prostitute

prostitute(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (occupation)
a. el prostituta
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la prostituta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We are all worried about the growing number of prostitutes in the neighborhood.Todos estamos preocupados ante el aumento de prostitutas en el barrio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to exploit sexually)
a. prostituir
He was arrested and put on trail for trafficking and prostituting women.Lo arrestaron y lo llevaron a juicio por traficar y prostituir mujeres.
b. prostituirse (reflexive verb)
For the first time, the number of men who prostitute themselves is growing.Por primera vez, está aumentando el número de hombres que se prostituyen.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to demean)
a. prostituir
The new president prostituted all the ideals of the party.El nuevo presidente prostituyó todos los ideales del partido.
b. prostituirse (reflexive verb)
I think Mike has prostituted himself by selling his ideas to the competition.Creo que Mike se prostituyó al vender sus ideas a la competencia.
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prostitute
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la prostituta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
male prostituteprostituto m
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (also fig)
a.
to prostitute oneselfprostituirse
prostitute [ˈprɒstɪtjuːt]
noun
prostitutoaprostituta (m) (f);a prostituta
to become a prostitute prostituirse
transitive verb
prostituir
to prostitute o.s. prostituirse
He said he was unwilling to prostitute himself by taking a job in advertising Higher education is being forced to prostitute itself to market forces
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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