"apagar" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

transitive verb
1. to put out (fuego, incendio); to switch off (luz); to extinguish (vela); to turn o switch off (aparato)
  • apagar el fuego de la cocina -> to turn o switch off the cooker
  • “por favor apaguen sus cigarrillos” -> “please extinguish your cigarettes”
2. to quench (sed); to get rid of (dolor); to soften (color); to muffle (sonido)
pronomial verb
1. to go out (fuego, vela, luz)
  • tarda un par de minutos en apagarse -> it takes a couple of minutes to switch itself off (aparato)
2. to be quenched (sed); to die down (dolor, rencor); to fade (color); to die away (sonido); to become dull (brillo); to die, to be extinguished (ilusión)

apagar [ah-pah-gar’]
article & verb transitive
1. To quench (sed), to extinguish, to put out (fire).
2. To efface, to destroy. (Metaphorical)
3. To glaring colors which are too bright or garling. (Art)
4. To switch off, to turn off (luz).
5. To dead, deaden. (Mecahnic)
  • Apagar la cal -> to slake lime
  • Apagar la sed -> to quench the thirst
  • Apagar la voz -> to put a mute on the bridge of stringed musical instruments for the pupose of softening the sound
  • Apagarse la lumbre -> la luz o el fuego, to go out

1 [+fuego, vela, cerilla] to put out; (soplando) to blow out
apagó el cigarrillo en el cenicero he put out o stubbed out his cigarette in the ashtray
por favor, apaguen sus cigarrillos please extinguish all cigarettes
(entonces) apaga y vámonos let's forget it (then)
si después de este consejo vas a seguir haciendo lo que te de la gana, entonces apaga y vámonos
2 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) to turn off; switch off
apaga la luz/tele turn o switch the light/TV off; apagó el motor y salió del coche she switched off the engine and got out of the car; apagar el sistema (Informática) to close o shut down the system
3 [+sed] to quench
4 [+ira] to calm; [+rencor] to pacify
5 [+dolor] to take away; soothe
6 [+sonido] to muffle; deaden; (Música) to mute
7 [+color] to tone down; soften
8 [+cal] to slake
9 (And) (Caribe) [+arma de fuego] to empty; discharge
1 [+fuego, vela] to go out; (con el viento) to blow out; [+volcán] to become extinct
2 [+luz] to go out; [+aparato] (automáticamente) to switch off; go off; (por avería) to stop working
el motor se apaga en caso de incendio the engine switches off if there is a fire; la tele se me apagó durante el partido the TV stopped working during the match
3 [+ira, rencor] to subside; die away
su entusiasmo se apagó con los años his enthusiasm died away o subsided over the years
4 [+sonido] to die away
5 [+persona] to fade (away)
su vida se apaga his life is coming to an end o ebbing away; su mirada se apagó con los años the light went out of her eyes over the years

Verb Conjugations for "apagar" (go to to turn off)


yo apago apagué apagaba apagaría apagaré
apagas apagaste apagabas apagarías apagarás
él/ella/Ud. apaga apagó apagaba apagaría apagará
nosotros apagamos apagamos apagábamos apagaríamos apagaremos
vosotros apagáis apagasteis apagabais apagaríais apagaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. apagan apagaron apagaban apagarían apagarán
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