empeño

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See also: empeñó

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin in pignus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /emˈpeɲo/, [ẽmˈpe.ɲo]

Noun[edit]

empeño m (plural empeños)

  1. insistence, effort, endeavor, commitment
    Synonym: esfuerzo
  2. obligation
  3. persistence
    Synonym: persistencia
  4. eagerness
  5. pawn
  6. (Argentina, Honduras, Mexico) pawnshop
    Synonym: casa de empeño
  7. deposit, container deposit (can or bottle deposit)
  8. patron

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Verb[edit]

empeño

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of empeñar.