Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Vulgar Latin *adferrāre, from ferrum (iron, sword).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /af.ferˈ
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: af‧fer‧rà‧re

Verb edit

afferràre (first-person singular present affèrro, first-person singular past historic afferrài, past participle afferràto, auxiliary avére)

  1. to grab; to grasp
    Synonyms: prendere, acciuffare; see also Thesaurus:afferrare
  2. to take advantage of (a circumstance); to seize
    Synonyms: cogliere, approfittare, avvantaggiarsi
    afferrare il momentoto seize the moment
  3. to grasp; to understand
    Synonyms: capire, comprendere
    afferrare l'ideato get the idea
    hai afferrato che te ne devi andare?
    did you understand that you need to go away?

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