delatar
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delatar(
deh
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lah
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to accuse)
a. to denounce
El ladrón arrestado delató a sus cómplices.The thief under arrest denounced his accomplices.
b. to inform on
Delató a muchos de sus camaradas bajo tortura.He informed on many of his comrades under torture.
2. (to show)
a. to give away
Su mirada delataba su miedo.Her look gave away her fear.
b. to betray
Esa actitud tan agresiva que tiene delata una gran inseguridad.Such an aggresive attitude as he has betrays great insecurity.
delatarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to reveal information)
a. to give oneself away
Se delató diciendo cosas que solo la policía sabía.She gave herself away saying things only the police knew.
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delatar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (denunciar)
a. to denounce
lo delaté a la policíaI reported him to the police
2. (sujeto: sonrisa, ojos)
a. to betray, to give away
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to give oneself away
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delatar
transitive verb
1 [+persona] to denounce; inform against
los delató a la policía he reported them to the police
2 [+actitud, mirada] to betray; give away
pronominal verb
delatarse to give o.s. away
con su nerviosismo acabó delatándose in the end his nerves gave him away
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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