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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

en- +‎ grande (big) +‎ -ecer

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ẽ.ɡɾɐ̃.dɨ.ˈseɾ/
  • Hyphenation: en‧gran‧de‧cer

VerbEdit

engrandecer (first-person singular present indicative engrandeço, past participle engrandecido)

  1. to aggrandize
  2. to enhance
  3. to exalt

ConjugationEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

en- +‎ grande + -ecer

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

engrandecer (first-person singular present engrandezco, first-person singular preterite engrandecí, past participle engrandecido)

  1. to enlarge, magnify
  2. to exalt, speak highly of
  3. to exaggerate

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: c becomes a zc before a or o.