Languages › French How to Conjugate 'Prévoir' (to Foresee; to Plan) Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Prévoir' Share Flipboard Email Print French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 24, 2020 The French verb prévoir has a few definitions, including "to foresee," "to provide" and "to plan." It is an irregular - ir verb, so you will need to memorize its atypical conjugation pattern in order to use it properly in conversation. How to Conjugate the French Verb Prévoir With regular -ir French verbs, you remove the infinitive ending to determine the stem, to which you'd add the ending associated with the subject pronoun and the tense you're using. However, that doesn't work with all verbs, hence the irregular verb. Pay close attention to the tables below, which show the simple conjugations for prévoir—the stem and endings can be quite different from those of regular -ir verbs. Other verbs that follow a similar conjugation pattern include entrevoir, revoir, and voir. Present Future Imperfect Present participle je prévois prévoirai prévoyais prévoyant tu prévois prévoiras prévoyais il prévoit prévoira prévoyait nous prévoyons prévoirons prévoyions vous prévoyez prévoirez prévoyiez ils prévoient prévoiront prévoyaient Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive je prévoie prévoirais prévis prévisse tu prévoies prévoirais prévis prévisses il prévoie prévoirait prévit prévît nous prévoyions prévoirions prévîmes prévissions vous prévoyiez prévoiriez prévîtes prévissiez ils prévoient prévoiraient prévirent prévissent Imperative (tu) prévois (nous) prévoyons (vous) prévoyez How to Form the Past Tense of Prévoir The passé simple is almost exclusively used as a literary tense. Therefore, to render verbs in the past tense, you use the passé composé, a compound tense. Prévoir requires the auxiliary verb avoir and the past participle prévu. For example: Elle a prévu les jeux pour la fête.She planned the games for the party. Nous avons prévu le divorce de nos amis.We foresaw our friends' divorce. Learn How to Conjugate "Revoir" (to See Again) in French How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Apporter' (to Bring)? How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Chercher' (to Look For) How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Commander' (to Order) How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Coûter' (to Cost) How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Bâtir' (to Build)? How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Couper' (to Cut)? How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Apprécier' (to Appreciate)? Learn How to Conjugation "Plaire" (to Please) in French How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Rejoindre' How to Conjugate the Irregular French Verb Dormir ('to Sleep') How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Commencer' (to Begin, Commence) How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Changer' (to Change) How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Chanter' (to Sing)? Here's How to Say "Shared" and "Sharing" in French How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Arriver' (to Arrive)?