apoderar

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apoderar (first-person singular present apodero, past participle apoderat)

  1. To overpower
  2. to seize

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese apoderar, corresponding to a- +‎ poder (power) +‎ -ar.

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VerbEdit

apoderar (first-person singular present indicative apodero, past participle apoderado)

  1. (takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive with de) to seize (to take possession of)
    O imperador apoderou-se dos territórios vizinhos.
    The emperor seized neighbouring territories.
  2. (figuratively, takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive with de) to seize (to have a sudden and powerful effect upon)
    Não posso deixar o medo apoderar-se de mim.
    I can’t let fear seize me.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

a- +‎ poder (power) +‎ -ar

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /apodeˈɾaɾ/, [a.po.ð̞eˈɾaɾ]

VerbEdit

apoderar (first-person singular present apodero, first-person singular preterite apoderé, past participle apoderado)

  1. to empower
  2. (reflexive) to seize, to gain, to get hold of, to get one's hands on (+ de)
  3. (reflexive) to take control of, to take possession of (+ de)

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