avergonzar

avergonzar(
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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 humiliate)
a. to embarrass
Su madre aprovecha cada chance que tiene para avergonzarle delante de sus amigos.His mother takes every chance she gets to embarrass him in front of his friends.
2. (to dishonor)
a. to shame
Que lo llevara a casa la policía avergonzó a su familia más de lo que podía imaginar.Being brought home by the police shamed his family more than he could imagine.
avergonzarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to feel remorse)
a. to be ashamed
Me avergüenzo de tener que decírtelo, pero creo que te hace falta una ducha.I am ashamed to have to tell you this, but I think you need a shower.
4. (to feel shame)
a. to be embarrassed
Me avergüenza que me haya llevado tanto tiempo terminar la tarea.I am embarrassed that it took me so long to complete the assignment.
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avergonzar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (deshonrar, humillar)
a. to shame
2. (abochornar)
a. to embarrass
el comportamiento de mi marido me avergüenzaI feel embarrassed by my husomebodyand's behavior
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (por remordimiento)
a. to be ashamed
4. (por timidez)
a. to be embarrassed
me avergüenzo de haberla insultadoI'm ashamed to have insulted her
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avergonzar
transitive verb
(hacer pasar vergüenza) to shame; put to shame; (poner en un aprieto) to embarrass;
pronominal verb
avergonzarse
1 (sentir vergüenza) to be ashamed;de, por about, at, of
avergonzarse de hacer algo to be ashamed to do sth; se avergonzó de haberlo dicho he was ashamed at having said it
2 (sentirse violento) to be embarrassed
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