se contenter

 /kɔ̃tɑ̃te/

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Principal Translations/Principales traductions
contenter vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (faire plaisir)please vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  make [sb] happy vtr + adj
 Cette décision contente tout le monde.
 This decision pleases everybody.
 This decision makes everyone happy.
se contenter de v pronverbe pronominal: verbe qui s'utilise avec le pronom réfléchi "se", qui s'accorde avec le sujet. Ex : se regarder : "Je me regarde dans le miroir. Tu te regardes dans le miroir.". Les verbes pronominaux se conjuguent toujours avec l'auxiliaire "être". Ex : "Elle a lavé la voiture" mais "Elle s'est lavée." (se satisfaire de)be satisfied with, content yourself with v pron
  settle for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  accept vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (informal)make do with v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Si on n'arrive pas à avoir des billets pour les Rolling Stones, on se contentera de U2. Elle se contente de sa situation.
 She is satisfied with her situation.
 If we can't get tickets for the Rolling Stones, we'll make do with U2.
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Compound Forms/Formes composées
se contenter de content yourself with v
  settle for
se contenter de peu expr (se satisfaire du minimum)be content with very little v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  make do with very little v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Elle n'est pas exigeante, elle se contente de peu.
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