aproximar

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aproximar (first-person singular present aproximo, past participle aproximat)

  1. To bring close or closer
  2. (reflexive) To come close or closer, to approach

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin approximāre, present active infinitive of approximō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ.pɾɔ.si.ˈmaɾ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /a.pɾo.si.ˈma(χ)/, /a.pɾo.si.ˈma(ɾ)/
    • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /a.pɾɔ.si.ˈma(h)/
  • Hyphenation: a‧pro‧xi‧mar

Verb[edit]

aproximar (first-person singular present indicative aproximo, past participle aproximado)

  1. (takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive with de) to approach (to get closer to)
    Não se aproxime daquela região, está contaminada.
    Don’t approach that region, it’s contaminated.
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to approach (to come nearer)
    Podem se aproximar, não estou armado.
    You can approach, I’m not armed.
  3. (transitive) to approach (to make things get nearer)
    É difícil aproximar os polos iguais de um par de ímãs.
    It’s hard to put the equal poles of a pair of magnets near one another.
  4. (transitive) to approximate; to estimate (to calculate roughly)
    Não tivemos tempo para medir a área então aproximamos um valor.
    We didn’t have time to measure the area, so we estimated a value.

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /apɾoɡsiˈmaɾ/, [apɾoɣsiˈmaɾ]

Verb[edit]

aproximar (first-person singular present aproximo, first-person singular preterite aproximé, past participle aproximado)

  1. to approach
  2. (mathematics) to approximate

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