alentar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alento (courage; breath).

Verb[edit]

alentar (first-person singular present indicative alento, past participle alentado)

  1. to encourage

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alenˈtaɾ/, [alẽn̪ˈt̪aɾ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *alenitō, *alenitāre, contracted and following metathesis from *anhelitō, from Latin anhelitus < anhelō (I exhale).

Verb[edit]

alentar (first-person singular present aliento, first-person singular preterite alenté, past participle alentado)

  1. to encourage, animate, inspirit
    Antonym: desalentar
Conjugation[edit]
  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a- +‎ lento (slow) +‎ -ar.

Verb[edit]

alentar (first-person singular present aliento, first-person singular preterite alenté, past participle alentado)

  1. (Latin America) to slow down, become slow
    Synonym: desacelerar
    Antonym: acelerar
  2. (Mexico, reflexive) to become or behave as a shy, shameful or fearful person
    Synonym: amensarse
Conjugation[edit]
  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.
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