acallar
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cause to become silent)
a. to silence
El orador fue incapaz de acallar los gritos de los que interrumpían constantemente su discurso.The speaker was unable to silence the constant shouts of hecklers.
b. to quiet
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El sonido repentino de un disparo acalló los gritos de los supervivientes.The sudden sound of a shot quieted the cries of the survivors.
c. to quieten (United Kingdom)
Mi forma de acallar los gritos de los alumnos es mirarles fijamente en silencio.The way I quieten the students' yelling is by staring at them in silence.
d. to quiet down
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los vecinos nos pidieron acallar la música de la fiesta.The neighbors asked us to quiet down the party music.
e. to quieten down (United Kingdom)
Intenté acallar al niño pero no paraba de llorar.I tried to quieten the child down but he wouldn't stop crying.
2. (to put a stop to)
a. to silence (rumors, protest, criticism)
El video del robo acalló los rumores de que Juan era el ladrón.The video of the robbery silenced the rumors that Juan was the thief.
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acallar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to silence
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acallar
transitive verb
1 (silenciar) to silence; quieten; quiet; (EEUU)
2 (calmar) [+furia] to assuage; pacify; [+crítica, duda] to silence
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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