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entregar ‎(first-person singular present entrego, past participle entregat)

  1. to deliver
  2. To hand in, give in




From Old Portuguese entregar, from Latin integrāre, present active infinitive of integrō.



entregar ‎(first-person singular present indicative entrego, past participle entregue)

  1. (transitive) to deliver (to transport something to a destination)
    O carteiro entregou-me uma carta de minha mãe.
    The mailman delivered a letter from my mother to me.
  2. (transitive) to deliver; to hand over; to surrender (to relinquish control or possession of)
    O general teve que entregar a cidade após meses de cerco.
    The general had to hand the city over after months of siege.
  3. (informal, transitive) to reveal (to show non-obvious information)
    A vermelhidão do rosto entregava seu constrangimento.
    The redness on her face revealed her embarrassment.
  4. (slang, transitive) to snitch; to grass; to inform on; to betray to (to report a criminal to the authorities)
    Judas entregou Jesus aos romanos.
    Judas informed Jesus to the Romans.
  5. (takes a reflexive pronoun, intransitive, or transitive with a) to surrender (to) (to give oneself up to the authorities)
    Um psicopata veio à delegacia para se entregar.
    A psychopath came to the police station to surrender.
  6. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to reveal negative information about oneself, especially accidentally
    O suspeito negava as acusações, mas os interrogadores fizeram-no se entregar.
    The suspect denied the accusations, but the interrogators made him incriminate himself.



For usage examples of this term, see Citations:entregar.


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From Latin integrāre, present active infinitive of integrō. Compare the doublet integrar.


entregar ‎(first-person singular present entrego, first-person singular preterite entregué, past participle entregado)

  1. (transitive) to deliver; hand over
  2. (transitive) to submit
  3. (transitive) to turn in (e.g. homework), hand in
  4. (reflexive) to surrender (oneself)


  • Rule: g becomes a gu before e.

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