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

Conjugation[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

en- +‎ grande + -ecer

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

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: c becomes a zc before a or o.