apoyar

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Etymology[edit]

Compare Spanish apoyar, Portuguese apoiar. Probably from Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *appodiāre, present active infinitive of *appodiō, from Latin podium.

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apoyar (first-person singular indicative present apoyo, past participle apoyáu)

  1. to support

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, compare Italian appoggiare, French appuyer, and Portuguese apoiar; cf. also Catalan and Occitan pujar. Probably from Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *appodiāre, present active infinitive of *appodiō, from Latin podium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /apoˈɟ͡ʝaɾ/, [apoˈʝaɾ]

Verb[edit]

apoyar (first-person singular present apoyo, first-person singular preterite apoyé, past participle apoyado)

  1. (transitive) to rest (to lean, lie, or lay)
  2. (transitive) to support (to back a cause, party, etc., mentally or with concrete aid)
    Synonym: respaldar
  3. (transitive) to support (to keep from falling)
    Synonyms: sustentar, sostener

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