aplacar

aplacar(
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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 pacify)
a. to appease
Esther trató de aplacarlo, pero él tomó el plato y lo arrojó contra la pared.Esther tried to appease him but he picked up the plate and threw it at the wall.
b. to placate
Aplaqué a Nicolás y a Matías antes de que se pelearan.I placated Nicolas and Matias before they started a fight.
c. to soothe
El gerente del restorán intentaba aplacar al cliente enojado.The manager of the restaurant tried to soothe the angry customer.
d. to calm down
El piloto les habló a los pasajeros durante la turbulencia para aplacarlos.The pilot spoke to the passengers to calm them down during the turbulence.
2. (to mitigate)
a. to satisfy (hunger)
Las frutas no ayudaron a aplacar mi hambre.The fruits didn't help to satisfy my hunger.
b. to quench (thirst)
Los soldados encontraron un oasis donde pudieron aplacar su sed.The soldiers found an oasis where they could quench they thirst.
c. to soothe (pain)
Este bálsamo aplacará la irritación que sufres en la piel.This balm will soothe the irritation on your skin.
d. to ease (pain)
El entrenador me masajeó la pantorrilla para aplacar el dolor.The coach massaged my calf to ease the pain.
e. to appease (guilt, wrath, anger)
Los aldeanos realizaron sacrificios para aplacar la ira de los dioses.The villagers performed sacrifices to appease the wrath of the gods.
aplacarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to relax)
a. to calm down
Julieta se tomó un ansiolítico para aplacarse y se recostó sobre la cama.Julieta took an anti-anxiety pill to calm down and lay down on the bed.
4. (to lose intensity)
a. to die down
Su ira se aplacó cuando percibió que nadie estaba en su contra.His rage died down when he noticed that nobody was arguing against him.
b. to abate
Se aplacó la tormenta y finalmente salió el sol.The storm abated and the sun finally emerged.
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aplacar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (persona, ánimos)
a. to placate
2. (hambre)
a. to satisfy
3. (sed)
a. to quench
4. (dolor)
a. to ease
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (persona, ánimos)
a. to calm down
aplacar
transitive verb
(apaciguar) [+persona] to appease; placate; [+hambre] to satisfy; [+sed] to quench; satisfy
intenté aplacar los ánimos de todos I tried to calm everyone down
pronominal verb
aplacarse [+tormenta] to die down
salieron a la mar en cuanto se aplacó la tormenta
al final se aplacaron los ánimos people finally calmed down
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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