alimentar

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See also: alimentär

Asturian[edit]

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alimentar (first-person singular indicative present alimento, past participle alimentáu)

  1. to feed, nourish
  2. (figuratively) to foster, promote
    Synonyms: fomentar, incitar

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From aliment +‎ -ar.

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alimentar (first-person singular present alimento, past participle alimentat)

  1. to feed
  2. to nourish
  3. (electronics) to supply (with power, etc.)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aliment +‎ -ar.

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alimentar (first-person singular present alimento, first-person singular preterite alimentei, past participle alimentado)

  1. to feed

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Ido[edit]

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Borrowed from English alimentalFrench alimenterItalian alimentareSpanish alimentar.

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alimentar (present alimentas, past alimentis, future alimentos, conditional alimentus, imperative alimentez)

  1. (transitive) to supply with what is necessary (as water, fuel to a machine, provisions to a town, food to a family or person)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alimentum (food)

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /alimẽˈta(ʁ)/
  • (file)
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /alimẽˈtaɾ/

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alimentar m or f (plural alimentares, comparable)

  1. relating to food or nutrition
    Synonym: alimentício

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alimentar (first-person singular present indicative alimento, past participle alimentado)

  1. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to feed; to eat (to consume food)
    O urso passa o inverno sem se alimentar.Bears spend winter without eating.
    Synonyms: comer, papar
  2. (transitive) to feed (to give food to)
    O fazendeiro acordou cedo para alimentar o gado.The farmer woke up early to feed the cattle.
    Synonym: dar de comer
  3. (by extension, transitive) to feed; to charge (provide with fuel or input)
    Alimente o fogo com essa lenha.Feed the fire with this firewood.
  4. (figuratively, transitive) to nurture (encourage the development of)
    Esse tipo de comentário só serve para alimentar o ódio.This kind of comment is only good for nurturing hatred.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alimento (food; nourishment) +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alimenˈtaɾ/, [alimẽn̪ˈt̪aɾ]

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alimentar (first-person singular present alimento, first-person singular preterite alimenté, past participle alimentado)

  1. (transitive) to feed (to give food to eat)
    Synonym: dar de comer

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