prevalerse

prevalerse(
preh
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bah
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lehr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to exploit; used with "de")
a. to take advantage of
Jiménez se prevalió de su cargo para enriquecerse ilicitamente.Jimenez took advantage of his position to make money illegally.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to make use; used with "de")
a. to use
Lidia se prevalía de su belleza y encanto para conseguir lo que quería.Lidia used her beauty and charm to get what she wanted.
prevaler
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to triumph)
a. to prevail
En los casos de divorcio debe prevaler el interés de los hijos.The best interests of the children must prevail in divorce cases.
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prevaler
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to prevail
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to take advantage
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prevalerse
pronominal verb
prevalerse de algo (valerse) to avail o.s. of sth; (aprovecharse) to take advantage of sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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