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See also: أعترف




From the root ع ر ف (ʿ-r-f); compare عَرَفَ (ʿarafa, to know).



اِعْتَرَفَ (iʿtarafa) VIII, non-past يَعْتَرِفُ‎ (yaʿtarifu)

  1. (transitive) to confess, own, avow, to admit
  2. (transitive) to acknowledge
  3. (ditransitive) to recognize [+ بِ (object) = someone or something] + [+accusative = as]
    • 2017 December 10, “العاهل الاردني يعتبر القدس "مفتاح" تحقيق السلام والاستقرار”, in Al-Quds[1]:
      وقال بيان صادر عن الديوان الملكي تلقت وكالة فرانس برس نسخة منه، ان الملك عبد الله تلقى الأحد اتصالا هاتفيا من الرئيس المصري عبد الفتاح السيسي، جرى خلاله "بحث التطورات المتعلقة بالقدس، في أعقاب القرار الأميركي الاعتراف بها عاصمة لإسرائيل ونقل سفارة بلاده إليها".‎
      And the statement released from the king’s office Agence France-Press received a copy of said that King ʿabdullāh received on Sunday a phone call from the Egyptian leader ʿabdulfattāḥ as-sīsī in which the latter articulated an “examination of the developments connected to al-quds, following the American decision to recognize it as capital of Israel and to move the embassy of the country to it”.
  4. (transitive) to know
  5. (transitive) to profess the faith
  6. (transitive, intransitive) to say confession (modern)
  7. (transitive) to try to find out, question, inquire (modern)
  8. (intransitive) to make oneself known, state one's name and quality
  9. (transitive) to hint at
  10. (intransitive) to be patient
  11. (intransitive) to be obedient, docile, submissive


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