s nose
moudre - to mill, grind
mouiller - to wet
mourir - to die
multiplier - to multiply
munir - to provide, fit, equip
murmurer - to murmur
mystifier - to mystify
  
N
nager - to swim
naître - to be born
narrer - to narrate
naviguer - to navigate
négliger - to neglect
négocier - to negotiate
neiger - to snow
nettoyer - to clean
neutraliser - to neutralize
nier - to deny
noircir - to blacken
noliser - to charter
nommer - to name
noter - to write down
notifier - to notify
nouer - to tie, knot
nourrir - to feed
noyer - to drown
nuire - to harm
  
O
obéir - to obey
obliger - to oblige
obscurcir - to darken, obscure
observer - to observe
obstiner (s') - to insist, be obstinate
obtenir - to obtain
obvier - to take precautions
occlure - to occlude
occuper - to occupy
octroyer - to grant, bestow
offenser - to offend
officier - to officiate
offrir - to offer
oindre - to anoint
omettre - to omit
opérer - to operate
opposer - to oppose
opprimer - to oppress
opter - to opt, choose
ordonner - to arrange, organize
organiser - to organize
orienter - to orient; to position
orner - to decorate, adorn
oser - to dare
ôter - to remove, take away
oublier - to forget
outrepasser - to exceed, surpass
ouvrir - to open
  
P
pacifier - to pacify
pâlir - to become pale, fade
paraître - to seem
parcourir - to cover, travel
pardonner - to forgive
parer - to prepare for; to fend off
parfumer - to perfume, scent
parier - to bet, wager
parler - to talk
partager - to share
participer - to participate
partir - to leave
parvenir - to reach
passer - to pass
patiner - to skate
payer - to pay
pécher - to sin
pêcher - to fish
pédaler - to pedal; (inf) to hurry
peigner - to comb
peindre - to paint
peler - to peel
pendre - to hang
pénétrer - to enter
penser - to think
percer - to pierce
percevoir - to perceive
percher - to perch; (fam) to hang out
perdre - to lose
perfectionner - to perfect
perforer - to perforate
périr - to perish
permettre - to permit
perpétrer - to perpetrate
persister - to persist
personnifier - to personify
persuader - to persuade
peser - to weigh
peupler - to populate
photocopier - to photocopy
photographier - to photograph
piéger - to trap
piger - (fam) to get it, understand
piloter - to pilot, fly; to run, manage
pincer - to pinch; to grip
piquer - to sting, bite; to give a shot
placer - to put
plaindre - to pity
plaire - to please
plaisanter - to joke
planter - to plant
pleurer - to cry
pleuvoir - to rain
plier - to fold, bend
plonger - to dive
polir - to polish
pondre - to lay (an egg)
porter - to wear
poser - to put
posséder - to possess
pourrir - to rot, spoil
poursuivre - to pursue
pousser - to push
pouvoir - to be able
pratiquer - to practice
précéder - to precede
prêcher - to preach
précipiter - to precipitate
préciser - to specify, clarify
prédire - to predict
préférer - to prefer
prendre - to take
préoccuper - to preoccupy
préparer - to prepare
prescrire - to prescribe
présenter - to introduce
préserver - to preserve
présider - to preside over, chair
pressentir - to have a premonition
presser - to squeeze
prétendre - to claim
prêter - to loan
prévaloir - to prevail, overcome (literary)
prévenir - to prevent
prévoir - to foresee
prier - to pray
priver - to deprive
procéder - to proceed; to behave
procurer - to procure
produire - to produce
profiter - to make the most of
progresser - to progress; to increase
projeter - to project
prolonger - to prolong, extend
promener - to walk
promettre - to promise
prononcer - to pronounce
proposer - to suggest, propose
proscrire - to prohibit
prospérer - to prosper
protéger - to protect
protester - to protest
prouver - to prove
provenir - to come from, be due to
provoquer - to provoke
publier - to publish
puer - to stink
punir - to punish
  
Q
qualifier - to qualify
quérir - to summon
quitter - to leave
  
R
raccommoder - to mend, repair
raccourcir - to shorten
raccrocher - to hang up; to solicit; to waylay
raconter - to tell, recount
rafraîchir - to cool, chill, freshen, refresh
raisonner - to reason, argue
rager - to fume
ralentir - to slow down, slacken
ramasser - to pick up, gather
ramener - to take back
ramer - to row (boat)
ranger - to arrange
rappeler - to recall
rapporter - to bring again/back
rapprocher - to bring together
raser - to shave (s.o.)
rassembler - to gather, assemble
rassurer - to reassure
rater - to miss
rationner - to ration
rattraper - to recapture; to recover
ravager - to ravage, devastate
ravir - to delight
rayer - to line, rule; to scratch out/off
réaliser - to achieve, fulfill; to realize
recevoir - to receive
réchauffer - to reheat; to warm up
rechercher - to look for, seek
réciter - to recite
réclamer - to ask for; to complain
récolter - to harvest; to collect, gather
recommander - to recommend
récompenser - to reward
réconcilier - to reconcile
reconduire - to renew
reconnaître - to recognize
reconstruire - to rebuild
recoudre - to sew back on
recourir - to run again
recouvrir - to recover
récrire - to rewrite
rectifier - to rectify
recueillir - to collect, gather
reculer - to move back/away
rédiger - to write
redire - to repeat
redoubler - to increase, intensify
redouter - to dread, fear
redresser - to straighten; to set right
réduire - to reduce
réélire - to re-elect
refaire - to redo
référer - to refer
refermer - to close (again)
réfléchir - to think
refléter - to reflect
refroidir - to cool
réfugier - to take refuge
refuser - to refuse
regarder - to look at
régler - to settle, sort out; to regulate
régner - to reign
regretter - to regret
rejeter - to reject
rejoindre - to meet, rejoin
réjouir - to delight, gladden, thrill
relever - to stand up (again); to raise
relier - to join, link, bind
relire - to reread
remarquer - to notice
remercier - to thank
remettre - to put back (on)
remmener - to take back/again
remonter - to go back up, rise again
remoudre - to regrind
remplacer - to replace
remplir - to fill
remporter - to take again/back
remuer - to move, twitch
rencontrer - to meet
rendre - to give back
renfermer - to hold, contain
renoncer - to renounce
renouveler - to renew
renseigner - to inform
rentrer - to return home
renverser - to knock over, overcome
renvoyer - to dismiss
répandre - to spread, spill
reparaître - to reappear
réparer - to repair
repartir - to restart, set off again
repasser - to iron; to pass again
repeindre - to repaint
repentir (se) - to repent
répéter - to repeat
répliquer - to reply
répondre - to answer
reposer - to rest
repousser - to reject, push away
reprendre - to take again, to recover
représenter - to represent
réprimander - to reprimand
reprocher - to criticize
reproduire - to reproduce
répudier - to repudiate
réserver - to reserve
résigner (se) - to resign o.s.
résister - to resist
résonner - to resonate, reverberate
résoudre - to resolve
respecter - to respect
respirer - to breathe; to exude
ressembler - to resemble
ressentir - to feel
rester - to remain
restreindre - to restrict
résulter - to result
résumer - to summarize
rétablir - to re-establish
rétamer - (fam) to wear out
retarder - to delay; to set back
reteindre - to dye again
retenir - to retain
retirer - to remove, take off/out
retomber - to fall again
retourner - to return
retrouver - to find (again)
réunir - to reunite
réussir - to succeed
réveiller - to wake up
révéler - to reveal
revenir - to come back
rêver - to dream
reverser - to pour more; to pay back
revêtir - to put on
revivre - to relive
revoir - to see again
rire - to laugh
risquer - to risk
rompre - to break
ronfler - to snore, hum, roar
ronger - to gnaw at, eat into; to sap
rougir - to redden, blush
rouler - to roll, to drive (a car)
rouvrir - to reopen
ruiner - to ruin
  
S
sacrifier - to sacrifice
saigner - to bleed
saillir - to protrude
saisir - to seize
salir - to soil
saluer - to greet, salute
sangler - to strap, girth
sangloter - to sob
satisfaire - to satisfy
sauter - to jump
sauver - to save, rescue
savoir - to know
sécher - to dry
secouer - to shake
secourir - to help
séduire - to seduce
séjourner - to sojourn
sélectionner - to select
sembler - to seem
semer - to sow, spread
sentir - to feel, smell
séparer - to separate
serrer - to grasp, squeeze
servir - to serve
siffler - to whistle
signaler - to signal
signer - to sign
signifier - to signify, mean
simplifier - to simplify
simuler - to simulate, feign
siroter - to sip
skier - to ski
soigner - to take care of, treat
songer - to dream
sonner - to ring
sortir - to go out
souffler - to blow, pant
souffrir - to suffer
souhaiter - to wish
souiller - to soil
soulager - relieve, soothe
soûler (inf) - to make drunk; to tire
soulever - to lift, raise
souligner - to underline, stress
soumettre - to submit
soupçonner - to suspect
souper - to have dinner
soupirer - to sigh
sourire - to smile
souscrire - to subscribe
soutenir - to support
souvenir (se) - to remember
spécifier - to specify
stationner - to park
stimuler - to stimulate
subir - to undergo
substituer - to substitute
subvenir - to provide for
succéder - to succeed
sucer - to suck
suffire - to suffice
suggérer - to suggest
suivre - to follow
supplier - to beg
supporter - to support, endure
supposer - to suppose, assume
surprendre - to surprise
supprimer - to delete; to suppress
surgir - to appear suddenly; to arise
surveiller - to watch, supervise
survenir - to occur
survivre - to survive
survoler - to fly over
suspendre - to hang, suspend
  
T
tacher - to stain, spot
tâcher - to try, endeavor
taire (se) - to be quiet
taper - to type; to knock; to beat
taquiner - to tease
tarder - to delay, take a long time
teindre - to dye
téléphoner - to call
témoigner - to testify; to show
tendre - to strain, strive
tenir - to hold
tenter - to try
terminer - to end
tester - to test
tirer - to pull
tisser - to weave
tolérer - to - tolerate, put up with
tomber - to fall
tondre - to shear, mow
tonner - to thunder
toquer - to knock
tordre - to twist
toucher - to affect
tourner - to turn
tousser - to cough
tracasser - to worry, bother
tracer - to draw
traduire - to translate
trahir - to betray
traîner - to pull, drag
traiter - to treat, to negotiate
transcrire - to transcribe
transférer - to transfer
transformer - to transform
transmettre - to transmit
transparaître - to show through
travailler - to work
traverser - to cross
tressaillir - to shudder
tresser - to braid, plait; to twist
tricher - to trick, cheat
tromper - to deceive, mislead
trouver - to find
tuer - to kill
tutoyer - to use "tu"
  
U
ululer - to hoot, screach
unifier - to unify
unir - to unite
urger (inf) - to be urgent
user - to wear out
utiliser - to use
  
V
vaciller - to sway, wobble, waver
vaincre - to defeat
valider - to validate, authenticate
valoir - to be worth
valoriser - to develop; to value
vanter - to praise
varier - to vary
veiller - to stay up
vendre - to sell
venger - to avenge
venir - to come
verdir - to turn green
vérifier - to verify
verser - to pour
vêtir - to clothe
vexer - to upset, anger, offend
vider - to empty, drain
vieillir - to age
viser - to aim
visiter - to visit
vivre - to live
voiler - to veil
voir - to see
voler - to steal, fly
vomir - to vomit
voter - to vote
vouloir - to want
vouvoyer - to use "vous"
voyager - to travel
  
W
warranter - to guarantee with a warrant
  
X
  
Y
  
Z
zébrer - to stripe
zézayer - to lisp
zoner - to zone
 
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