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Se promener, (se) balader

Le verbe "balader" peut-il être utilisé dans le même sens que "se promener" ? D'après le wiktionnaire je comprends que oui, en plus on peut l'employer à la place de "se balader", par exemple: "on aime ...
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Passive voice and “s' verbs” [duplicate]

This thing has been bothering me for some time and I hope to express myself clearly. Use of s' verbs such as passer or se passer is sometimes tricky and the sense, if I understand correctly, is “to ...
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What role is played by the “s'en” in s'envoler?

"Voler" means "to fly." And "en" means "in," while the s' is the reflexive. Yet, "s'envoler" means to fly away, which is different from what I would expect, reading the above. (And google translate ...
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Must pronominal verbs agree in gender/number?

All verbs that take "être" as their auxiliary verb must agree in gender and number with the subject. This I know. But does this apply also to pronominal verbs? For instance, "Elle s'est rasée les ...
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What is the use of “s” in “ne s'ouvre pas”?

Why do we use a s' in this sentence: La fenêtre ne s'ouvre pas ! Is it because of the two vowels or for the type of verb?