reivindicar

reivindicar(
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been
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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 ask for)
a. to claim
Hay tres países que reivindican su soberanía sobre la región.There are three countries which claim sovereignty over the region.
b. to demand (legal)
El movimiento feminista reivindica derechos igualitarios.The feminist movement demands equal rights.
c. to lay claim to (legal)
El rey desterrado reivindicó sus tierras y formó un ejército.The king who was banished laid claim to his land and formed an army.
2. (to show support for)
a. to defend
En la entrevista, el pintor habló sobre su obra y reivindicó el arte contemporáneo.In the interview, the painter discussed his work and defended contemporary art.
3. (to attribute to oneself)
a. to claim responsibility for
El grupo terrorista reivindicó el atentado con bomba.The terrorist group claimed responsibility for the bomb attack.
4. (to clear from imputation)
a. to vindicate
Las víctimas reivindicaban el honor perdido durante los años de persecución.The victims vindicated the honor they lost during the years of persecution.
reivindicarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to restore one's reputation)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to vindicate oneself
Jugó muy mal en el primer partido, pero se reivindicó en el partido de revancha.He played poorly in the first game, but he vindicated himself in the rematch.
6. (to accept accountability)
a. to claim responsibility for
Como mi hijo es menor, tengo que reivindicarme por sus acciones.Because my son is a minor, I have to claim responsibility for his actions.
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reivindicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (derechos, salario)
a. to claim, to demand
2. (atentado)
a. to claim responsibility for
3. (herencia, territorio)
a. to lay claim to
4. (memoria)
a. to defend
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (recuperarse)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to vindicate oneself
6. (responsabilizarse de)
a. to claim responsibility for
reivindicar
transitive verb
1 (reclamar) [+derechos, condiciones, independencia] to demand; [+herencia] to claim
reivindican subidas salariales they are demanding pay increases
otros ejemplo: reivindican la necesidad de reformar la educación / reivindican la independencia política
2 [+asesinato, crimen] to claim responsibility for
han reivindicado la autoría del atentado they have claimed responsibility for the attack
3 (desagraviar) [+reputación] to vindicate
reivindican la memoria de los poetas asesinados they're demanding a reappraisal of the murdered poets
4 (Jur) to recover
5 (Latinoamérica) (exigir) to demand
pronominal verb
reivindicarse (Latinoamérica) to vindicate o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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