embellecer

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From en- +‎ bello +‎ -ecer.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain) /embeʝeˈθeɾ/, [ẽm.be.ʝeˈθeɾ]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain) /embeʎeˈθeɾ/, [ẽm.be.ʎeˈθeɾ]
 
  • IPA(key): (most of Latin America) /embeʝeˈseɾ/, [ẽm.be.ʝeˈseɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Andes Mountains) /embeʎeˈseɾ/, [ẽm.be.ʎeˈseɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /embeʃeˈseɾ/, [ẽm.be.ʃeˈseɾ]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /embeʒeˈseɾ/, [ẽm.be.ʒeˈseɾ]

Verb[edit]

embellecer (first-person singular present embellezco, first-person singular preterite embellecí, past participle embellecido)

  1. (transitive) To embellish, beautify, gussy up, dress up, make beautiful.
    Antonym: afear
  2. (intransitive) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

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