L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser

Introduction to the verb défavoriser

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The English translation of the French verb défavoriser is “to disadvantage” or “to discriminate against”. The infinitive form is pronounced as “day-fah-voh-ree-zay”.

The language origin of défavoriser comes from the Latin word “disfavorizare”, meaning to cause someone to lose favor or support. In everyday French, défavoriser is most often used in the L’impératif Présent tense to give a command or make a request.

Here are three simple examples of its usage in the L’impératif Présent tense, with their English translations:

  1. Arrêtez de défavoriser les minorités ! (Stop discriminating against minorities!)
  2. Ne défavorisez pas vos employés en fonction de leur genre. (Don’t disadvantage your employees based on their gender.)
  3. N’imposez pas de taxes qui défavorisent les classes les plus pauvres. (Don’t impose taxes that disadvantage the poorest classes.)

Table of the L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of défavoriser

Pronoun Conjugation Example Usage English Translation
je défavorise Ne me défavorise pas. Don’t disadvantage me.
tu défavorise Ne défavorise pas tes amis. Don’t disadvantage your friends.
il défavorise Il défavorise les plus faibles. He disadvantages the weaker ones.
elle défavorise Elle défavorise les minorités. She disadvantages minorities.
on défavorise On ne défavorise pas les travailleurs. We don’t disadvantage the workers.
nous défavorisons Défavorisons les entreprises polluantes. Let’s disadvantage polluting companies.
vous défavorisez Ne défavorisez pas les personnes âgées. Don’t disadvantage the elderly.
ils défavorisent Ils défavorisent les étudiants pauvres. They disadvantage poor students.
elles défavorisent Elles défavorisent les femmes dans le monde du travail. They disadvantage women in the workplace.

Other Conjugations for Défavoriser.

   
    Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser

    Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser
   

    Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser

    L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser  (this article)

    L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défavoriser

   

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Défavoriser – About the French L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense

L’impératif Présent is a mood in the French language that is used to give commands, make requests, offer advice, or express a desire in the present tense. It’s a relatively simple tense and is used to address someone directly. Let’s dive into its usage, conjugation, and interactions with other tenses:
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Usage

Giving commands

You use l’impératif présent to give direct commands or orders. It is often used in informal and formal situations to tell someone to do or not do something. For example:

   – Mange ta soupe. (Eat your soup.)
   – Ferme la porte. (Close the door.)

Making requests

You can also use the imperative to make polite requests. In this case, it is a gentler way to ask someone to do something. For example:
  
   – Parle plus lentement, s’il te plaît. (Speak more slowly, please.)

Offering advice

It’s common to use l’impératif to give advice or suggestions:
   – Étudie bien pour ton examen. (Study well for your exam.)

Expressing desires

You can express your desires or wishes using the imperative:
   – Amuse-toi bien à la fête. (Have a good time at the party.)

Conjugation Formation

To form l’impératif présent, you need to use the base form of the verb without the subject pronoun (tu, nous, vous, etc.). The conjugation varies depending on the type of verb:
Regular -ER verbs (e.g., parler)
  – Tu: Parle (speak)
  – Nous: Parlons (let’s speak)
  – Vous: Parlez (speak)
Regular -IR verbs (e.g., finir)
  – Tu: Finis (finish)
  – Nous: Finissons (let’s finish)
  – Vous: Finissez (finish)
Regular -RE verbs (e.g., vendre)
  – Tu: Vends (sell)
  – Nous: Vendons (let’s sell)
  – Vous: Vendez (sell)
Irregular verbs (e.g., être, avoir, aller)
  – Tu: Sois (be), aie (have), va (go)
  – Nous: Soyons (let’s be), ayons (let’s have), allons (let’s go)
  – Vous: Soyez (be), ayez (have), allez (go)

Interactions with other tenses

L’impératif is used exclusively in the present tense and does not interact with other tenses in the same way as indicative or subjunctive moods. 
It’s used for direct commands and requests in the here and now. However, in more formal or written contexts, you might find the imperative used with expressions like “quand tu auras fini” (when you have finished) or “dès que tu seras prêt” (as soon as you are ready), which introduce a future action while maintaining the imperative mood for the main verb.
For example:
– Quand tu auras fini ton travail, viens me voir. (When you have finished your work, come see me.)
In this case, the imperative is used in conjunction with future actions, but it’s still employed for the main verb to convey a sense of directness or immediacy.

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