desconsolar

desconsolar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to upset deeply)
a. to distress
Los problemas de salud de mi tío desconsolaban a toda la familia.My uncle's health problems distressed the whole family.
b. to grieve
Me desconsuela terriblemente ver el estado en que está mi esposa.It grieves me deeply to see the condition my wife is in.
c. to break ... heart
La tristísima historia de Juan desconsolaría a cualquiera.The very sad story of Juan would break anybody's heart.
desconsolarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to feel sorrow or lose hope)
a. to be distressed
Todos nuestros vecinos se desconsolaron mucho por el fallecimiento de Raquel.All our neighbors were really distressed by the death of Raquel.
b. to despair
A pesar de sus problemas de salud, Augusto nunca se desconsolaba.Despite his health issues, Augusto never despaired.
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desconsolar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to distress
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
desconsolar
transitive verb
to distress
pronominal verb
desconsolarse to despair
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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