cuidar

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From Old Provençal cuidar, from Latin cogitāre, present active infinitive of cōgitō. Doublet of cogitar, a borrowing.

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cuidar (first-person singular present cuido, past participle cuidat)

  1. to care for, to take care of

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Old Provençal[edit]

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From Latin cogitāre, present active infinitive of cōgitō.

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cuidar

  1. to believe
  2. to think

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cuidar, from Latin cōgitāre, present active infinitive of cōgitō (I think, consider), from co- + agitō (I agitate). Doublet of cogitar, a borrowing.

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cuidar (first-person singular present indicative cuido, past participle cuidado)

  1. (transitive, followed by de) to take care (of); to look after (to provide care for)
    A babá cuida das crianças.
    The babysitter tends the children.
  2. (intransitive) to take care; to be careful
    Derrubou o prato porque não cuidas.
    You dropped the plate because you weren't careful.
  3. (transitive, followed by de) to take care (of); to deal (with); to handle
    Não te preocupes, cuidarei deste problema.
    Don’t worry, I’ll take care of this problem.
  4. (transitive, followed by de) to mind (to concern oneself with, to pay attention to)
    Cuida da tua vida!
    Mind your own business! (literally: Mind your life).

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish coidar, from Latin cogitāre, present active infinitive of cōgitō (to think). Doublet of cogitar, a borrowing.

Verb[edit]

cuidar (first-person singular present cuido, first-person singular preterite cuidé, past participle cuidado)

  1. to take care of
  2. to pay attention

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