desilusionaban
-they disappointed
The word desilusionaban is the imperfect form of desilusionar in the third person plural.
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desilusionar

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desilusionar(
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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 fail to meet expectations of)
a. to disappoint
El empate desilusionó a los hinchas, que esperaban que su equipo ganara.The draw disappointed the fans, who were hoping their team would win.
b. to disillusion
Nadie quería escucharme, y esta experiencia me desilusionó.No one would listen to me and I was disillusioned by the experience.
c. to let down
Creímos que las promesas del director eran sinceras, pero nos desilusionó.We thought the head's promises were sincere but he let us down.
desilusionarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to feel disappointment)
a. to be disappointed
No te desilusiones si nadie te apoya; sigue adelante.Don't be disappointed if nobody helps you; keep on trying.
b. to become disillusioned
Cuando entró en el mundo de la política, Laura esperaba conseguir grandes cosas, pero pronto se desilusionó.When she entered the world of politics, Laura hoped to achieve great things, but she soon became disillusioned.
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desilusionar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (decepcionar)
a. to disappoint
2. (dejar sin ilusiones)
a. to disillusion
3. (desengañar)
a. to reveal the truth to
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (decepcionarse)
a. to be disappointed
5. (quedarse sin ilusiones)
a. to be disillusioned
6. (desengañarse)
a. to realize the truth
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desilusionar
transitive verb
1 (decepcionar) to disappoint
2 (hacer perder las ilusiones a) to disillusion
pronominal verb
desilusionarse
1 (decepcionarse) to be disappointed
2 (desengañarse) to get disillusioned
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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