ilusionar

ilusionar
transitive verb
1. (to fill with excitement) 
a. to excite 
Me ilusiona la idea de trabajar con un grupo de gente tan creativa.I'm excited at the idea of working with a group of really creative people.
b. to thrill 
Estar con él ya no me ilusiona tanto como al principio de la relación.Being with him doesn't thrill me as much as it used to at the beginning of the relationship.
2. (to inspire false hope in) 
a. no direct translation 
El candidato ilusionó a los votantes con sus promesas de mejoras económicas.The candidate built up voters' expectations with promises of economic improvement.
El profesor ilusionó a los alumnos al decirles que el examen no era difícil.The teacher got the students' hopes up when he said the exam wouldn't be difficult.
ilusionarse
pronominal verb
3. (to build up one's expectations) 
Cuando suena el teléfono me ilusiono pensando en que sea Juan.When the phone rings I get my hopes up thinking it could be Juan.
4. (to be thrilled) 
Miguel se ilusionó porque su abuelo lo iba a visitar ese fin de semana.Miguel was excited about his grandfather coming to visit that weekend.
ilusionar
transitive verb
1. (esperanzar) 
a. no direct translation 
ilusionar a alguien (con algo)to build up somebody's hopes (about something)
2. (emocionar) 
a. to excite, to thrill 
pronominal verb
3. (esperanzarse) 
a. to get one's hopes up 
4. (emocionarse) 
a. to get excited 
ilusionar
transitive verb
1 (entusiasmar) to excite; thrill
me ilusiona mucho el viaje I'm really excited about the journey
2 (alentar falsamente)
ilusionar a algn to get sb's hopes up
pronominal verb
ilusionarse
1 (entusiasmarse) to get excited
2 (falsamente) to get one's hopes up
no te ilusiones don't get your hopes up
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