empenhar

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin *impignāre, from pignus (pledge). Compare Spanish empeñar and Italian impegnare.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌe͡ɪm.peɲˈaʁ/
  • Hyphenation: em‧pe‧nhar

VerbEdit

empenhar (first-person singular present indicative empenho, past participle empenhado)

  1. (transitive) to pawn
  2. (transitive) to pledge
    empenhar a palavrato pledge one's word
  3. (transitive) to force
  4. (transitive) to commit
  5. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to get into debt
  6. (takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive with em) to dedicate oneself; to commit oneself to
    empenhar-se em fazer alguma coisato put a lot into something
  7. (takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive with em) to strive to; to make an effort

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