The 400 most common Verbs in 🇮🇹 Italian

avere

(verb)

to have

fare

(verb)

to do

potere

(verb)

can, could, to be able to

dovere

(verb)

to owe

dire

(verb)

to say, tell

venire

(verb)

to come

volere

(verb)

to want

andare

(verb)

to go

vedere

(verb)

to see

stare

(verb)

to stay, remain

sapere

(verb)

to know

dare

(verb)

to give

trovare

(verb)

to find

mettere

(verb)

to put, to place, to lay, to set

pensare

(verb)

to think

parlare

(verb)

to talk, to speak

scrivere

(verb)

to write

prendere

(verb)

to take, hold, pick up, get

portare

(verb)

to bring, fetch, take, carry

sentire

(verb)

to feel

chiedere

(verb)

to ask

cercare

(verb)

to look for

sembrare

(verb)

to seem, to look , to appear

usare

(verb)

to use

lasciare

(verb)

to leave

arrivare

(verb)

to arrive, to come, to reach

riuscire

(verb)

to manage, ) to be able to accomplish

rendere

(verb)

to give back, to return

credere

(verb)

to believe

porre

(verb)

to put

trattare

(verb)

to treat, to handle, to deal with

diventare

(verb)

to become , to go , to turn

tenere

(verb)

to hold

conoscere

(verb)

to know , to meet , to experience

capire

(verb)

to understand

passare

(verb)

to pass

chiamare

(verb)

to call

tornare

(verb)

to return, to come back

rimanere

(verb)

to stay

esistere

(verb)

to exist, to be

presentare

(verb)

to present

utilizzare

(verb)

to use, make use of, utilize

continuare

(verb)

to continue, to keep on doing

considerare

(verb)

to consider, to examine, to weigh, to contemplate

vivere

(verb)

to live, to be alive

ricordare

(verb)

to remember, to recall, to recollect

prevedere

(verb)

to foresee, to anticipate

guardare

(verb)

to look at, to watch, to glance or gaze at

rispondere

(verb)

to answer, to reply, to respond

creare

(verb)

to create

aprire

(verb)

to open

seguire

(verb)

to follow, to pursue

lavorare

(verb)

to work, to labor

leggere

(verb)

to read

permettere

(verb)

to allow, to let, to permit, to authorize, to entitle

entrare

(verb)

to enter, to go in

uscire

(verb)

to go out, leave, exit

piacere

(verb)

to be pleasing to

cominciare

(verb)

to begin, to start, to commence, to set about

realizzare

(verb)

to achieve, realise/realize, see through

ottenere

(verb)

to obtain, to achieve, to gain

decidere

(verb)

to decide , to fix, to arrange, to determine

riguardare

(verb)

to concern, regard, be about, deal with, speak to

rappresentare

(verb)

to be, constitute, represent, account for, symbolize, mean

richiedere

(verb)

to ask for, demand, apply for

cambiare

(verb)

to exchange

finire

(verb)

to finish

comprendere

(verb)

to comprise, to include, to encompass

perdere

(verb)

to lose

contenere

(verb)

to contain

costituire

(verb)

to constitute, establish, set up, form

nascere

(verb)

to be born

iniziare

(verb)

to begin, to set about

pubblicare

(verb)

to publish

provare

(verb)

to try, try out, test

raggiungere

(verb)

to reach, arrive at, get to, touch

produrre

(verb)

to produce, yield, bear, generate

servire

(verb)

to serve

fornire

(verb)

to supply, to provide, to furnish, to give, to yield

intendere

(verb)

to mean

offrire

(verb)

to offer, treat

svolgere

(verb)

to unroll, unwind

ricevere

(verb)

to receive, get, have, be given, take

definire

(verb)

to define

scegliere

(verb)

to choose

avvenire

(verb)

to happen, to occur

consentire

(verb)

to agree, to assent, to consent

restare

(verb)

to stay, to remain

partire

(verb)

to depart, to leave, to set forth

spiegare

(verb)

to explain, elucidate, expound, show, account, understand

inviare

(verb)

to send out, to dispatch, to forward, to ship

ritenere

(verb)

to hold again

parere

(verb)

to look, to seem, to appear

scoprire

(verb)

to uncover

proporre

(verb)

to propose, suggest, or put forward

bisognare

(verb)

to be necessary, to have to, must, should, ought to

sostenere

(verb)

to support, to hold up, to prop, to carry the weight of

rispettare

(verb)

to respect, honour/honor

riconoscere

(verb)

to recognize

costruire

(verb)

to build, construct

aggiungere

(verb)

to add, to append

risultare

(verb)

to turn out to be, prove to be or emerge as

aspettare

(verb)

to wait for, await, wait or

indicare

(verb)

to point out, point to

significare

(verb)

to mean, to signify

apparire

(verb)

to appear

assumere

(verb)

to take on, assume

aiutare

(verb)

to help, assist

pagare

(verb)

to pay

dimostrare

(verb)

to show, to display, to manifest, to demonstrate, to look, to appear, to evince

evitare

(verb)

to avoid, shy away from

esprimere

(verb)

to express

amare

(verb)

to love, to like

sviluppare

(verb)

to develop

effettuare

(verb)

to effect, to carry out, to make

raccontare

(verb)

to tell, to narrate, to recount, to relate

ridurre

(verb)

to reduce

mostrare

(verb)

to show

inserire

(verb)

to insert

mantenere

(verb)

to maintain, to keep

dedicare

(verb)

to dedicate

organizzare

(verb)

to organize, arrange, set up

condurre

(verb)

to lead, to guide, to escort

affermare

(verb)

to declare, to affirm, to state, to claim, to assert

bastare

(verb)

to be enough

occupare

(verb)

to occupy, take over, squat in

incontrare

(verb)

to meet, come across, bump into, run into, find, encounter

stabilire

(verb)

to establish, to fix, to set, to settle, to define, to agree on

giungere

(verb)

to arrive, to reach, to come

affrontare

(verb)

to face or confront

sperare

(verb)

or che ) to hope

garantire

(verb)

to guarantee, warrant, ensure, assure

accettare

(verb)

to accept, to admit

ascoltare

(verb)

to listen to

rivolgere

(verb)

to turn again

disporre

(verb)

to place, to arrange, to set out, to organize

aumentare

(verb)

to increase, to raise, to augment, to boost

interessare

(verb)

to be interesting, to be of interest, to interest, to hold somebody's interest

riportare

(verb)

to bring again, bring back, take back, carry back

crescere

(verb)

to grow, to increase, to expand

partecipare

(verb)

to take part in, to participate in, to share

mancare

(verb)

to be lacking, to be missing

determinare

(verb)

to determine, define, establish, set out, calculate

occorrere

(verb)

must, to need, to be necessary

muovere

(verb)

to move

basare

(verb)

to base, ground, found

valere

(verb)

to be worth

osservare

(verb)

to observe, watch, study, examine

verificare

(verb)

to verify, test, check, examine, inspect, survey

unire

(verb)

to unite, to put together

accadere

(verb)

to happen

giocare

(verb)

to play, specifically:

descrivere

(verb)

to describe

formare

(verb)

to form, create, shape, make, mould/mold

risolvere

(verb)

to solve

riferire

(verb)

to wound again

legare

(verb)

bind, tie

superare

(verb)

to exceed

mandare

(verb)

to send, forward, dispatch, transmit

applicare

(verb)

to apply, to put, to stick, to spread

registrare

(verb)

to register, record, note

compiere

(verb)

to finish, to complete

assicurare

(verb)

to assure, guarantee

limitare

(verb)

to limit or restrict

confermare

(verb)

to confirm

funzionare

(verb)

to work, to function

imparare

(verb)

to learn

gestire

(verb)

to manage, run or administer

citare

(verb)

to summon

divenire

(verb)

to become

postare

(verb)

to post

preparare

(verb)

to prepare, make ready, get ready, arrange

dimenticare

(verb)

to forget

costringere

(verb)

to force, to compel, to constrain, to oblige

raccogliere

(verb)

to pick up, glean

comportare

(verb)

to entail, to imply, to spell, to require

coinvolgere

(verb)

to involve, to implicate

collegare

(verb)

to connect, to join together, to link, to link up

notare

(verb)

Archaic form of nuotare .

mangiare

(verb)

to eat

vendere

(verb)

to sell

succedere

(verb)

to take the place , to succeed

fermare

(verb)

to stop

studiare

(verb)

to study

cadere

(verb)

to fall

eseguire

(verb)

to execute, carry out, do, make, perform, fulfill, effect

trasformare

(verb)

to change, transform, convert, turn

vincere

(verb)

to win

colpire

(verb)

to hit, strike, smite

modificare

(verb)

to modify, alter

impegnare

(verb)

to pawn

comporre

(verb)

to compose, compound

sedere

(verb)

to sit

imporre

(verb)

to impose, set, lay

tentare

(verb)

to try, to attempt

convincere

(verb)

to convince, persuade, argue, satisfy

operare

(verb)

to operate, work, act

preferire

(verb)

to prefer

riprendere

(verb)

to take or grab again

condividere

(verb)

to share

controllare

(verb)

to check, verify, inspect, examine

comunicare

(verb)

to communicate, to transmit, to impart, to convey

comprare

(verb)

to buy

concludere

(verb)

to conclude, close, end, finish

destinare

(verb)

to establish irrevocably as destiny, to destine, to have in store, to decree

commentare

(verb)

to annotate

diffondere

(verb)

to spread

chiudere

(verb)

to close, to shut

desiderare

(verb)

to wish, to want, to like, to desire, to long

adottare

(verb)

to adopt

togliere

(verb)

to take off, pull away

accompagnare

(verb)

to go with, come with, accompany, escort

tendere

(verb)

to tighten

immaginare

(verb)

to imagine, picture, fancy, conceive

acquistare

(verb)

to buy or purchase

migliorare

(verb)

to improve, to ameliorate, to better

individuare

(verb)

to identify

scendere

(verb)

to go down, come down

nascondere

(verb)

to hide, to conceal

suonare

(verb)

to play

girare

(verb)

to turn, stir, turn over

spingere

(verb)

to push, press

alzare

(verb)

to lift , to raise, to heave

guidare

(verb)

to guide, lead, show, escort

agire

(verb)

to act or operate

ripetere

(verb)

to repeat

intervenire

(verb)

to happen, to occur

ritrovare

(verb)

to find again, to find

introdurre

(verb)

to put, to insert

sottolineare

(verb)

to underline, underscore

discutere

(verb)

to discuss, debate, moot, question

salire

(verb)

to go up, to come up

recuperare

(verb)

to recover, regain, retrieve, recuperate, get back, recoup, fetch

rivelare

(verb)

to reveal, disclose, let out, make known, tell

ammettere

(verb)

to admit, accept, acknowledge

avvicinare

(verb)

to move near, move closer, bring near

toccare

(verb)

to touch

abbandonare

(verb)

to abandon

uccidere

(verb)

to kill

correre

(verb)

to run

valutare

(verb)

to value

tirare

(verb)

to pull, to draw, to tug, to drag

promuovere

(verb)

to promote, to favor, to encourage

includere

(verb)

to enclose

segnalare

(verb)

to indicate or be a sign of

fissare

(verb)

to fasten, fix, secure

escludere

(verb)

to exclude , to leave out

ritornare

(verb)

to return, to go back

vuol

(verb)

Apocopic form of vuole

impedire

(verb)

to prevent, to prohibit, to hamper, to hinder, to impede, to obstruct

dipendere

(verb)

to depend , to be up to , to hang , to come from, to be due to

contribuire

(verb)

to contribute

possedere

(verb)

to possess, have, own

avviare

(verb)

to send, to refer

provocare

(verb)

to cause

invitare

(verb)

to invite

procedere

(verb)

to proceed, to advance, to go forward

caratterizzare

(verb)

to characterize

accorgersi

(verb)

to notice

dormire

(verb)

to sleep

coprire

(verb)

to cover

appartenere

(verb)

to belong

esporre

(verb)

to expose, put out, display, show

salvare

(verb)

to save, rescue, retrieve, deliver

lanciare

(verb)

to throw, to sling, to launch

soddisfare

(verb)

to satisfy

dirigere

(verb)

to address

approvare

(verb)

to approve

proteggere

(verb)

to shield or protect

derivare

(verb)

to originate

proseguire

(verb)

to continue, carry on, go on, resume

sostituire

(verb)

to substitute

trasmettere

(verb)

to transmit, transfer, pass on, hand down, convey, communicate

difendere

(verb)

to defend

preoccupare

(verb)

to worry, to trouble, to bother

favorire

(verb)

to favour/favor, to help, to aid, to support

ridere

(verb)

to laugh

eliminare

(verb)

to eliminate

emergere

(verb)

to emerge, come out, surface, appear

consigliare

(verb)

to advise, to suggest, to recommend, to counsel

insegnare

(verb)

to teach

affidare

(verb)

to entrust, commit, give, leave

domandare

(verb)

to ask

generare

(verb)

to procreate, beget, breed, create

avanzare

(verb)

to advance, to proceed

estendere

(verb)

to extend

attendere

(verb)

to wait for, to await

sbagliare

(verb)

to make a mistake, be wrong

informare

(verb)

to inform, tell, report, notify

curare

(verb)

to treat, cure

concedere

(verb)

to award, bestow

consistere

(verb)

to consist

contare

(verb)

to count

combattere

(verb)

to fight, to combat

conservare

(verb)

to keep, preserve, retain, conserve, hold, save

riflettere

(verb)

to reflect

bere

(verb)

to drink

rischiare

(verb)

to risk, to jeopardize

accogliere

(verb)

to welcome, receive

manifestare

(verb)

to express, to reveal

spostare

(verb)

to move, to shift

fondare

(verb)

to found, establish, constitute, start, set up, build

corrispondere

(verb)

to correspond or

attaccare

(verb)

to stick, attach, append

liberare

(verb)

to free, set free, release, liberate, deliver, rid

distribuire

(verb)

to distribute

trasferire

(verb)

to transfer, move, remove, shift

distinguere

(verb)

to distinguish, discern, discriminate

soffrire

(verb)

to suffer, to feel, to go through

distruggere

(verb)

to destroy, wipe out or ruin

ringraziare

(verb)

to thank

rientrare

(verb)

to reenter, to go back

sorgere

(verb)

to rise

sottoporre

(verb)

to subject

visitare

(verb)

to visit

cogliere

(verb)

to pick, to gather

identificare

(verb)

to identify

godere

(verb)

to enjoy or

esercitare

(verb)

to train or

attribuire

(verb)

to award, assign, give

suggerire

(verb)

to suggest, to hint, to propose, to advise

trarre

(verb)

to draw, extract, pull

rifiutare

(verb)

to be unwilling to accept or receive, to refuse, decline, reject

dividere

(verb)

to divide

integrare

(verb)

to supplement, to complement

tradurre

(verb)

to translate

investire

(verb)

to invest

lucere

(verb)

to shine

capitare

(verb)

to happen

puntare

(verb)

to push, lean, rest, plant, brace

connettere

(verb)

to connect, to join, to link

assistere

(verb)

to assist

votare

(verb)

to vote , ,

causare

(verb)

to cause

esaminare

(verb)

to examine, vet, audit

dotare

(verb)

to endow

evidenziare

(verb)

to highlight, to stress, to emphasize, to underline, to point out

cantare

(verb)

to sing

ordinare

(verb)

to order

conseguire

(verb)

to achieve, to attain, to get, to gain

scaricare

(verb)

to unload, discharge, empty, unburden

assegnare

(verb)

to assign, allocate or allot

battere

(verb)

to beat, to strike, to hit

rompere

(verb)

to break

iscrivere

(verb)

to register, enter, record

correggere

(verb)

to correct

riservare

(verb)

to reserve, keep, set aside

installare

(verb)

to install, to place

piangere

(verb)

to weep, cry

attivare

(verb)

to activate

accedere

(verb)

to approach

concentrare

(verb)

to gather, assemble, bring together, merge

recare

(verb)

to carry

firmare

(verb)

to sign

spedire

(verb)

to send, dispatch, post, mail, forward, ship

analizzare

(verb)

to analyse/analyze, to test, to examine

acquisire

(verb)

to acquire

negare

(verb)

to deny

nominare

(verb)

to name, call, dub

sorridere

(verb)

to smile, to grin

smettere

(verb)

to stop or cease

temere

(verb)

to fear or or

rilevare

(verb)

to point out, emphasize

dannare

(verb)

to damn

impiegare

(verb)

to use, employ

provvedere

(verb)

to provide, to supply, to furnish

precisare

(verb)

to state, fix, tell exactly, state exactly, specify

sfruttare

(verb)

to exploit

bloccare

(verb)

to block, block up, block off

attraversare

(verb)

to cross, to go through, to span

stringere

(verb)

to clasp, to grasp, to grab tightly, to hold tightly