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EtymologyEdit

Zelo (zeal) +‎ -ar, or from Late Latin zēlō, zēlāre, from Ancient Greek ζήλος (zḗlos, zeal; jealousy).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

zelar (first-person singular present indicative zelo, past participle zelado)

  1. to devotedly take care of something
    O leitor zela seus livros.
    The reader takes care of his book.
  2. to ensure that something takes place or exists
    Zelo pela boa educação.
    I ensure that there is politeness.
    A polícia zela pela ordem.
    The police ensures order.

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (to ensure that something takes place or exists): garantir

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