desencantar
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desencantar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to disappoint)
a. to disillusion
El cantante estaba viejo y desencantó a sus admiradores.The singer was old and disillusioned his fans.
2. (to break the spell of)
a. to disenchant
Solo una bruja podía desencantar a la princesa durmiente.Only a witch could disenchant the sleeping princess.
b. to free from a spell
El hechicero desencantó al caballero.The wizard freed the knight from the spell.
desencantarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to become disappointed)
a. to become disillusioned
La gente se ha desencantado de la política.People have become disillusioned with politics.
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desencantar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (decepcionar)
a. to disappoint
2. (romper el hechizo)
a. to disenchant
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to be disappointed
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desencantar
transitive verb
1 (quitar la ilusión a) to disillusion; disenchant
2 (quitar un encantamiento a) to free from a spell
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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