acovardar

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a- +‎ covarde (coward) +‎ -ar.

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

acovardar (first-person singular present acovardo, first-person singular preterite acovardei, past participle acovardado)

  1. (transitive) to make someone lose their courage; to frighten
    As ameaças de processo me acovardaram.
    The threats to sue frightened me.
    Synonyms: assustar, amedrontar
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to lose one’s courage; to chicken out
    Eu queria pular, mas me acovardei.
    I wanted to jump, but I chickened out.
    Synonym: amarelar

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