interpelar
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interpelar(
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tehr
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peh
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lahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to ask questions of)
a. to question
Un policía interpeló a los muchachos en la calle pidiéndoles una identificación.A policeman questioned the boys in the street and asked them for ID.
2. (politics)
a. to interpellate
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
La oposición interpeló al primer ministro por el escándalo sobre el financiamiento de los partidos.The opposition party interpellated the prime minister about the scandal surrounding party funding.
3. (to speak to)
a. to challenge
Pese a su antigüedad, la novela de Cervantes es capaz de interpelarnos todavía como seres humanos.Despite its age, Cervantes's novel still has the capacity to challenge us as human beings.
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interpelar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to question
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
interpelar
transitive verb
1 (dirigirse a) to address; speak to; (Política) to ask for explanations; question
2 (implorar) to implore; beseech
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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