prostituirse

prostituirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to become a sex worker)
a. to prostitute oneself
Su vida ha sido muy dura. Sus padres murieron cuando tenía catorce años y tuvo que prostituirse para sobrevivir.Her life has been very hard. Her parents died when she was fourteen years old and she had to prostitute herself to survive.
2. (to abandon one's principles)
a. to sell out
Ramírez se prostituyó y ahora juega para el equipo rival.Ramirez sold out and is now playing for the rival team.
b. to prostitute oneself
Él no es leal. Se prostituye por poder y dinero.He's no loyal. He prostitutes himself for power and money.
prostituir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to turn into a sex worker)
a. to prostitute
Algunas de estas mujeres cuentan que fueron prostituidas por sus esposos durante la guerra.Some of these women say they were prostituted by their husbands during the war.
b. to procure
Lauro estuvo en la cárcel por prostituir a migrantes necesitadas.Lauro was in jail for procuring migrant women in need.
4. (to debase)
a. to prostitute
Aún éramos jóvenes abogados llenos de ideales que no estábamos dispuestos a prostituir.We were still young lawyers full of ideals we weren't willing to prostitute.
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prostituir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sexualmente)
a. to prostitute
2. (de ideales, valores)
a. to betray
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (también fig)
a. to prostitute oneself
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prostituir
transitive verb
[+persona] to prostitute; [+ideales] to prostitute;
pronominal verb
prostituirse
1 (en sentido sexual) (por primera vez) to become a prostitute; (como profesión) to work as a prostitute
2 (corromperse) to prostitute o.s.
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