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English translation of 'préoccuper'

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préoccuper

[pʀeɔkype ]
Verb Table transitive verb
to worry
L’état des finances est ce qui préoccupe le plus le ministre. The state of the nation’s finances is what most worries the minister.
Personne n’arrive à savoir ce qui le préoccupe autant. Nobody knows what is worrying him so much.
see also se préoccuper

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Example Sentences Including 'préoccuper'

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Ceux qui ont décidé cette opération auraient dû se préoccuper de l'antidote, et de la dose à administrer.
Le Monde (2002)
La réaction de la Russie à l'élargissement de l'Union européenne et de l'OTAN semble préoccuper plus les Occidentaux que les Baltes.
Le Monde (2000)
Malgré tout, ses poches ne tintaient d'aucun sou, et il lui fallait chaque jour se préoccuper de nourrir sa famille.
Marie Claire
Se proclamer nataliste continue'à gauche, de compromettre ; se préoccuper.
Minc, Alain L'avenir en face

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'préoccuper' in Other Languages

British English: preoccupy VERB
If something is preoccupying you, you are thinking about it a lot.
Crime and the fear of crime preoccupy the community.

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