adiantar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Adiante (in the front) +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

adiantar (first-person singular present indicative adianto, past participle adiantado)

  1. to bring to the front, bring forward
    Synonym: avançar
    Antonym: recuar
    • 1572, Luís Vaz de Camões, “4th canto”, in Os Lusíadas:
      No primeiro eſquadrão, que ſe adianta
      In the first squadron, which brings itself forward
  2. to anticipate information
    Synonyms: afirmar, antecipar
    • 1897, Euclides da Cunha, Estado de São Paulo:
      Nada ainda poderei adiantar sobre a situação.
      I still can't anticipate information about the situation.
  3. to work, function, to have a point (referring to actions)
    De que adianta?What use is that?
    • 1928, Antônio de Alcântara Machado, O Mártir Jesus, Laranja-da-China:
      Crispiniano quis virar valente. Que é que adiantava? Fifi reteve com dificuldade umas lágrimas sinceras.
      Crispiniano wanted to become valiant. What was the point? Fifi retained with difficulty some sincere tears.
    • 1961, Antônio de Alcântara Machado, As Cinco Panelas de Ouro, Contos Avulsos:
      Subornar também não adianta. Quer dizer: é impossível. Melhor é revelar o segredo.
      Bribing also doesn't work. I mean: it is impossible. It is better to reveal the secret.
  4. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of adiantar
  5. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of adiantar
  6. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of adiantar
  7. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of adiantar

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Further reading[edit]

  • adiantar” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.