esforzar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From es- +‎ forzar or Vulgar Latin *exfortiāre, from *fortiāre, from Late Latin fortia, from Latin fortis. Compare French efforcer, Catalan esforçar, Italian sforzare.

Verb[edit]

esforzar (first-person singular present esfuerzo, first-person singular preterite esforcé, past participle esforzado)

  1. (transitive) encourage.
  2. (transitive) strain.
  3. (reflexive) strive.
  4. (reflexive) attempt.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: o becomes a ue in stressed syllables; z becomes a c before e.

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