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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 entice)
a. tentar
Finding herself alone in the kitchen, Ana was tempted to eat all the cookies.Encontrándose sola en la cocina, Ana estuvo tentada a comerse todas las galletas.
b. seducir
The description of pristine beaches and warm weather tempted Henry to move to Spain.La descripción de playas prístinas y tiempo caluroso sedujo a Henry a mudarse a España.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Are you hungry? What could I tempt you with?¿Tienes hambre? ¿Que te podría ofrecer?
May I tempt you away from your computer for a second?¿Te puedo convencer de que dejes un ratito la computadora?
2. (religious)
a. tentar
The devil tempted David to go speak to Bathsheba.El diablo tentó a David a ir a hablar con Betsabé.
3. (to test)
a. tentar
You're tempting fate by driving and texting at the same time.Vas tentando a la suerte cuando manejas y envias mensajes de texto a la vez.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. tentar
to tempt somebody to do somethingtentar a alguien a hacer algo
I'm tempted to acceptme siento tentado de aceptar
to tempt fatetentar (a) la suerte
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tempt [tempt]
transitive verb
1 (gen) tentar
to tempt sb to do sth tentar a algn a hacer algo
to be tempted to do sth
I'm tempted to do it estoy tentado de hacerlo; they've offered me a job in France and I must say I'm tempted me han ofrecido un trabajo en Francia y la verdad es que me tienta mucho; can I tempt you to another cake? ¿le apetece otro pastelito?
2 (Rel) tentar; poner a prueba
you shouldn't tempt fate or providence no hay que tentar a la suerte
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