Verbs + à + [infinitive]

List of useful verbs followed by the preposition à and an infinitive


Aider à [faire] To help to [do]
Apprendre à [faire] To learn how to [do]
Arriver à [faire] To manage/succeed in [doing]
Avoir à [faire] To have to [do]
Chercher à [faire]   To seek [to do]
Commencer à [faire] To start [doing]
Consentir à [faire]   To consent [to do]
Consister à [faire]   To consist of [doing]
Encourager à faire   To encourage [doing]
Enseigner à [faire]   To teach [to do]
Hésiter à [faire]   To hesitate over [doing]
Inviter [quelqu’un] à [faire]   To invite [someone] to [do]
Obliger [quelqu’un] à [faire]   To force [someone] to [do]
Parvenir à [faire]   To succeed in [doing]
Passer du temps à [faire]   To spend time [doing]
Perdre du temps à [faire]   To waste time [doing]
Réfléchir à [faire]   To consider [doing]
Renoncer à [faire]   To give up [doing]
Réussir à [faire]   To succeed in [doing]
S’amuser à [faire]   To enjoy [doing]
S’apprêter à [faire]   To get ready to [do]
S’attendre à [faire]   To expect to [do]
Se décider à [faire]   To decide to [do]
S’habituer à [faire]   To get used to [doing]
Se mettre à [faire]   To set about [doing]
Se préparer à faire]   To prepare [doing]
Tenir à [faire]   To insist on [doing]

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