Daily Verb Lesson: French for harness is atteler

The French for harness (to) is the regular ER verb atteler (à).
To remember this, imagine harnessing his horse is PM Clement ATTLEE!
atteler can also mean: to hitch up, to tether, to lasso; to couple (e.g. a wagon) .
Related words include:
  - s'atteler (à une tâche) (vr) : to tackle, to buckle down (to a task).
  - l'attelage (nm) : harness, yoke, coupling; the process of harnessing, hitching up the team of animals.

There are about 130 ER verbs ending in ELER or ETER which double the letter l after a mute e. Examples of this family of verb conjugations: atteler, cureter, ensorceler, grommeler, hoqueter, museler, taveler.
Note there are some exceptions: instead of double ll or tt, a grave accent - è - is used on the e before the L or T, e.g. modeler (je modèle) and acheter (j'achète).
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           to harnessed: atteler
Imagine harnessing his horse is PM Clement ATTLEE!
(British Prime Minister after the war 1945-51.)

Simple Tenses atteler    Present Participle: attelant

attelle attelles attelle attelons attelez attellent
Past Imperfect
attelais attelais attelait attelions atteliez attelaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

attelai attelas attela attelâmes attelâtes attelèrent

will harness
attellerai attelleras attellera attellerons attellerez attelleront

would harness
attellerais attellerais attellerait attellerions attelleriez attelleraient
Present Subjunctive

may harness
attelle attelles attelle attelions atteliez attellent
Compound Tenses atteler     Past Participle: attelé
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have harnessed
ai attelé as attelé a attelé avons attelé avez attelé ont attelé
Past Perfect

had harnessed
avais attelé avais attelé avait attelé avions attelé aviez attelé avaient attelé
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have harnessed
aurai attelé auras attelé aura attelé aurons attelé aurez attelé auront attelé
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have harnessed
aurais attelé aurais attelé aurait attelé aurions attelé auriez attelé auraient attelé

attelle ! attelons ! attelez !
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