Imperfectvosotrosconjugation ofamparar.

amparar

amparar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to safegard)
a. to protect
El Estado tiene la obligación de amparar la libertad de expresión.The state has an obligation to protect freedom of expression.
2. (to shield)
a. to shelter
Después del terremoto, la prioridad es amparar a las personas de la lluvia y el frío.After the earthquake, the priority is to shelter people from rain and the cold.
b. to give shelter to
Este centro comunitario se creó para amparar a las personas sin hogar.This community center was created to give shelter to homeless people.
ampararse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to defend oneself)
a. to seek protection
Él se amparó en el derecho humanitario para evitar su deportación.He sought protection from humanitarian law to avoid deportation.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Se amparó en la ley para declarase en quiebra y poder negociar sus deudas.He exercised his right to declare bankruptcy and negotiate his debt.
El acusado se amparó en su inmunidad diplomática para evitar ser encarcelado.The accused used his diplomatic immunity to protect himself from incarceration.
4. (to take refuge)
a. to shelter oneself
Tuvimos que entrar corriendo a un almacén para ampararnos de la tormenta.We had to run into a warehouse to shelter ourselves from the storm.
b. to seek protection
Empezó a llover y corrimos a la tienda más cerca para ampararnos de los elementos.It started raining and we ran to the nearest store to seek protection from the elements.
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amparar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (proteger)
a. to protect
2. (dar cobijo a)
a. to give shelter to, to take in
ese derecho lo ampara la Constituciónthat right is enshrined in the Constitution
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (cobijarse)
a.
ampararse deto (take) shelter from
ampararse en una leyto have recourse to a law
se ampara en la excusa de que no sabía nadashe uses her ignorance as an excuse
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amparar
transitive verb
1 (proteger) to protect;de from; shelter; (ayudar) to help
amparar a los pobres to help the poor; lo ampara el ministro the minister protects him; la ley nos ampara the law is there to protect us
2 (Jur) [+criminal] to harbour; harbor; (EEUU)
3 (Caribe) (pedir prestado) to borrow
pronominal verb
ampararse
1 (buscar protección) to seek protection; seek help
ampararse con o de o en to seek the protection of
2 (de la lluvia) to shelter
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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