apoderar

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Catalan[edit]

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apoderar ‎(first-person singular present apodero, past participle apoderat)

  1. To overpower
  2. to seize

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese apoderar, corresponding to a- +‎ poder ‎(power) +‎ -ar.

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Verb[edit]

apoderar ‎(first-person singular present indicative apodero, past participle apoderado)

  1. (takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive with de) to seize (to take possession of)
    O imperador apoderou-se dos territórios vizinhos.
    The emperor seized neighbouring territories.
  2. (figuratively, takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive with de) to seize (to have a sudden and powerful effect upon)
    Não posso deixar o medo apoderar-se de mim.
    I can’t let fear seize me.

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Spanish[edit]

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apoderar ‎(first-person singular present apodero, first-person singular preterite apoderé, past participle apoderado)

  1. to empower

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