Present participleconjugation ofengreír.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to fill with conceit)
a. to make conceited
El escritor es muy talentoso pero también humilde, por lo que los halagos no lo engríen.The writer is very talented but also humble, so he doesn't let praise make him conceited.
b. to make vain
Los admiradores y los paparazzi engrieron a la joven actriz.The fans and the paparazzi made the young actress vain.
c. to inflate ... ego
No hay que engreírlo demasiado con tantos halagos.You don't want to inflate his ego too much with all that praise.
2. (to pamper)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to spoil
La mayoría de mis alumnos provienen de familias adineradas y tienen padres que los engríen.Most of my students come from wealthy families with parents who spoil them.
b. to pamper
Los abuelos engrieron al nuevo integrante de la familia con regalos.The grandparents pampered the new member of the family with gifts.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to become arrogant)
a. to become conceited
Lucía se engrió porque ganó cada torneo de tenis en el que compitió.Lucia became conceited because she won every tennis tournament she competed in.
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transitive verb
1 (envanecer) to make vain; make conceited
2 (Latinoamérica) [+niño] to spoil; pamper
pronominal verb
1 (envanecerse) to get conceited
2 (Latinoamérica) (encariñarse) to grow fond;a, con of
3 (Latinoamérica) [+niño] to get spoiled; be pampered
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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