Le verbe wear en anglais : conjugaison, définition, synonymes et expressions

Dans le détail, quelle est la conjugaison de wear en anglais ? Et quels sont les synonymes, définitions, expressions et phrasal verbs liés à ce terme ?

Tableaux de conjugaison de wear en anglais

Conjugaison du verbe wear à l’indicatif

Le verbe wear au present simple

  • I wear
  • You wear
  • He/she/it wears
  • We wear
  • You wear
  • They wear

Le verbe wear au present continuous

  • I am wearing
  • You are wearing
  • He/she/it is wearing
  • We are wearing
  • You are wearing
  • They are wearing

Le verbe wear au past simple

  • I wore
  • You wore
  • He/she/it wore
  • We wore
  • You wore
  • They wore

Le verbe wear au past continuous

  • I was wearing
  • You were wearing
  • He/she/it was wearing
  • We were wearing
  • You were wearing
  • They were wearing

Le verbe wear au present perfect

  • I have worn
  • You have worn
  • He/she/it has worn
  • We have worn
  • You have worn
  • They have worn

Le verbe wear au present perfect continuous

  • I have been wearing
  • You have been wearing
  • He/she/it has been wearing
  • We have been wearing
  • You have been wearing
  • They have been wearing

Le verbe wear au past perfect

  • I had worn
  • You had worn
  • He/she/it had worn
  • We had worn
  • You had worn
  • They had worn

Le verbe wear au past perfect continuous

  • I had been wearing
  • You had been wearing
  • He/she/it had been wearing
  • We had been wearing
  • You had been wearing
  • They had been wearing

Le verbe wear au future

  • I will wear
  • You will wear
  • He/she/it will wear
  • We will wear
  • You will wear
  • They will wear

Le verbe wear au future continuous

  • I will be wearing
  • You will be wearing
  • He/she/it will be wearing
  • We will be wearing
  • You will be wearing
  • They will be wearing

Le verbe wear au future perfect

  • I will have worn
  • You will have worn
  • He/she/it will have worn
  • We will have worn
  • You will have worn
  • They will have worn

Le verbe wear au future perfect continuous

  • I will have been wearing
  • You will have been wearing
  • He/she/it will have been wearing
  • We will have been wearing
  • You will have been wearing
  • They will have been wearing

Conjugaison du verbe wear au conditionnel

Le verbe wear au conditional present

  • I would wear
  • You would wear
  • He/she/it would wear
  • We would wear
  • You would wear
  • They would wear

Le verbe wear au conditional present continuous

  • I would be wearing
  • You would be wearing
  • He/she/it would be wearing
  • We would be wearing
  • You would be wearing
  • They would be wearing

Le verbe wear au conditional perfect

  • I would have worn
  • You would have worn
  • He/she/it would have worn
  • We would have worn
  • You would have worn
  • They would have worn

Le verbe wear au conditional perfect continuous

  • I would have been wearing
  • You would have been wearing
  • He/she/it would have been wearing
  • We would have been wearing
  • You would have been wearing
  • They would have been wearing

Les autres formes

L’infinitif de wear

  • to wear

Participe présent de wear

  • wearing

Participe passé de wear

  • worn

L’impératif de wear

  • wear
  • let’s wear

Note : to wear est un verbe irrégulier. Découvrez la liste des verbes irréguliers anglais.

Définition de wear en anglais

Que veut dire le verbe wear en anglais ?

Le Cambridge Dictionary donne plusieurs définitions du verbe wear.

Penchons-nous sur les principales :

1. To have clothing, jewellery, etc. on your body

She wore a dress to the party.
→ Elle a porté une robe à la soirée.

2. To show a particular emotion on your face

He always wore a smile on his face.
→ Il avait toujours le sourire aux lèvres.

3. To arrange your hair in a particular way

You should wear your hair in a way that suits your lifestyle.
→ Tu devrais te coiffer en fonction de ton style de vie.

4. To become weaker, damaged, or thinner because of continuous use

The rear axle brakes wore faster than those on the leading axle.
→ Les freins de l’essieu arrière se sont usés plus vite que ceux de l’essieu avant.

5. To produce something such as a hole or loss of material by continuous use, rubbing, or movement

The water wore all the way through the mountain.
→ L’eau s’est frayé un chemin dans la montagne.

6. To allow or accept something

I would take a year off to travel around the world, but I don’t think my boss would wear it.
→ Je prendrais bien une année sabbatique pour faire le tour du monde, mais je ne pense pas que mon boss sera d’accord.

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Les phrasal verbs avec wear en anglais

Rappel : les phrasal verbs (ou “verbes à particule”) sont des verbes qui, lorsqu’ils sont suivis d’un autre mot (la particule), voient leur sens initial complété ou modifié.

Voici les principaux phrasal verbs formés sur le verbe wear :

  • wear away → s’user/s’éroder/s’émousser
  • wear down → s’user/s’abîmer
  • wear off → s’atténuer/s’estomper
  • wear on → s’écouler lentement (pour le temps)
  • wear on somebody/something (familier) → fatiguer quelqu’un/taper sur le système dequelqu’un
  • wear out → s’user
  • wear somebody down → avoir quelqu’un à l’usure
  • wear somebody out → épuiser/éreinter
  • wear something away → passer/tuer (le temps)
  • wear something out → user, abîmer
  • wear something through → trouer quelque chose

Les synonymes de wear en anglais

En fonction du contexte, vous pouvez remplacer le verbe to wear par l’un des verbes suivants :

  • abrade → éroder/ronger/rogner
  • carry → porter
  • corrode → corroder/abîmer/détériorer
  • crumble → s’émietter/s’effriter
  • decay → se décomposer/s’effriter
  • deteriorate → se détériorer/se dégrader
  • erode → s’éroder
  • put → mettre

Expressions avec wear en anglais

  • impossible to wear (adjectif en anglais américain) → insupportable (pour une personne)
  • wear a black hat (anglais américain et familier) → être le méchant
  • wear multiple/many hats → avoir plusieurs casquettes
  • wear the pants (anglais américain)/wear the trousers (anglais britannique) → porter la culotte
  • wear well → se porter bien
  • wear your birthday suit (argot) → être dans le plus simple appareil/être en tenue d’Adam/d’Eve
  • wear your heart on your sleeve → lire en quelqu’un comme dans un livre ouvert

Comme to think, to sing, to lose, to go et to drink, to wear est aussi un verbe irrégulier. Vous devez donc particulièrement faire attention aux terminaisons du passé.

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