engrandecer

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

en- +‎ grande (big) +‎ -ecer

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ẽ.ɡɾɐ̃.dɨ.ˈseɾ/
  • Hyphenation: en‧gran‧de‧cer

Verb[edit]

engrandecer (first-person singular present indicative engrandeço, past participle engrandecido)

  1. to aggrandize
  2. to enhance
  3. to exalt

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From en- +‎ grande +‎ -ecer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /enɡɾandeˈθeɾ/, [ẽŋ.ɡɾãn̪.d̪eˈθeɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /enɡɾandeˈseɾ/, [ẽŋ.ɡɾãn̪.d̪eˈseɾ]

Verb[edit]

engrandecer (first-person singular present engrandezco, first-person singular preterite engrandecí, past participle engrandecido)

  1. to enlarge, magnify
  2. to exalt, speak highly of
  3. to exaggerate

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