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Definition of Llevar

The word “llevar” generally refers to conveying something from one place to another farther away from the one being referred to or the one the person using the verb mentally situates themselves in.


  1. Transport
  2. Transfer
  3. Move
  4. Guide
  5. Drive
  6. Direct
  7. Collect
  8. Exceed
  9. Surpass
  10. Snatch
  11. Abduct
  12. Ransack
  13. Seize
  14. Carry away


It comes from the Latin “levāre” which means to relieve or lift, and due to context, its multiple popular meanings can be lost sight of.

It can be used to demand payment of a price or rights for something. More commonly, it can be used to refer to “taking” a woman to bed or to give a beating to a child, that is, to “take” them.

It can be used to violently cut, separate one thing from another, as in “That bullet took his arm.”

In reference to tolerance, “tolerate” a situation patiently or to convince someone to accept a certain opinion.

It can also be used to designate guiding, driving, or directing, as in “That road leads to the city.” It can mean to have or be provided with something, “carried.”

Another very common meaning is to wear a dress, clothing, etc. For example: so-and-so “wears” such a garment.

In the case of the meaning of having spent a certain period of time in a situation or in the same place, it can be exemplified as: “He has been” in school for so many years.

For the second case, an example is: “He has been” sick for three months or “We have been” here for a long time.


As can be seen, this word can be used in multiple contexts, and another one of them is to refer to having performed or experienced a certain action. Generally with the implied idea that an action continues or can continue, for example: “I have” read twenty pages of that book.