cortejar

cortejar(
kohr
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teh
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hahr
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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 try to gain the love of)
a. to court
Tras la muerte de su esposo, muchos hombres llegaban a cortejar a la viuda adinerada.After her husband's death, many men came to court the wealthy widow.
A mí me encanta escuchar a mi abuelo contar la historia de cómo cortejaba a mi abuelita cuando eran jóvenes.I love to listen to my grandad tell the story of how he courted my grandma when they were young.
b. to woo
Era un galán que cortejaba a todas las mujeres con sus poemas de amor.He was a Don Juan who wooed all the women with his love poems.
2. (to flatter)
a. to court
Está viajando a Washington a cortejar al nuevo presidente, porque quiere tenerlo de su lado.He's traveling to Washing to court the new president, because he wants him on his side.
b. to woo
El país está cortejando a los inversores extranjeros dándoles ventajas fiscales.The country is wooing foreign investors with tax breaks.
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cortejar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to court
cortejar
transitive verb
to court; woo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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