desafiar

desafiar(
deh
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sah
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fyahr
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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 invite to participate)
a. to challenge
Mi padrastro me desafió a un juego de ajedrez.My stepfather challenged me to a game of chess.
b. to dare
Te desafío a ir al centro comercial y no comprar nada.I dare you to go to the mall and not buy anything.
2. (to confront)
a. to defy
Desafió a su papá, y fue a una universidad muy lejos de casa.She defied her father and attended a college far away from home.
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desafiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (persona)
a. to challenge
desafiar a alguien a algo/a que haga algoto challenge somebody to something/to do something
2. (peligro, ley)
a. to defy
desafiar
transitive verb
1 to challenge; dare
desafiar a algn a hacer algo to challenge o dare sb to do sth
2 [+peligro] to defy
3 (competir) to challenge; compete with
4 (México) (pelear) to fight
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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