violentar

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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 break open)
a. to force
Los manifestantes rompieron las ventanas y violentaron las puertas de varios almacenes.The protesters smashed the windows and forced the doors of several stores.
2. (to enter forcibly)
a. to break into
Un grupo de asaltantes armados violentó una casa vecina y secuestró al dueño.A group of armed assailants broke into a house in the neighborhood and kidnapped the owner.
3. (to subject to violence)
a. to assault
Vi en las noticias que los guerrilleros se tomaron un pueblo y violentaron a todas las mujeres.I saw on the news that the guerrillas took control of a town and assaulted all the women there.
4. (to twist)
a. to distort
El candidato dice que la revista violentó sus palabras en el reportaje.The candidate says that the magazine distorted his words in the interview.
5. (to shame)
a. to embarrass
En ese reality les gusta violentar a los participantes y hacerlos quedar mal.In that reality show they like to embarrass the participants and make them look bad.
b. to make feel awkward
El comentario inapropiado del profesor hizo violentar a todos en la clase.The teacher's inappropriate comment made everybody in the class feel awkward.
violentarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (to feel ashamed)
a. to get embarrassed
Liana se violentó cuando le dijeron que su minifalda iba en contra de los reglamentos de la escuela.Liana got embarrassed when she was told her miniskirt broke the school dress code.
7. (to become enraged)
a. to get angry
Después de tomarse unos tragos de más, Brad se violentó y destrozó el bar.After a few drinks too many, Brad got angry and trashed the bar.
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violentar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (incomodar)
a.
violentar a alguiento make somebody feel awkward
2. (forzar; cerradura)
a. to force
3. (domicilio)
a. to break into
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (incomodarse)
a. to feel awkward
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violentar
transitive verb
1 [+puerta, cerradura] to force; [+rama] to bend; twist (out of shape); [+casa] to break into
2 [+persona] (avergonzar) to embarrass; (forzar) to force; persuade forcibly; (maltratar) to subject to violence; (Jur) to assault;
3 [+principio] to violate; outrage; [+sentido] to distort; twist
pronominal verb
violentarse (avergonzarse) to get embarrassed; (forzarse) to force o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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