The French for lessen, diminish is the verb atténuer

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb atténuer - French for lessen, diminish

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of atténuer, which is French for lessen, diminish.
    • I lessen, diminish.
    • you lessened.
    • he will lessen, diminish.
    • we would lessen, diminish.
    • they may lessen, diminish.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for atténuer, lets you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Do these repeatedly and regularly, several times in a week while learning a verb.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE atténuer
    Simple Tenses atténuer
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    lessen, diminish
    atténue atténues atténue atténuons atténuez atténuent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    lessened
    atténuais atténuais atténuait atténuions atténuiez atténuaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    lessened
    atténuai atténuas atténua atténuâmes atténuâtes atténuèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will lessen, diminish
    atténuerai atténueras atténuera atténuerons atténuerez atténueront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would lessen, diminish
    atténuerais atténuerais atténuerait atténuerions atténueriez atténueraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may lessen, diminish
    atténue atténues atténue atténuions atténuiez atténuent
    Compound Tenses atténuer
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have lessened
    ai atténué as atténué a atténué avons atténué avez atténué ont atténué
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had lessened
    avais atténué avais atténué avait atténué avions atténué aviez atténué avaient atténué
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have lessened
    aurais atténué aurais atténué aurait atténué aurions atténué auriez atténué auraient atténué
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    lessen, diminish!
    atténue atténuons atténuez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of atténuer the French for lessen, diminish
    présent de l’indicatif

    j’atténue
    - I lessen, diminish
    tu atténues
    - you lessen, diminish - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on atténue
    - he, she, it, one lessens
    nous atténuons
    - we lessen, diminish
    vous atténuez
    - you lessen, diminish (formal or plural)
    ils, elles atténuent
    - they lessen, diminish

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of atténuer, the French for lessen, diminish
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    j’atténuais
    - I lessened
    - I was lessening
    tu atténuais
    - you lessened- (familiar or informal)
    - you were lessening
    il, elle, on atténuait
    - he, she, it, one lessened
    - he, she, it, one was lessening
    nous atténuions
    - we lessened
    - we were lessening
    vous atténuiez
    - you lessened- (formal or plural)
    - you were lessening
    ils, elles atténuaient
    - they lessened
    - they were lessening

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of atténuer, the French for lessen, diminish
    passé simple

    j’atténuai
    - I lessened
    tu atténuas
    - you lessened- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on atténua
    - he, she, it, one lessened
    nous atténuâmes
    - we lessened
    vous atténuâtes
    - you lessened- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles atténuèrent
    they lessened
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of atténuer, the French for lessen, diminish
    futur

    j’atténuerai
    - I will lessen, diminish
    tu atténueras
    - you will lessen, diminish (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on atténuera
    - he, she, it, one will lessen, diminish
    nous atténuerons
    - we will lessen, diminish
    vous atténuerez
    - you will lessen, diminish (formal or plural)
    ils, elles atténueront
    - they will lessen, diminish

    Conditional Tense conjugations of atténuer, the French for lessen, diminish
    conditionnel

    j’atténuerais
    - I would lessen, diminish
    tu atténuerais
    - you would lessen, diminish (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on atténuerait
    - he, she, it, one would lessen, diminish
    nous atténuerions
    - we would lessen, diminish
    vous atténueriez
    - you would lessen, diminish (formal or plural)
    ils, elles atténueraient
    - they would lessen, diminish

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of atténuer, the French for lessen, diminish
    présent de subjonctif

    que j’atténue
    - that I may lessen, diminish
    que tu atténues
    - that you may lessen, diminish(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on atténue
    - that he, she, it, one may lessen, diminish
    que nous atténuions
    - that we may lessen, diminish
    que vous atténuiez
    - that you may lessen, diminish(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles atténuent
    - that they may lessen, diminish

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb atténuer - the verb ‘to lessen, diminish’ in French

    Past Participle of atténuer is:
    atténué -lessened.

    Because the past participle is used with the various tenses of the verb - to have - avoir, construct the four main compound tenses, its importance is highlighted. Once you have mastered avoir, you have mastered the key to constructing compound verbs in French.
    • I have lessened
    • you had lessened
    • he will have lessened
    • we would have lessened

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of atténuer - French for lessen, diminish
    passé composé

    Here’s the French for lessen, diminish conjugated with all the pronouns in the present perfect tense.
    j’ai atténué
    - I have lessened or I did lessen, diminish or
    - I lessened
    tu as atténué
    - you have lessened or you did lessen, diminish - (familiar or informal) or
    - you lessened
    il, elle, on a atténué
    - he, she, it, one has lessen, diminish or did lessen, diminish
    - he, she, it lessened
    nous avons atténué
    - we have lessened or we did lessen, diminish
    - we lessened
    vous avez atténué
    - you have lessened or you did lessen, diminish (formal or plural) or
    - or we lessened
    ils, elles ont atténué
    - they have lessened or they did lessen, diminish
    - they lessened

    Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of atténuer - lessen, diminish in French
    plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

    Here’s the French for -lessen, diminish conjugated with all the pronouns in the past perfect tense.
    j’avais atténué
    - I had lessened
    tu avais atténué
    - you had lessened- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on avait atténué
    - he, she, it, one had lessened
    nous avions atténué
    - we had lessened
    vous aviez atténué
    - you had lessened (formal or plural)
    ils, elles avaient atténué
    - they had lessened

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of atténuer, the French for lessen, diminish
    futur antérieur

    j’aurai atténué
    - I will have
    tu auras atténué
    - you will have - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on aura atténué
    - he, she, it, one will have
    nous aurons atténué
    - we will have
    vous aurez atténué
    - you will have - (formal or plural)
    ils, elles auront atténué
    - they will have

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of atténuer, the French for lessen, diminish
    conditionnel passé

    j’aurais atténué
    - I would have lessened
    tu aurais atténué
    - you would have lessened- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on aurait atténué
    - he, she, it, one would have lessened
    nous aurions atténué
    - we would have lessened
    vous auriez atténué
    - you would have lessened- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles auraient atténué
    - they would have lessened

    Imperative Tense conjugations of atténuer, the French for lessen, diminish
    impératif

    atténue
    - lessen, diminish!
    atténuons
    - let’s lessen, diminish!
    atténuez
    - lessen, diminish!

    Present Participle of atténuer

    atténuant - lessening

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