encender

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /enθenˈdeɾ/, [ẽn̟.θẽn̪ˈd̪eɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ensenˈdeɾ/, [ẽn.sẽn̪ˈd̪eɾ]

VerbEdit

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

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

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