HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

be- +‎ avat

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈbɛɒvɒt]
  • Hyphenation: be‧avat
  • Rhymes: -ɒt

VerbEdit

beavat

  1. (transitive) to inaugurate (to induct into office with a formal ceremony)
    Synonym: beiktat
  2. (transitive) to let in on (on something: -ba/-be) (to disclose information to someone; to tell somebody a secret or share privileged information)
    Beavattak a titokba.They let me in on the secret.
  3. (transitive, of clothing) to preshrink (to shrink in advance, before sale, in order to ensure better fit)

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Further readingEdit

  • beavat in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • beavat in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress)