mettere

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō, probably from Proto-Indo-European *meyth₂- (to exchange, remove). Cognate with Spanish meter, Occitan metre, and English mission.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmet.te.re/
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  • Rhymes: -ettere
  • Hyphenation: mét‧te‧re

Verb[edit]

méttere (first-person singular present métto, first-person singular past historic mìsi, past participle mésso, auxiliary avere)

  1. (transitive) to put place lay set
  2. (transitive) to deposit
  3. (transitive) to bet wager
  4. (transitive) to cut (new teeth)
  5. (transitive) to lead (someone) to (or provoke in them) a certain condition or state of mind; to make (someone) feel; to put or get (someone) (in)
    mettere qualcuno in ansiato make someone anxious (literally, “to make someone feel anxious”)
    mettere qualcuno nei guaito get someone in trouble
    metterli d'accordoto get them to agree (literally, “to put them in agreement”)
  6. (transitive) to charge (item on sale)
  7. (intransitive) to give lead onto
  8. (intransitive) to suppose
  9. (intransitive) to don; to put on; to draw up

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Adjective[edit]

mettere

  1. comparative degree of mett