abordar

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From French aborder

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abordar (first-person singular present abordo, past participle abordat)

  1. (transitive) to broach, to address (a topic)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English board, French aborder, Italian abbordare, Russian абордаж (abordaž) and Spanish abordar.

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abordar (present tense abordas, past tense abordis, future tense abordos, imperative abordez, conditional abordus)

  1. (transitive) to land on a (shore, a wharf, etc.)
  2. (transitive) to board (a ship, a vehicle, etc.)
  3. (transitive, figurative) to go alongside, come up close to

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French aborder (to deal with). Related to abordagem (approach) and equivalent to a- +‎ borda +‎ -ar.

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abordar (first-person singular present indicative abordo, past participle abordado)

  1. to address (a subject, etc.)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a- +‎ bordo +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aborˈdaɾ/, [aβorˈðaɾ]

Verb[edit]

abordar (first-person singular present abordo, first-person singular preterite abordé, past participle abordado)

  1. (transitive) to address, to broach, to approach, to discuss, to touch on (e.g. a subject, issue, topic, point)
  2. (transitive) to tackle, to deal with, to confront, to approach, to grapple with (e.g. a problem, a challenge)
  3. (transitive) to accost, to waylay
  4. (transitive) to board (to enter a boat)
  5. (reflexive) to address
  6. (reflexive) to be addressed, to be tackled, to be taken up, to be approached, to be treated, to be considered, to be dealt with, to be handled, to be discussed

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Both abordar and abordarse can mean to "address". You should only use the active reflexive, however, when not referring to a human or sentient speaker or writer. For example, you would use the reflexive when the subject of the sentence is a report, an article, a book, a policy or law, a summit or conference, an event or meeting, a list of rules and regulations, etc. In all these situations, there is no human or sentient subject.

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