acovardar

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Etymology[edit]

From a- +‎ covarde (coward) +‎ -ar.

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acovardar (first-person singular present indicative acovardo, past participle acovardado)

  1. (transitive) to make someone lose their courage; to frighten
    As ameaças de processo me acovardaram.
    The threats to sue frightened me.
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to lose one’s courage; to chicken out
    Eu queria pular, mas me acovardei.
    I wanted to jump, but I chickened out.

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