cobrar

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Catalan[edit]

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Inherited from Vulgar Latin *cuperāre (take, seize), a back-formation from Latin recuperāre (recover, regain), whence Catalan recobrar. Doublet of recuperar, a borrowing from Latin.

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cobrar (first-person singular present cobro, past participle cobrat)

  1. (transitive) to charge (money)
  2. (transitive) to collect, receive (payment)
  3. (transitive) to earn, be paid

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Vulgar Latin *cuperāre (take, seize), a back-formation from Latin recuperāre (recover, regain), whence Old Portuguese recobrar.

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cobrar

  1. to recover; to regain

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  • Galician: cobrar
  • Portuguese: cobrar

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cobrar, from Vulgar Latin *cuperāre (take, seize), a back-formation from Latin recuperāre (recover, regain), whence Portuguese recobrar. Doublet of recuperar, a borrowing from Latin.

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cobrar (first-person singular present indicative cobro, past participle cobrado)

  1. to charge (ask for a certain amount of money for something)
  2. to demand payment
  3. (by extension) to demand that something be done
  4. (sports) to take
    Synonym: bater
  5. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of cobrar
  6. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of cobrar
  7. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of cobrar
  8. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of cobrar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Vulgar Latin *cuperāre (take, seize), a back-formation from Latin recuperāre (recover, regain), whence Spanish recobrar. Doublet of recuperar, a borrowing from Latin.

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  • IPA(key): /koˈbɾaɾ/, [koˈβ̞ɾaɾ]

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cobrar (first-person singular present cobro, first-person singular preterite cobré, past participle cobrado)

  1. to charge (money, etc.)
    me habéis cobrado dos vecesyou have charged me twice
  2. to collect
  3. to gather up (strength, bravery etc.)
  4. to pay for something (get one's dues)
  5. (reflexive) to claim (lives)
    el incendio se cobró tres vidasthe fire claimed the lives of three

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