precisar

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precisar (first-person singular present preciso, past participle precisat)

  1. to specify, state precisely

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From preciso (necessary) +‎ -ar.

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  • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /pɾɛ.siˈza(h)/
  • (Rural Central Brazil) IPA(key): /pɾi.siˈza(ɹ)/
  • Hyphenation: pre‧ci‧sar

Verb[edit]

precisar (first-person singular present preciso, first-person singular preterite precisei, past participle precisado)

  1. (transitive) to need, must
    Eu preciso de um médico.I need a doctor.
    Ele precisa comer!He needs to eat!
    • 1986, Cazuza, Bebel Gilberto, Dé (lyrics and music), “Preciso Dizer Que Eu Te Amo”, performed by Bebel Gilberto:
      É que eu preciso dizer que eu te amo / Te ganhar ou perder sem engano
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. inflection of precisar:
    1. first/third-person singular future subjunctive
    2. first/third-person singular personal infinitive

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:precisar.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From preciso (necessary) +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /pɾeθiˈsaɾ/, [pɾe.θiˈsaɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /pɾesiˈsaɾ/, [pɾe.siˈsaɾ]

Verb[edit]

precisar (first-person singular present preciso, first-person singular preterite precisé, past participle precisado)

  1. to state, specify
  2. to need, to require
    Synonyms: necesitar, requerir
    • 1888, Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Ismael:
      Una noche de Febrero presentose en la picada Venancio Benavides, y reuniéndolos a todos en la pradera, les dijo que era ya llegado el momento de alzarse contra los «godos» que oprimían la tierra, para lo cual se precisaba dar hasta la vida
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