drošināt

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From drošs (safe, sure) +‎ -ināt.

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

drošināt

  1. 2nd person plural present indicative form of drošināt

drošināt tr., 3rd conj., pres. drošinu, drošini, drošina, past drošināju

  1. to encourage, to reassure, to make someone (feel) safe, no longer afraid
    drošināt bērnu — to reassure the child
    drošināt sevi — to reassure oneself
    bet sieva neko daudz nenoskumst; viņa vēl drošina vīru: “neviens vēl tagadējos laikos nav dzirdēts nomirstam badā, vai tad nu mums tas notiks?” — but the wife didn't feel sad; in fact, she reassured (her) husband: “nobody has heard of (someone) dying of hunger in modern times, will this then happen to us?”
    dārzniece bažījās par nezināmo dzīves vietu; pavadones mierināja un drošināja viņu: krietniem ļaudīm visur draugu diezgan — the gardner was concerned about not knowing where she would stay; (her) fellow travellers comforted and reassured her: honest, decent people have enough friends everywhere

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

prefixed verbs:
  • apdrošināt
  • iedrošināt
  • nodrošināt
  • padrošināt
  • sadrošināt
other derived terms:
  • drošinātājs, drošinātāja

Related termsEdit

Last modified on 17 March 2014, at 02:52