There are 2 translations of devoir in English:

devoir1

Pronunciation: /dəvwɑʀ/

v aux

  • 1 to have to je dois aller au travail I've got to or I must go to work il a dû accepter he had to accept il aurait dû partir he should have left
  • 2il a dû accepter he must have accepted elle doit avoir 13 ans she must be about 13 years old
  • 3cela devait arriver it was bound to happen un incident qui devait avoir de graves conséquences an incident which was to have serious consequences ils doivent arriver vers 10 heures they're due to arrive around 10 o'clock

vt

v refl (+ v être) (se devoir)

  • 1je me dois de le faire it's my duty to do it
  • 2les époux se doivent fidélité spouses owe it to each other to be faithful
  • 3un homme de son rang se doit d'avoir un chauffeur a man of his standing has to have a chauffeur

phr (comme il se doit)

  • 1agir comme il se doit to behave in the correct way
  • 2comme il se doit, elle est en retard! as you might expect, she's late!

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Pronunciation: ˈapəzit
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something