consentir
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consentir(
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sehn
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teer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to let)
a. to allow
Lo siento; mis papás no consienten que me vaya de vacaciones contigo.I'm sorry; my parents won't allow me to go on vacation with you.
b. to permit
El ayuntamiento consintió el cambio de uso de suelo.The city council permitted the change in land use.
c. to tolerate
No tienes porque consentir que te hablen así.There's no reason for you to tolerate them speaking to you like that.
2. (to pamper)
a. to spoil
No debes consentirle tanto a tu hijo.You shouldn't spoil your son so much.
3. (to endure)
a. to bear
Ese estante no consiente más carga.That shelf won't bear any more weight.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to concur)
a. to consent
El hecho de que no te opusiste implica que consientes.The fact that you didn't object implies that you consent.
b. to agree
Ahora que todos han consentido, podemos poner el plan en marcha.Now that everyone has agreed, we can put the plan in action.
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consentir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (tolerar)
a. to allow, to permit
2. (mimar)
a. to spoil
le consienten demasiadothey let him have his own way too much
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
consentir en algo/en hacer algoto agree to something/to do something
consintió en que se quedaranhe agreed to let them stay
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consentir
transitive verb
1 (permitir) to allow; (tolerar) to tolerate
¡eso no se puede consentir! we can't have o allow that!; aquí no te consienten hablar they don't let you speak here; no te consiento que vayas I can't allow you to go
2 (soportar) to stand; bear
la plataforma no consiente más peso the platform will not bear o take any more weight; el abrigo consiente un arreglo más the overcoat will bear repairing once more
3 (mimar) to spoil
intransitive verb
to agree; consent; say yes
consentir en hacer algo to agree to do sth
pronominal verb
consentirse to break; give; give way
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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consentir en
to consent to
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