acender

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From Latin accendere, present active infinitive of accendō ‎(I kindle or light a fire).

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  • IPA(key): /a.t͡sẽ.ˈdeɾ/

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acender

  1. to light a fire

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese acender, from Latin accendere, present active infinitive of accendō ‎(I kindle or light a fire).

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acender ‎(first-person singular present indicative acendo, past participle acendido)

  1. (transitive) to light (to set fire to)
  2. (intransitive) to light up; to catch fire
  3. (transitive) to turn on (to activate a source of light)
  4. (intransitive, of a source of light) to be turned on
  5. (figuratively, transitive) to give birth to (to create or start something that can’t be stopped)

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