condenar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to disapprove of)
a. to condemn
Líderes de todo el mundo han condenado el atentado terrorista.Leaders from all over the world have condemned the terrorist attack.
2. (legal)
a. to sentence
El juez condenó al acusado a cuatro años de prisión.The judge sentenced the defendant to four years in prison.
b. to convict
Las dos mujeres fueron condenadas por robo con violencia.The two women were convicted of robbery with assault.
c. to condemn
Lo condenaron a muerte, pero le conmutaron la pena por cadena perpetua.He was condemned to death, but his sentence was commuted for life inprisonment.
d. to order (to pay a compensation)
El tribunal condenó a la empresa al pago de una multa millonaria.The court ordered the firm to pay a fine of several million.
3. (religious)
a. to condemn
Caín mata a su hermano Abel y Dios lo condena a una vida nómada.Cain kills his brother Abel, and God condemns him to a nomadic life.
b. to damn (to hell)
Fue justamente su ambición la que condenó a Satanás al infierno.It was precisely his ambition that damned Satan to hell.
4. (to oblige)
a. to condemn
Su enfermedad la ha condenado a una vida de dependencia.Her sickness has condemned her to a life of dependence.
b. to force
Su pobreza los condena a trabajar desde pequeños.Their poverty forces them to work since they are little.
5. (to block off)
a. to seal
Por razones de seguridad, condenaron la puerta trasera.They sealed the rear door for safety reasons.
b. to brick up (with bricks)
Condenaron esas ventanas para evitar que entrara el ruido de la calle.Those windows were bricked up to keep the street noise out.
condenarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (religious)
a. to be damned
Murió sin arrepentimiento, condenándose así para la eternidad.He died without repentance, and so he is damned for eternity.
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condenar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (declarar culpable)
a. to convict
2. (castigar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
condenar a alguien a algoto sentence somebody to something
fue condenado a tres años de prisiónhe was sentenced to three years in prison
3. (predestinar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar condenado ato be doomed to
esa iniciativa está condenada al fracasothat initiative is doomed to failure
4. (reprobar)
a. to condemn
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a. to be damned
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condenar
transitive verb
1 (desaprobar, criticar) to condemn
2 (Jur) to convict; find guilty; sentence; (a pena capital) to condemn
condenar a algn a tres meses de cárcel to sentence sb to three months in jail; give sb a three-month prison sentence; le condenaron por ladrón they found him guilty of robbery; condenar a algn a una multa to sentence sb to pay a fine
3 (Religión) to damn
4 (Archit) to wall up; block up
5 (fastidiar) to vex; annoy
pronominal verb
condenarse
1 (Jur) to confess; own up; (reprocharse) to blame o.s.
2 (Religión) to be damned
3 (enfadarse) to get cross; get irate
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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