refusal

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refusal(
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fyu
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zuhl
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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. (act of refusing)
a. el rechazo
(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)
(of something)
She was amazed by her father's stubborn refusal of a sedative, despite his intense pain.Le sorprendió el obstinado rechazo de su padre a que le administraran un sedante, a pesar del dolor intenso.
b. la negativa
(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)
(to do something)
He was blacklisted for his refusal to cooperate.Su negativa a cooperar hizo que su nombre apareciera en una lista negra.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He was fired for his refusal to issue marriage licenses to certain couples.Fue despedido por negarse a expedir licencias de matrimonio a determinadas parejas.
She couldn't understand her daughter's refusal to wear a dress to graduation.No entendía que su hija no quisiera llevar un vestido a la graduación.
2. (negation)
a. la denegación
(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)
(of an application)
A very frequent reason for a visa refusal is the lack of ties with your home country.Una razón muy frecuente para la denegación de una visa es la falta de lazos con el país de procedencia.
3. (acquisition rights)
a. la opción de compra
(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)
I have first right of refusal on a parcel of land in Hawaii.Tengo la primera opción de compra de un terreno en Hawai.
4. (horseback riding)
a. el plante
(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)
He lost four points for his horse's refusal at the last obstacle.El plante del caballo al llegar al último obstáculo le hizo perder cuatro puntos.
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refusal
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 negativa
(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)
to give a flat refusalnegarse rotundamente
to meet with a refusalser rechazado(a)
that's its third refusalha rehusado por tercera vez
to have first refusal (on something)tener opción de compra (sobre algo)
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refusal [rɪˈfjuːzəl]
noun
1 negativa (f)
she brushed aside my refusals hizo caso omiso de mis negativas; he didn't take her refusal seriously no tomó en serio su negativa; he was shot for his refusal to obey orders lo mataron de un tiro por negarse a obedecer órdenes
she was famous for her refusal to conform to give sb/to have [first] refusal (on sth)
I'm giving you/you have first refusal (on the house) le daré/tendrá prioridad en la compra (de la casa)
Zoe decided to lease The Belfry. She decided to give a Mrs Evans first refusal to have [first] refusal (on sth) a tenant may have a right of first refusal if a property is offered for sale MFI has first refusal on the shares if Norman decides to sell
a flat refusal una negativa rotunda; her request met with a flat refusal su solicitud fue rechazada de plano
2 [of application] denegación (f)
they had to cope with the refusal of their application to adopt a child it was impossible to go anywhere as a British Jew. As a result of the refusals I changed my course and did Hebrew as my main subject The number of Romanians seeking asylum is growing because one thing about this regime is they let people travel, and it may be the Home Office is reacting against that. I had three refusals last week, which has never happened before in 20 years the Legal Aid Board have reported an increase in the number of civil legal aid requests refused on legal grounds.Solicitors have voiced concern at the number of refusals on legal grounds For Rosetta Gowa, the visa refusals were just as shocking
3 (by horse)
the horse had two refusals el caballo se plantó dos veces
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