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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *vewə- (compare vevő ‘buying’, vett ‘he bought’), from Proto-Uralic *wexe- (to take). Often considered a doublet of visz (to carry), but this may not be correct.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈvɛs]
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VerbEdit

vesz

  1. (transitive) to take, grab
    Synonyms: elvesz, fog, megfog
    Vegyél egy almát!Take an apple.
  2. (transitive) to get, take, obtain
    Synonyms: szerez, beszerez, megszerez, szert tesz, kerít
    Honnan vetted ezt a könyvet?Where did you get this book from?
  3. (transitive) to buy
    Synonyms: vásárol, megvásárol, megvesz
    Vegyél kenyeret, légy szíves.Please buy some bread.
  4. (transitive) to take (classes)
    Zongoraórákat vettem tőle.I took piano lessons from her.
  5. (transitive) to consider, deem, regard (as something: -nak/-nek), take (assign some quality to)
    Synonym: tekint
    Ha nem válaszolsz, azt beleegyezésnek veszem.If you don't reply, I'll consider it as consent.
    Ne vedd komolyan!Don't take him/her/it seriously.
  6. (transitive) to consider, to take (to take up as an example)
    Vegyünk egy egyenlő oldalú háromszöget.Consider an equilateral triangle.
    Vegyük például a szomszédaimat.Take my neighbors, for example.
  7. (transitive) to put on (clothes)
    Synonym: felvesz
    Cipőt, kabátot veszek, és indulok.I’ll put on shoes and a coat and I'll set off.

Usage notesEdit

The verbs vész and veszik (q.v.) (’to perish, to be destroyed, to get lost’) may also appear as vesz in some phrases.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

Compound words
With verbal prefixes
Expressions

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • vesz in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.