Daily Verb Lesson: French for tighten is tendre

The French for tighten is the regular -RE verb tendre.
To remember this, imagine they tighten and stretch TEN fire TENDERS!
tendre can also mean: to stretch, to extend; to reach out, to spread; to put up.
Related words include:
   - se tendre (vr) : to tighten, to become strained.
   - tendre à : to strive fo; to tend to.
   - tendre (adj) : tender, soft, new, gentle, loving, dear.
   - le tendeur (nm) : elastic strap; tightener; slack adjuster (fence).
Most verbs ending in -dre are conjugated in this way such as : confondre, détendre, entendre, étendre, fendre, pendre, prétendre, tendre, tondre, tordre. Exception: prendre (to take) and its compounds.

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           to tighten : tendre
Imagine the PRETENDERS tighten the throne!
Simple Tenses tendre    Present Participle: tendant

tends tends tend tendons tendez tendent
Past Imperfect
tendais tendais tendait tendions tendiez tendaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

tendis tendis tendit tendîmes tendîtes tendirent

will tighten
tendrai tendras tendra tendrons tendrez tendront

would tighten
tendrais tendrais tendrait tendrions tendriez tendraient
Present Subjunctive

may tighten
tende tendes tende tendions tendiez tendent
Compound Tenses tendre     Past Participle: tendu
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have tightened
ai tendu as tendu a tendu avons tendu avez tendu ont tendu
Past Perfect

had tightened
avais tendu avais tendu avait tendu avions tendu aviez tendu avaient tendu
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have tightened
aurai tendu auras tendu aura tendu aurons tendu aurez tendu auront tendu
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have tightened
aurais tendu aurais tendu aurait tendu aurions tendu auriez tendu auraient tendu

tends ! tendons ! tendez !
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