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apostar / aposta

English translation: invest, investment


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Portuguese term or phrase:apostar / aposta
English translation:invest, investment
Entered by: marina hennies
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15:14 Mar 8, 2007
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Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Portuguese term or phrase: apostar / aposta
I am having trouble trying to work out the true meaning of APOSTAR/APOSTA in this article. I know it is defined in the dictionary as "bet" or "to bet" but that does not seem to be what is meant here in these 2 sentences:

"Melo defendeu uma maior APOSTA na prevenção para preservar o valioso património histórico, artístico e cultural existente em Portugal."

"O ideal seria APOSTAR mais na prevenção, criando condições, com poucos investimentos, para que as obras possam ser preservadas".
Neil Barnes
Local time: 07:34
invest, investment
that seems to be the meaning
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marina hennies
Local time: 03:34
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Thanks this is really helpful.
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4 +9invest, investment
marina hennies



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invest, investment

that seems to be the meaning

marina hennies
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Thanks this is really helpful.

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