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encender

  
encender
transitive verb
1. to light (vela, cigarro, chimenea)
  • encender una cerilla to light o strike a match
2. to switch on (aparato)
  • enciende la luz, que no veo switch the light on, I can't see
3. to arouse (entusiasmo, ira); to inflame (pasión, discusión)
encenderse
pronominal verb
1. to ignite (fuego, gas); to come on (luz, estufa)
2. to go red, to blush (persona, rostro); to flare up (de ira)
encender
transitive verb
1 (prender) [+fuego, cigarrillo] to light; [+cerilla] to strike; [+luz, radio] to turn on; switch on; put on; [+gas] to light; turn on; (Informática) to toggle on; switch on;
2 (avivar) [+pasiones] to inflame; [+entusiasmo] to arouse; [+celos, odio] to awake; [+guerra] to spark off
3 (Caribe) (azotar) to beat; (castigar) to punish
pronominal verb
encenderse
1 (prenderse) to light
¿cuándo se encienden las luces? when is lighting-up time?
2 [+cara, ojos] to light up
3 [+persona] (exaltarse) to get excited; (ruborizarse) to blush; (estallar) to break out
encenderse de ira to flare up with rage; fly into a temper
Verb Conjugations for encender
Gerund: encendiendo
Participle: encendido
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
Indicative
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yoenciendoencendíencendíaencenderíaencenderé
enciendesencendisteencendíasencenderíasencenderás
él/ella/Ud.enciendeencendióencendíaencenderíaencenderá
nosotrosencendemosencendimosencendíamosencenderíamosencenderemos
vosotrosencendéisencendisteisencendíaisencenderíaisencenderéis
ellos/ellas/Uds.enciendenencendieronencendíanencenderíanencenderán
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