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 to (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."
 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 content yourself with very little v
  make do with very little v
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