disillusion
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disillusion(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to disappoint)
a. desilusionar
This latest book will disillusion many of her fans.Este último libro va a desilusionar a muchos de sus fans.
b. decepcionar
I hate to disillusion you but we won't be able to go on vacation after all.Siento mucho decepcionarte pero al final no podremos ir de vacaciones.
c. desencantar
I don't want to disillusion you, but I don't think you should buy a home when you don't have a full-time job.No te quiero desencantar, pero no creo que deberías comprar una casa cuando no tienes un trabajo de tiempo completo.
2. (to disabuse)
a. desengañar
I didn't want to be the one to disillusion her but someone had to tell her the truth.No quería ser el que la desengañaba pero alguien tenía que decirle la verdad.
b. desilusionar
Ordinary people believe this lie and the government is making no effort to disillusion them.La gente normal cree esta mentira y el gobierno no hace ningún esfuerzo para desilusionarla.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (disappointment)
a. la desilusión
(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).
These events can only deepen the disillusion among the population.Estos sucesos solo sirven para agudizar la desilusión entre la población.
b. la decepción
(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).
Our optimism soon gave way to disillusion.Pronto nuestro optimismo se convirtió en decepción.
c. el desengaño
(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).
There was a mood of disillusion and depression among the staff.Entre los empleados había un ambiente de desengaño y depresión.
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disillusion
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. desilusionar
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disillusion [ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒən]
noun
desilusión (f); (more intense) desencanto (m);
transitive verb
desilusionar; (more intensely) desencantar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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