envalentonar

envalentonar(
ehm
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bah
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lehn
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toh
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nahr
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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 urge on)
a. to embolden
Envalentonado por el alcohol, Arturo pidió a Dulce que saliera con él.Emboldened by alcohol, Arturo asked Dulce to go out on a date with him.
b. to make bold
Los gritos de ánimo de los espectadores envalentonaron aún más al boxeador.The cheers from the crowd made the boxer even bolder.
c. to encourage
No es una buena idea envalentonar a una multitud enfurecida.It's not a good idea to encourage an angry crowd.
envalentonarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to become bolder)
a. to pluck up courage
Jimena se envalentonó por fin y le pidió un aumento de sueldo a su jefe.Eventually Jimena plucked up courage and asked her boss for a pay raise.
b. to become defiant
No dejes que tus alumnos problemáticos se envalentonen.Don't let your problem students become defiant.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Justo cuando el equipo rival parecía derrotado, metió un gol y se envalentonó de nuevo.Just when the rivals seemed defeated, they scored a goal and got amped-up again.
Los soldados parecían haberse envalentonado con el ruido del fuego de mortero, pero en el fondo sentían miedo.The sound of mortar fire seemed to have made the soldiers more daring, but deep down they were scared.
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envalentonar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to urge on, to fill with courage
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to become daring
envalentonar
transitive verb
to make bold; embolden
pronominal verb
envalentonarse (cobrar valor) to pluck up courage; (insolentarse) to become defiant; (jactarse) to brag
era muy tímido, pero con la bebida se envalentonó y se encaró con el jefe'
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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