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See also: montaré


Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *mōntāre, present active infinitive of *mōntō, from the noun mōns (mountain). Alternatively, monte +‎ -are.



  1. to mount
    1. (transitive, intransitive) (typically with su) to ascend (onto); to climb (on)
      Synonyms: arrampicarsi, issarsi; see also Thesaurus:salire
    2. (transitive) to bestride
      Synonyms: cavalcare, guidare
      montare un cavalloto mount a horse
    3. (transitive) to get on top of (an animal) to mate
      Synonyms: accoppiarsi, coprire, fecondare
    4. (transitive, slang) to fuck (have sexual intercourse)
    5. (intransitive) to increase in quantity or intensity
      Synonyms: gonfiarsi, lievitare, accrescersi, elevarsi, straripare
      la mia rabbia montavamy anger was mounting
    6. (intransitive, rare) (with a) to amount (to)
      Synonym: ammontare
  2. (transitive) to whip, beat, whisk
    Synonyms: sbattere, frullare, gonfiare
    montare la pannato whip the cream
  3. (transitive) to inflate or magnify
    Synonyms: gonfiare, ingigantire, esagerare, pompare, esaltare
    montare una notiziato inflate a news story
  4. (transitive) to cause to get a big head
    Synonym: insuperbire
    il suo successo l'ha montato
    his success gave him a big head
  5. (transitive, intransitive) to begin a work shift
    l'operaio monta alle novethe worker begins his shift at nine
    la guardia monta il propio turno orathe guard begins his shift now
  6. (intransitive, rare) to matter
    Synonyms: importare, interessare, essere importante, suppurare, premere
  7. (intransitive, archaic) to be useful
    Synonym: giovare

Etymology 2[edit]

From French monter.


montare (transitive)

  1. to assemble
    Synonyms: sistemare, collegare, inserire, assemblare
  2. to load (a gun, etc.)
  3. to edit (a film, video, etc.) by adding a montage
  4. to stage or set up (a play, show, etc.)
    Synonyms: mettere in scena, allestire
  5. to frame
    Synonyms: incastonare, incorniciare
    montare una pietrato set a gemstone[1]
    montare una fototo frame a photo
    montare le lenti degli occhialito frame the glass lenses

Usage notes[edit]

(mount, go up): rarely used transitively.


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  1. ^ e.g. on a ring, necklace, etc.




  1. First-person singular (yo) future subjunctive form of montar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) future subjunctive form of montar.