atentar

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atentar(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to try to attack)
a. to make an attempt
El papa Juan Pablo II perdonó al hombre que atentó contra su vida.Pope John Paul II forgave the man who made an attempt on his life.
2. (to put in jeopardy)
a. to threaten
La crisis energética atenta contra el bienestar de los ciudadanos.The energy crisis threatens the well-being of citizens.
b. to infringe
Esa ley es discriminatoria y atenta contra el derecho de las minorías religiosas.That law is discriminatory and infringes the rights of religious minorities.
c. to put at risk
Los movimientos fascistas que surgieron atentan contra la democracia.The fascist movements that arose put democracy at risk.
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atentar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a.
atentar contra (la vida de) alguiento make an attempt on somebody's life
atentar contra algoto be a crime against something
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atentar
intransitive verb
atentar a o contra to commit an outrage against; atentar contra la honra de algn to indecently assault sb; atentar contra la ley to break the law; atentar contra la vida de algn to make an attempt on sb's life
transitive verb
[+crimen etc] to attempt; try to commit
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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