empeño
masculine noun
1. pawning (de joyas, bienes)
  • casa de empeños -> pawnshop
2. determination (obstinación)
  • tener empeño en hacer algo -> to be determined to do something
  • poner empeño en hacer algo -> to make a great effort to do something, to take pains to do something
  • morir en el empeño -> to die in the attempt

empeño [em-pay’-nyo]
noun
1. Obligation contracted by pledging. (m)
2. Engagement, contract. (m)
3. Earnest desire, ardent love. (m)
4. Boldness; courage and perseverance in overcoming difficulties. (m)
5. Firmness, constancy. (m)
6. Protection, favor, recommendation. (m)
7. Recommender, the person who protects or favors. (m)
  • Con empeño -> with great ardor, diligence, eagerness
  • Tengo un empeño con Vd, -> have a particular favor to ask you
  • Tiene empeño en que su amigo salga bien -> he is bent on his friend’s success

empeño
1 (resolución) determination; (insistencia) insistence
poner empeño en algo to put a lot of effort into sth; poner empeño en hacer algo to strive to do sth; tener empeño en hacer algo to be bent on doing sth; con empeño (con insistencia) insistently; (con ahínco) eagerly; keenly
2 (tienda) pawnshop
3 (objeto) pledge
4 (empresa) undertaking
morir en el empeño to die in the attempt

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