core french verbs

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a list of 681 verbs i found on dudziak.com

abaisser

to lower (e.g. one's judgement or opinion)

abasourdir

to daze, bewilder

abattre

to knock down

abolir

to abolish

absoudre

to absolve

s'abstenir

to abstain

accepter

to accept

acclamer

to cheer, acclaim

accompagner

to accompany

accorder

to admit

accourir

to rush up, run up (against, to) (IF)

accrocher

to hang (up)

accueillir

to welcome

accuser

to accuse, acknowledge

acheter

to buy

achever

to achieve

acquérir

to acquire, gain

adjoindre

to appoint

admettre

to admit

admirer

to admire

adorer

to adore

adresser

to address

advenir

to happen

affaiblir

to weaken

agacer

to annoy

agir

to act, take action; to behave; to have an effect (as in medicine)

aider

to help

aimer

to like, to love

ajouter

to add

aller

to go

aménager

to arrange for an intended use (to fit)

amener

to bring; to take, transport (s.o. or s.t. somewhere); to lead (an animal or a life)

amuser

to amuse

animer

to bring to life (a party)

annoncer

to announce

apercevoir

to notice, perceive, detect, see

apprendre par coeur (mémoriser)

to memorize

apparaître

to appear

appartenir

to belong

appeler

to call

apporter

to bring

apprendre

to learn

approcher

to approach

approuver

to approve (of)

armer

to arm

arracher

to pull up/out

arraisonner

to hail

arranger

to arrange

arrêter

to stop, arrest

arriver

to arrive

assaillir

to assail

asseoir

to sit down

assister

to attend

assurer

to assure

astreindre (forcer, obliger)

to compel sombody (IF)

attaquer

to attack

atteindre

to attain

attendre

to wait for

attirer

to attract

attraper

to catch

augmenter

to increase

avancer

to advance

aventurer

to venture

avoir

to have

avoir besoin

to need

avoir raison

to be right

baisser

to lower

balancer

to balancer; to swing (rock back and forth)

balayer

to sweep

bâtir

to build, construct, erect

battre

to beat

bavarder

to chat

bêler

to bleat (like a sheep)

bénir

to bless

blaguer

to joke

blâmer

to blame

blanchir

to bleach

blesser

to hurt, offend

boire

to drink

bouger

to move

bouillir

to boil

briser

tr: to shatter, smash, break to pieces, crush; intr. to break, shatter

brosser

to brush

broyer

to crush, grind

brûler

to burn

cacher

to hide

casser

to break

causer

to chat, cause

céder

to give up

ceindre

to put on (clothes, etc.), don (formal or literary, rare, IF), gird

célébrer

to celebrate

cesser

to cease

changer

to change

chanter

to sing

charger

to load, burden, pack, entrust, assign, appoint

chasser

to hunt, chase

cheminer

to walk on

chercher

to look for

chérir

to cherish

choisir

to choose

chuchoter

to whisper

circoncire

to circumcise

circonscrire

to define, delimit; to outline (a subject, problem); to contain (a fire); to mark out (a property)

circonvenir

to circumvent

clore

to close

coller

to stick

combattre

to combat

commander

to order

commencer

to begin, to start

commettre

to commit, perpetrate

comparaître

to appear (before a judge)

comparer

to compare

compléter

to complete

comprendre

to understand

compter

to count, intend

concevoir

to conceive

conclure

to conclude

concourir

to compete

conduire

to drive

confire

to preserve (think fruit, preserves)

confondre

to confuse

conjoindre

to join together, unite

connaître

to know (someone, some place, etc.)

conquérir

to conquer

conseiller

to advise, recommend, counsel, urge

consentir

to consent

considérer

to consider

consommer

to consume

construire

to construct

contenir

to contain, to fit

conter (raconter)

to recount, to tell

continuer

to continue

contraindre

to compel

contredire

to contradict

contrevenir

to contravene

contrôler

to control

convaincre

to convince

convenir

to convene

correspondre

to correspond

corriger

to correct

corrompre

to corrupt

coucher

to put to bed

coudre

to sew

couper

to cut

courir

to run

coûter

to cost

couvrir

to cover

craindre

to fear (perceive as dangerous, or respect, revere)

créer

to create

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