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EtymologyEdit

From Latin incendere, present active infinitive of incendō. Cognate with English incense.

VerbEdit

encender (first-person singular present enciendo, first-person singular preterite encendí, past participle encendido)

  1. to light, to ignite
    Julio encendió la fogata. Julio ignited the campfire.
  2. to turn on, to switch on, to power up
    María encendió la máquina. María turned on the machine.

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: e becomes ie in stressed syllables.

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