mancillar

mancillar(
mahn
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see
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yahr
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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 dishonor)
a. to sully
Roberto mancilló mi honor, por lo que voy a tomar venganza.Roberto sullied my honor, so I will have my revenge.
b. to tarnish
El escándalo sexual mancilló a toda la familia real.The sexual scandal tarnished the entire royal family.
mancillarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to be dishonored)
a. to be sullied
Mi nombre se mancilló aunque probé que todo lo que dijeron era mentira.Although I proved everything they said was a lie, my name was still sullied.
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mancillar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (formal)
a. to tarnish, to sully
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mancillar
transitive verb
to stain; sully (literario)
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