acercar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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acercar (first-person singular present indicative acerco, past participle acercado)

  1. to approach
  2. to approximate
  3. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of acercar
  4. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of acercar
  5. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of acercar
  6. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of acercar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Morphologically from cerca (near). Compare Ladino aserkar and Portuguese acercar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

acercar (first-person singular present acerco, first-person singular preterite acerqué, past participle acercado)

  1. (transitive) to bring close
  2. (intransitive) to zoom in
  3. (reflexive) to approach, to get close, to come
    Se acerca el invierno.Winter is coming.
  4. (reflexive) to draw near, to gather around
    acercarse másto come closer / to move closer / to draw closer
  5. (reflexive) to become close
  6. (reflexive) to get close to, to come up to, to draw near to, to walk up to, to go over to (+a)
  7. (reflexive) to reach out to (+a)
  8. (reflexive) to close in on (+a)

Conjugation[edit]

  • c becomes qu before e.

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