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EtymologyEdit

From alento (courage; breath).

VerbEdit

alentar (first-person singular present indicative alento, past participle alentado)

  1. to encourage

ConjugationEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /alenˈtaɾ/, [alẽn̪ˈt̪aɾ]

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin *alenitō, *alenitāre, contracted and following metathesis from *anhelitō, from Latin anhelitus < anhelō (I exhale).

VerbEdit

alentar (first-person singular present aliento, first-person singular preterite alenté, past participle alentado)

  1. to encourage, animate, inspirit
    Antonym: desalentar
ConjugationEdit
  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.
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Etymology 2Edit

From a- +‎ lento (slow) +‎ -ar.

VerbEdit

alentar (first-person singular present aliento, first-person singular preterite alenté, past participle alentado)

  1. (Latin America) to slow down, become slow
    Synonym: desacelerar
    Antonym: acelerar
  2. (Mexico, reflexive) to become or behave as a shy, shameful or fearful person
    Synonym: amensarse
ConjugationEdit
  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.
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