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French verbs with the preposition de


The French preposition de is required after certain verbs and phrases when they are followed by an infinitive. Note that the English translation may take an infinitive (to agree to do something) or a gerund (to be afraid of flying).

   accepter de   to accept, agree to

   achever de   to finish ___-ing

   accuser (quelqu'un) de   to accuse (someone) of

   s'agir de   to be a question of ___-ing

   (s')arrêter de   to stop ___-ing

   avertir (qqun) de (ne pas)   to warn (someone) (not) to

   avoir peur de   to be afraid of ___-ing

   blâmer (qqun) de   to blame (someone) for ___-ing

   cesser de   to stop, cease ___-ing

   choisir de   to choose to

   commander (à qqun) de   to order (someone) to

   conseiller de   to advise to

   se contenter de   to be happy ___-ing

   continuer de   to continue ___-ing

   convenir de   to agree to

   craindre de   to fear ___-ing

   décider de   to decide to

   défendre (à quelqu'un) de   to forbid (someone) to do s.t.

   demander (à quelqu'un) de   to ask (someone) to do something

   se dépêcher de   to hurry to

   déranger quelqu'un de   to bother someone to

   dire (à quelqu'un) de   to tell (someone) to do something

   s'efforcer de   to endeavor to

   empêcher de   to prevent, keep from ___-ing

   s'empresser de   to hurry to

   ennuyer quelqu'un de   to bother/upset someone to

   essayer de   to try to

   s'excuser de   to apologize for ___-ing

   féliciter de   to congratulate for ___-ing

   finir de   to finish ___-ing

   gronder de   to scold for ___-ing

   se hâter de   to hurry to

   manquer de   to neglect, fail to

   mériter de   to deserve to

   offrir de   to offer to

   oublier de   to forget to

   (se) permettre de   to allow (oneself) to

   persuader de   to persuade to

   prendre garde de   to be careful not to

   prendre le parti de   to decide to

   se presser de   to hurry to

   prier de   to beg to

   promettre de   to promise to

   proposer de   to suggest ___-ing

   refuser de   to refuse to

   regretter de   to regret ___-ing

   remercier de   to thank for ___-ing

   rêver de   to dream of ___-ing

   risquer de   to risk ___-ing

   se soucier de   to care about ___-ing

   se souvenir de   to remember ___-ing

   supplier de   to be / beseech

   tâcher de   to try to

   venir de (faire quelque chose)   to have just (done something)

Also see verbs with de plus a noun
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