audzināt

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aug(t) (to grow) +‎ -ināt, with palatalization of g to dz.

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audzināt

  1. 2nd person plural present indicative form of audzināt

audzināt tr., 3rd conj., pres. audzinu, audzini, audzina, past audzināju}

  1. to raise, to bring up, to educate (to support the development of a child or youth by providing for him or her, and also by teaching him or her about morals and norms, practical skills, etc.)
    audzināt bērnusto raise children
    viņa audzina divus dēlusshe is raising two sons
    labi audzināts bērnsa well-mannered (lit. well raised) child
    audzināt bērnu jau no mazotnesto raise a child from an early age
    grūti audzināms zēnsa hard-to-educate boy
    vecāki, audzinot bērnus, redz viņu nākotni gaišu, skaistu, laimes pilnuparents, (while) raising (their) children, see their future (as) bright, beautiful, full of happiness
  2. to foster, to educate, to form (to encourage, to influence the development of individuals, societies, etc., in a desired direction)
    literatūras audzinošā lomathe educational role of literature
    audzināt pilnvērtīgus sabiedrības locekļusto educate wholesome members of society
    audzināt jaunatni tautu draudzības garāto educate the youth in the spirit of international friendship
  3. to cultivate, to develop, to nurture (a quality, a feeling}}
    audzināt gaumito cultivate (one's) taste
    audzināt raksturuto cultivate, develop (one's) character
    audzināt cilvēkā pienākuma apziņuto cultivate the sense of duty in people
    audzināt skolēnos biedriskuma jūtasto nurture in schoolchildren the feelings of camaraderie
    dzeja audzina jūtas, padara tās dziļākas un plašākaspoetry cultivates feelings, makes them deeper and broader

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