despertar

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Asturian[edit]

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despertar (first-person singular indicative present desperto, past participle despertáu)

  1. Alternative form of espertar

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despertar (first-person singular present desperto, past participle despertat)

  1. (transitive) to wake, to awaken, wake up
  2. (transitive) to wake up (a feeling, sentiment), to arouse
  3. (intransitive) to wake up, to become awake

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese despertar, from earlier espertar, from Vulgar Latin *expertare, from *expertus, from Latin experrectus (awoken), perfect passive participle of expergiscor (I awake, I wake up). Cognate with Galician despertar, espertar, Spanish despertar and Catalan despertar.

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Verb[edit]

despertar (first-person singular present indicative desperto, past participle despertado)

  1. (intransitive) to awake (to gain consciousness)
  2. to awaken someone else
  3. (of an alarm clock) to go off
  4. (poetic) awake (to excite or to stir up something latent)
  5. to alarm (to put on the alert)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the adjective 'despierto'.

Verb[edit]

despertar (first-person singular present despierto, first-person singular preterite desperté, past participle despertado)

  1. to wake up.
  2. to wake.
  3. to awake.
  4. to awaken

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  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.


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despertar m (plural despertares)

  1. Awakening.

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