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  • 1 abogar

    v.
    to intercede, to mediate.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 to plead
    2 figurado to intercede
    \
    abogar a favor de to plead for
    abogar por (preconizar) to advocate, propose 2 (defender) to defend 3 (luchar por) to fight for
    * * *

    abogar por(=defender en juicio) to plead for, defend; (=propugnar) to advocate, champion

    * * *
    verbo intransitivo (frml)

    abogar por or en favor de alguien/algo — to defend somebody/something, to champion somebody/something

    * * *
    = contend, defend.
    Ex. The author contends that it is possible to view the search conducted with the aid of a series of menus as having strong similarities with the search through the hierarchy of a enumerative classification scheme.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    ----
    * abogar por = argue + in favour of, plead for, champion.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo (frml)

    abogar por or en favor de alguien/algo — to defend somebody/something, to champion somebody/something

    * * *
    = contend, defend.

    Ex: The author contends that it is possible to view the search conducted with the aid of a series of menus as having strong similarities with the search through the hierarchy of a enumerative classification scheme.

    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    * abogar por = argue + in favour of, plead for, champion.

    * * *
    abogar [A3 ]
    vi
    ( frml) abogar PORor EN FAVOR DE algn to defend sb abogar PORor EN FAVOR DE algo to champion sth, fight FOR sth
    abogaba por los derechos de los inmigrantes he fought for o championed immigrants' rights
    * * *

    abogar verbo transitivo to plead
    abogar en favor de, to plead for, defend
    abogar por una causa, to advocate o champion sthg
    ' abogar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    advocate
    - campaign
    - champion
    - endorse
    * * *
    abogar vi
    1. Der
    abogar por alguien to represent sb
    2. [defender]
    abogar por algo to advocate o champion sth;
    abogar por alguien to stand up for sb, to defend sb
    * * *
    v/i
    :
    abogar por alguien defend s.o., plead for s.o.;
    abogar por algo advocate sth
    * * *
    abogar {52} vi
    abogar por : to plead for, to defend, to advocate

    Spanish-English dictionary > abogar

  • 2 caprichoso

    adj.
    capricious, cranky, erratic, fickle.
    * * *
    1 capricious, whimsical, fanciful
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 whimsical person
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona] capricious
    2) [idea, novela etc] whimsical, fanciful
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo
    a) ( inconstante) <carácter/persona> capricious; <tiempo/moda> changeable
    b) (difícil, exigente) fussy
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino

    es un caprichoso — ( es inconstante) he's always changing his mind; (es difícil, exigente) he's so fussy

    * * *
    = capricious, whimsical, wayward, fickle, wanton, faddish, flighty [flightier -comp., flightiest -sup.], faddy [faddier -comp., faddies -sup.].
    Ex. Panizzi introduced what seemed to his critics unwarranted and capricious complications calculated to make the catalog much more difficult for the librarian to prepare and the reader to use.
    Ex. This slightly off-balance, whimsical remark was a Marsha James' trademark.
    Ex. The article 'The wayward scholar: resources and research in popular culture' defends popular culture as a legitimate and important library resource.
    Ex. The rise and dramatic fall of E-businesses is a testimony of the fickle electronic commerce (E-commerce) market.
    Ex. The book focuses on images where hideous atrocities -- e.g., murder, blasphemy, wanton destruction and even cannibalism -- are shown to be part of the daily life of the common people of Paris during the revolution.
    Ex. Whilst, presumably, a set of standards for the conduct of reference work, the document is in fact a hodgepodge shaped by faddish misconceptions.
    Ex. 'Anyway, to make a long story short, Huish said he knows Lisa has been a little flighty at times'.
    Ex. These emotions will have a knock-on effect on the child and may, in the case of the faddy eater, cause the situation to deteriorate.
    ----
    * de forma caprichosa = capriciously.
    * de modo caprichoso = capriciously.
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo
    a) ( inconstante) <carácter/persona> capricious; <tiempo/moda> changeable
    b) (difícil, exigente) fussy
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino

    es un caprichoso — ( es inconstante) he's always changing his mind; (es difícil, exigente) he's so fussy

    * * *
    = capricious, whimsical, wayward, fickle, wanton, faddish, flighty [flightier -comp., flightiest -sup.], faddy [faddier -comp., faddies -sup.].

    Ex: Panizzi introduced what seemed to his critics unwarranted and capricious complications calculated to make the catalog much more difficult for the librarian to prepare and the reader to use.

    Ex: This slightly off-balance, whimsical remark was a Marsha James' trademark.
    Ex: The article 'The wayward scholar: resources and research in popular culture' defends popular culture as a legitimate and important library resource.
    Ex: The rise and dramatic fall of E-businesses is a testimony of the fickle electronic commerce (E-commerce) market.
    Ex: The book focuses on images where hideous atrocities -- e.g., murder, blasphemy, wanton destruction and even cannibalism -- are shown to be part of the daily life of the common people of Paris during the revolution.
    Ex: Whilst, presumably, a set of standards for the conduct of reference work, the document is in fact a hodgepodge shaped by faddish misconceptions.
    Ex: 'Anyway, to make a long story short, Huish said he knows Lisa has been a little flighty at times'.
    Ex: These emotions will have a knock-on effect on the child and may, in the case of the faddy eater, cause the situation to deteriorate.
    * de forma caprichosa = capriciously.
    * de modo caprichoso = capriciously.

    * * *
    1 (inconstante) ‹carácter/persona› capricious; ‹tiempo/moda› changeable
    ¡qué niño más caprichoso! what a capricious child! o this child is always changing his mind
    las estalactitas presentaban formas caprichosas the stalactites formed fanciful shapes
    2 (difícil, exigente) fussy
    masculine, feminine
    es un caprichoso (es inconstante) he's so capricious o he's always changing his mind; (es difícil, exigente) he is so fussy
    * * *

     

    caprichoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    a) ( inconstante) ‹carácter/persona capricious;

    tiempo/moda changeable
    b) (difícil, exigente) fussy

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino:


    (es difícil, exigente) he's so fussy
    caprichoso,-a
    I sustantivo masculino y femenino mi hermana es una caprichosa, my sister is very impulsive
    II adjetivo
    1 (antojadizo) whimsical, fanciful
    2 (maniático, exigente) fussy
    3 (creativo, sin norma) las nubes creaban figuras caprichosas, the clouds made strange shapes
    ' caprichoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    caprichosa
    - mañoso
    English:
    capricious
    - erratic
    - flighty
    - moody
    - whimsical
    * * *
    caprichoso, -a adj
    capricious, impulsive;
    actuar de forma caprichosa to act capriciously o impulsively
    * * *
    adj capricious
    * * *
    caprichoso, -sa adj
    antojadizo: capricious, fickle

    Spanish-English dictionary > caprichoso

  • 3 contraponer

    v.
    1 to compare.
    2 to contrast, to confront.
    Ellos contrapusieron las opciones They contrasted the options.
    3 to oppose, to challenge.
    María contrapuso el proyecto Mary opposed the project.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ PONER], like link=poner poner (pp contrapuesto,-a)
    1 (oponer) to set in opposition (a, to)
    2 figurado (contrastar) to contrast (a, with)
    1 (oponerse) to be opposed
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=cotejar) to compare, set against each other
    2) (=oponer) to oppose

    a esta idea ellos contraponen su teoría de que... — against this idea they set up their theory that...

    * * *
    verbo transitivo ( contrastar) to contrast; ( como contrapartida)
    * * *
    = oppose, counterpoint, set against, counterpose, counterpoise.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. The author uses a parallel story about Willis Joe to counterpoint the one about Slake, till the two are brought together to effect a satisfying resolution to Slake's underground life and his self-imposed 'limbo'.
    Ex. The same arguments set against state education in the early nineteenth century apply to the idea of state-supported public libraries.
    Ex. Multiculturalism is taken as being synonymous with cultural diversity and denotes the recent critical concepts that are counterposed to ethnocentrism, cultural monolithicism, and the assumption of epistemological universality.
    Ex. Sustainable development is seen as a measure to counterpoise economic growth with environmental concerns.
    ----
    * contraponerse a = stand in + opposition to.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo ( contrastar) to contrast; ( como contrapartida)
    * * *
    = oppose, counterpoint, set against, counterpose, counterpoise.

    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.

    Ex: The author uses a parallel story about Willis Joe to counterpoint the one about Slake, till the two are brought together to effect a satisfying resolution to Slake's underground life and his self-imposed 'limbo'.
    Ex: The same arguments set against state education in the early nineteenth century apply to the idea of state-supported public libraries.
    Ex: Multiculturalism is taken as being synonymous with cultural diversity and denotes the recent critical concepts that are counterposed to ethnocentrism, cultural monolithicism, and the assumption of epistemological universality.
    Ex: Sustainable development is seen as a measure to counterpoise economic growth with environmental concerns.
    * contraponerse a = stand in + opposition to.

    * * *
    vt
    1 (contrastar) to contrast
    2 (como contrapartida) contraponer algo A algo:
    a nuestra oferta ellos contrapusieron mejores precios y mayor rapidez de entrega they countered our offer with better prices and faster delivery
    a las tesis tradicionales el autor contrapone una teoría innovadora the author challenges traditional theses with an innovative theory
    * * *

    contraponer verbo transitivo
    1 (oponer) to oppose
    2 (comparar) to contrast: si contraponemos sus distintas personalidades, nos damos cuenta de que tienen mucho en común, if we compare their different personalities, we see that they have a lot in common
    ' contraponer' also found in these entries:
    English:
    set against
    * * *
    vt
    1. [oponer]
    a su postura intransigente contrapusimos una más flexible we responded to his intransigence by suggesting greater flexibility
    2. [cotejar] to compare
    * * *
    <part contrapuesto> v/t compare (a to)
    * * *
    contraponer {60} vt
    1) : to counter, to oppose
    2) : to contrast, to compare

    Spanish-English dictionary > contraponer

  • 4 de mal gusto

    in bad taste
    * * *
    (adj.) = in bad taste, tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], distasteful, unbecoming, tasteless, tacky [tackier -comp., tackiest -sup.], naff, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.]
    Ex. The author defends popular culture as a legitimate and important library resource, conceding that much of its is in bad taste.
    Ex. This article looks at 'fairness' in the book trade today, and some of the tawdry tricks indulged in by publishers, agents and authors at each other's expense.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. An analysis of their usage by readers of both sexes revealed some unbecoming sexist attitudes and some ungentlemanlike behaviour.
    Ex. Of the hundreds of figurines currently on the market, here are the most bizarrely tasteless.
    Ex. There was nothing tacky about the invitation, other that the request that gifts be in the form of cash, of course.
    Ex. Elton then started to metamorphose from 'sensitive guy' singer into someone famous for wearing naff sunglasses and dressing up as a duck.
    Ex. Wilensky has argued that 'the good, the mediocre and the trashy are becoming fused in one massive middle mush' and that 'intellectuals are increasingly tempted to play to mass audiences'.
    * * *
    (adj.) = in bad taste, tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], distasteful, unbecoming, tasteless, tacky [tackier -comp., tackiest -sup.], naff, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.]

    Ex: The author defends popular culture as a legitimate and important library resource, conceding that much of its is in bad taste.

    Ex: This article looks at 'fairness' in the book trade today, and some of the tawdry tricks indulged in by publishers, agents and authors at each other's expense.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: An analysis of their usage by readers of both sexes revealed some unbecoming sexist attitudes and some ungentlemanlike behaviour.
    Ex: Of the hundreds of figurines currently on the market, here are the most bizarrely tasteless.
    Ex: There was nothing tacky about the invitation, other that the request that gifts be in the form of cash, of course.
    Ex: Elton then started to metamorphose from 'sensitive guy' singer into someone famous for wearing naff sunglasses and dressing up as a duck.
    Ex: Wilensky has argued that 'the good, the mediocre and the trashy are becoming fused in one massive middle mush' and that 'intellectuals are increasingly tempted to play to mass audiences'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de mal gusto

  • 5 defender

    v.
    1 to defend.
    defender los intereses de alguien to defend somebody's interests
    defendió su teoría con sólidos argumentos he supported his theory with sound arguments
    Elsa defiende su posición Elsa defends her position.
    Elsa defiende los derechos humanos Elsa defends human rights.
    2 to protect (proteger) (del frío, calor).
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ ENTENDER], like link=entender entender
    1 (gen) to defend (contra/de, against)
    2 (mantener una opinión, afirmación) to defend, uphold; (respaldar a alguien) to stand up for, support
    3 (proteger) to protect (contra/de, against/from)
    4 DERECHO (algo) to argue, plead; (a alguien) to defend
    1 (espabilarse) to manage, get by, get along
    ¿qué tal se defiende en inglés? how does she get by in English?, what's her English like?
    \
    defender una causa DERECHO to argue a case
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT (Mil) [+ país, territorio, intereses] to defend; [+ causa, ideas] to defend, champion; (Jur) to defend

    el Real Madrid defiende el título de campeón — Real Madrid are defending the championship title, Real Madrid are the defending champions

    defiendo la tesis doctoral el mes que vieneI'm having a viva on o (EEUU) I'm defending my doctoral thesis next month

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( proteger) <guarnición/nación> to defend, protect; < persona> to defend

    siempre defiende a su hermanahe always defends o stands up for his sister

    defender a alguien de algo/alguien — to defend somebody against something/somebody

    b) < intereses> to protect, defend; <derechos/título> to defend
    c) (Der) to defend
    d) <idea/teoría/opinión> to defend, uphold; <causa/ideal> to champion, defend

    defender la tesis — ≈to defend one's dissertation ( in US), ≈to have a viva on one's thesis ( in UK)

    2.
    defenderse v pron
    a) (refl) ( contra una agresión) to defend o protect oneself; (Der) to defend oneself

    defenderse de algo/alguien — to defend oneself against something/somebody

    b) (fam) ( arreglárselas) to get by (colloq)
    * * *
    = advocate, argue, argue + in favour of, be + Posesivo + contention, contend, defend, espouse, maintain, make + apology, make + a case for, plead for, put + the case for, uphold, crusade for, preach, preach, champion, speak up for, speak up for, articulate + the case for, present + case for, mount + defence, strike + a blow for, raise + the flag of, come down in + favour of, stick up for, stand by, rally (a)round, rally behind, stand for.
    Ex. In order to understand the citation order that PRECIS indexing advocates it is necessary to examine the function of the operators more closely.
    Ex. Cutter argued that when it could be established that the second term was definitely more significant then inversion of headings was acceptable.
    Ex. Despite the present financial straits of developing countries, she argues in favour of long-term plan for the acquisition of relevant rare book material.
    Ex. It is our contention that an understanding of such basic principles is fundamental to an appreciation of the many and varied contexts that the individual is likely to encounter.
    Ex. The author contends that it is possible to view the search conducted with the aid of a series of menus as having strong similarities with the search through the hierarchy of a enumerative classification scheme.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. Most respondents espoused the latter view as an appropriate response to IT developments to date.
    Ex. They maintain, in an article written for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) 'that automated cataloging systems have addressed only half of the problems of maintaining a library catalog'.
    Ex. My perspective, for which I make no apology, is that of someone who works daily with the nitty-gritty of cataloging, as many of you do.
    Ex. This point-by-point evaluation makes a fairly convincing case for the public access online catalogue.
    Ex. I would plead for more standardization, not less, because I think whatever we do is going to be imperfect.
    Ex. A more moderate approach is found in the writings of Olding, who puts the case for multiple entry very concisely in a short pamphlet.
    Ex. It's about time that we go back to these principles and make sure that the quality of cataloging is upheld.
    Ex. There are also dedicated individuals within government who have found a niche from which to crusade for school libraries.
    Ex. A major failing of the information industry is that its members tend to preach to one another whereas what they should be doing is talking to everyone else outside the information industry.
    Ex. A major failing of the information industry is that its members tend to preach to one another whereas what they should be doing is talking to everyone else outside the information industry.
    Ex. In particular he championed free photoduplication of library materials as a natural extension of library services to patrons at a distance.
    Ex. Many people voiced fears that volunteers would be used to take over paid jobs from the workforce, but others spoke up for volunteers saying that in many cases they had created extra jobs for the permanent staff.
    Ex. Many people voiced fears that volunteers would be used to take over paid jobs from the workforce, but others spoke up for volunteers saying that in many cases they had created extra jobs for the permanent staff.
    Ex. Moreover, in addition to quantitative measures, qualitative indicators of benefits should be considered so as to present a complete picture when articulating the case for a library's total positive impact.
    Ex. An MP, a barrister, and a financial consultant present the case for charging Value Added Tax (VAT) on books.
    Ex. The author mounts a spirited defence of the National Library of Australia future collecting priorities.
    Ex. In an effort to save US culture, strike a blow for reading, and correct well intentioned but misguided notions about the Internet making libraries obsolete, offers ten reasons why the Internet is no substitute for a library..
    Ex. The Augustinian order kept his theological tradition, and raised the flag of the Augustinian thought before and after the German reformer.
    Ex. The author comes down in favour of adding notes to cataloguing records on the grounds that the educational purpose that they are intended to serve is clear.
    Ex. He states that he has always admired Woody Allen, explaining that when he first saw his films he was happy to see that someone was sticking up for the little guy.
    Ex. It's hard to believe she stands by a man who gets his kicks out of beating her black and blue everynight.
    Ex. I recalled how bereft we felt when we lost our son and how friends and neighbours rallied round and offered a shoulder to cry on.
    Ex. The second group, who rallied behind McCarthy, was composed of students and intellectuals who were vociferous against the war.
    Ex. I will stand for your rights as my forefathers did before me!.
    ----
    * defender a = put + a word in for.
    * defender a Alguien = stand up for.
    * defender Algo = argue + Posesivo + corner.
    * defender el fuerte = hold + the fortress.
    * defender el honor de Uno = defend + Posesivo + honour.
    * defender enérgicamente = be vociferous about/in.
    * defender la causa de = further + the cause of.
    * defender la necesidad = articulate + the need.
    * defender la necesidad de = support + the case for.
    * defender lo indenfensible = defend + the indefensible.
    * defender los derechos de Uno = stand up for + Posesivo + rights.
    * defender los intereses = defend + interests, lobby for + interests.
    * defender los intereses de = go to + bat for, bat for.
    * defender los principios de Uno = stand up for + Posesivo + principles.
    * defender + Posesivo + argumento = support + Posesivo + case, buttress + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + caso = take up + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + causa = advance + Posesivo + cause.
    * defender + Posesivo + idea = support + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + postura = argue + Posesivo + case.
    * defenderse = bite back, stand up, strike back, fight back, fight for + Posesivo + life.
    * defenderse de ataques = ward off + attacks.
    * defenderse por uno mismo = fend for + Reflexivo.
    * defender una causa = promote + cause, support + cause, champion + cause.
    * defender una idea = champion + idea.
    * defender un argumento = support + view.
    * defender un opinión = support + view.
    * saber defenderse = hold + Posesivo + own.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( proteger) <guarnición/nación> to defend, protect; < persona> to defend

    siempre defiende a su hermanahe always defends o stands up for his sister

    defender a alguien de algo/alguien — to defend somebody against something/somebody

    b) < intereses> to protect, defend; <derechos/título> to defend
    c) (Der) to defend
    d) <idea/teoría/opinión> to defend, uphold; <causa/ideal> to champion, defend

    defender la tesis — ≈to defend one's dissertation ( in US), ≈to have a viva on one's thesis ( in UK)

    2.
    defenderse v pron
    a) (refl) ( contra una agresión) to defend o protect oneself; (Der) to defend oneself

    defenderse de algo/alguien — to defend oneself against something/somebody

    b) (fam) ( arreglárselas) to get by (colloq)
    * * *
    = advocate, argue, argue + in favour of, be + Posesivo + contention, contend, defend, espouse, maintain, make + apology, make + a case for, plead for, put + the case for, uphold, crusade for, preach, preach, champion, speak up for, speak up for, articulate + the case for, present + case for, mount + defence, strike + a blow for, raise + the flag of, come down in + favour of, stick up for, stand by, rally (a)round, rally behind, stand for.

    Ex: In order to understand the citation order that PRECIS indexing advocates it is necessary to examine the function of the operators more closely.

    Ex: Cutter argued that when it could be established that the second term was definitely more significant then inversion of headings was acceptable.
    Ex: Despite the present financial straits of developing countries, she argues in favour of long-term plan for the acquisition of relevant rare book material.
    Ex: It is our contention that an understanding of such basic principles is fundamental to an appreciation of the many and varied contexts that the individual is likely to encounter.
    Ex: The author contends that it is possible to view the search conducted with the aid of a series of menus as having strong similarities with the search through the hierarchy of a enumerative classification scheme.
    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex: Most respondents espoused the latter view as an appropriate response to IT developments to date.
    Ex: They maintain, in an article written for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) 'that automated cataloging systems have addressed only half of the problems of maintaining a library catalog'.
    Ex: My perspective, for which I make no apology, is that of someone who works daily with the nitty-gritty of cataloging, as many of you do.
    Ex: This point-by-point evaluation makes a fairly convincing case for the public access online catalogue.
    Ex: I would plead for more standardization, not less, because I think whatever we do is going to be imperfect.
    Ex: A more moderate approach is found in the writings of Olding, who puts the case for multiple entry very concisely in a short pamphlet.
    Ex: It's about time that we go back to these principles and make sure that the quality of cataloging is upheld.
    Ex: There are also dedicated individuals within government who have found a niche from which to crusade for school libraries.
    Ex: A major failing of the information industry is that its members tend to preach to one another whereas what they should be doing is talking to everyone else outside the information industry.
    Ex: A major failing of the information industry is that its members tend to preach to one another whereas what they should be doing is talking to everyone else outside the information industry.
    Ex: In particular he championed free photoduplication of library materials as a natural extension of library services to patrons at a distance.
    Ex: Many people voiced fears that volunteers would be used to take over paid jobs from the workforce, but others spoke up for volunteers saying that in many cases they had created extra jobs for the permanent staff.
    Ex: Many people voiced fears that volunteers would be used to take over paid jobs from the workforce, but others spoke up for volunteers saying that in many cases they had created extra jobs for the permanent staff.
    Ex: Moreover, in addition to quantitative measures, qualitative indicators of benefits should be considered so as to present a complete picture when articulating the case for a library's total positive impact.
    Ex: An MP, a barrister, and a financial consultant present the case for charging Value Added Tax (VAT) on books.
    Ex: The author mounts a spirited defence of the National Library of Australia future collecting priorities.
    Ex: In an effort to save US culture, strike a blow for reading, and correct well intentioned but misguided notions about the Internet making libraries obsolete, offers ten reasons why the Internet is no substitute for a library..
    Ex: The Augustinian order kept his theological tradition, and raised the flag of the Augustinian thought before and after the German reformer.
    Ex: The author comes down in favour of adding notes to cataloguing records on the grounds that the educational purpose that they are intended to serve is clear.
    Ex: He states that he has always admired Woody Allen, explaining that when he first saw his films he was happy to see that someone was sticking up for the little guy.
    Ex: It's hard to believe she stands by a man who gets his kicks out of beating her black and blue everynight.
    Ex: I recalled how bereft we felt when we lost our son and how friends and neighbours rallied round and offered a shoulder to cry on.
    Ex: The second group, who rallied behind McCarthy, was composed of students and intellectuals who were vociferous against the war.
    Ex: I will stand for your rights as my forefathers did before me!.
    * defender a = put + a word in for.
    * defender a Alguien = stand up for.
    * defender Algo = argue + Posesivo + corner.
    * defender el fuerte = hold + the fortress.
    * defender el honor de Uno = defend + Posesivo + honour.
    * defender enérgicamente = be vociferous about/in.
    * defender la causa de = further + the cause of.
    * defender la necesidad = articulate + the need.
    * defender la necesidad de = support + the case for.
    * defender lo indenfensible = defend + the indefensible.
    * defender los derechos de Uno = stand up for + Posesivo + rights.
    * defender los intereses = defend + interests, lobby for + interests.
    * defender los intereses de = go to + bat for, bat for.
    * defender los principios de Uno = stand up for + Posesivo + principles.
    * defender + Posesivo + argumento = support + Posesivo + case, buttress + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + caso = take up + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + causa = advance + Posesivo + cause.
    * defender + Posesivo + idea = support + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + postura = argue + Posesivo + case.
    * defenderse = bite back, stand up, strike back, fight back, fight for + Posesivo + life.
    * defenderse de ataques = ward off + attacks.
    * defenderse por uno mismo = fend for + Reflexivo.
    * defender una causa = promote + cause, support + cause, champion + cause.
    * defender una idea = champion + idea.
    * defender un argumento = support + view.
    * defender un opinión = support + view.
    * saber defenderse = hold + Posesivo + own.

    * * *
    defender [E8 ]
    vt
    1 (proteger) ‹guarnición/nación› to defend, protect; ‹persona› to defend
    siempre defiende a su hermana he always defends o protects o stands up for his sister
    defender a algn DE algo/algn to defend sb AGAINST sth/sb
    la defendió de las acusaciones/de sus atacantes he defended her against the accusations/against her attackers
    2 ‹intereses› to protect, defend; ‹derechos› to defend; ‹título› to defend
    3 ( Der) ‹caso› to defend; ‹acusado/cliente› to defend
    4 ‹idea/teoría/opinión› to defend, uphold; ‹causa/ideal› to champion, defend
    defender la tesis ≈ to defend one's dissertation ( in US), ≈ to have a viva on one's thesis ( in UK)
    1 ( refl) (contra una agresión) to defend o protect oneself; ( Der) to defend oneself defenderse DE algo/algn to defend oneself AGAINST sth/sb
    2 ( fam) (arreglárselas) to get by ( colloq)
    me defiendo bastante bien en francés I can get by quite well in French
    ¿sabes jugar al tenis? — bueno, me defiendo can you play tennis? — well, I'm not too bad ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    defender ( conjugate defender) verbo transitivo
    to defend;
    intereses to protect;
    defender a algo/algn de algo/algn to defend sth/sb against sth/sb
    defenderse verbo pronominal
    a) ( refl) ( contra una agresión) to defend o protect oneself;

    (Der) to defend oneself;
    defenderse de algo/algn to defend oneself against sth/sb
    b) (fam) ( arreglárselas) to get by (colloq);


    defender verbo transitivo to defend [contra, against] [de, from]
    ' defender' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    defensa
    - defensor
    - defensora
    - muerte
    - resguardar
    - uña
    - unirse
    - valedor
    - valedora
    - defienda
    English:
    argue
    - defend
    - defender
    - guard
    - leg
    - plead
    - speak up
    - stand up
    - stick up for
    - uphold
    - advocate
    - champion
    - speak
    - stand
    - stick
    * * *
    vt
    1. [país, ideas] to defend;
    [amigo] to stand up for; Dep [contrario, delantero] to mark;
    defender a alguien de algo to defend sb from o against sth;
    defender los derechos/intereses de alguien to defend sb's rights/interests;
    defendió su teoría con sólidos argumentos he supported his theory with sound arguments;
    defender la tesis [en universidad] Br ≈ to have one's viva, US ≈ to defend one's dissertation;
    Dep
    defender el título to defend the title;
    defender algo a capa y espada to defend sth tooth and nail
    2. [reo, acusado] to defend
    3. [proteger] [del frío, calor] to protect (de against)
    vi
    Dep to mark;
    defender al hombre to mark man for man, to man-mark;
    defender en zona to use a zone defence
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 defend (de against)
    2 en fútbol mark
    II v/i en fútbol mark
    * * *
    defender {56} vt
    : to defend, to protect
    * * *
    1. (en general) to defend
    2. (proteger) to protect

    Spanish-English dictionary > defender

  • 6 defensor

    adj.
    defending.
    m.
    1 defender, supporter, advocate, champion.
    2 counsel for the defense, lawyer, defense lawyer, legist.
    * * *
    1 defending
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 defender
    2 DERECHO counsel for the defence (US defense)
    \
    * * *
    (f. - defensora)
    noun
    * * *
    defensor, -a
    1. SM / F
    1) (=protector) [de territorio, intereses] defender; [de causa, idea, derechos] defender, champion
    2) (Jur) defence lawyer, defense attorney o lawyer (EEUU)

    el defensor interrogó al testigocounsel for the defence o defending counsel cross-examined the witness

    3) (Dep) [de título] defender
    2. ADJ
    1) (=protector)
    2) (Jur)

    abogado defensor — defence lawyer, defense attorney o lawyer (EEUU)

    * * *
    I
    - sora adjetivo
    a) < ejército> defending (before n)
    b) (Der) < abogado> defense* (before n)
    II
    - sora masculino, femenino
    a) (Mil) defender
    b) ( de una causa) champion
    c) (Der) defense counsel (AmE), defence lawyer (BrE)
    * * *
    = advocate, defendant, proponent, respondent, champion, defender, supporter, apologist, backer, crusader, freedom fighter, torchbearer [torch bearer], campaigner, standard-bearer.
    Ex. Sanford Berman has been an early, continuing, and outspoken advocate of user-oriented cataloging service.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. The proponents do provide for an author added entry to show what the library has by an author.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    Ex. It is very difficult to think of discreditable activities associated with books apart from the writing and selling of pornography and even that has its defenders.
    Ex. Then, a series of unfortunate circumstances (the outbreak of the war, family problems) deprived the project of its promoter and most passionate supporter.
    Ex. At the present time the misunderstandings that still persist, even among those who should know better, oblige any apologist of reference work to go out of his way to make clear what reference work is not.
    Ex. The author urges librarians and library backers to be more assertive in their requests for funding.
    Ex. This article reviews the work of Professor Kaula, the staunch crusader of librarianship in India.
    Ex. As a freedom fighter at the end of World War 2 he resisted Dutch efforts to regain control of their former colony.
    Ex. The mission of college libraries in India is to shoulder the responsibilities of a torch bearer.
    Ex. He was a tireless campaigner for high professional standards.
    Ex. He was a rebel and an anti-establishment standard-bearer of intellectualism and internationalism.
    ----
    * abogado defensor = defence attorney [defense attorney, -USA].
    * defensor de la ecología = eco-warrior.
    * defensor de la paz = peace activist.
    * defensor de la prohibición del aborto = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de la vida humana = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights activist.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los derechos de los ciudadanos = citizen activist.
    * defensor de los derechos humanos = human rights activist, human rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los intereses del ciudadano = watchdog.
    * defensor del pueblo = ombudsman [ombudsmen, -pl.].
    * defensor ecológico = eco-warrior.
    * defensor e impulsor = booster.
    * defensor incodicional = stalwart.
    * grupo defensor = interest group.
    * * *
    I
    - sora adjetivo
    a) < ejército> defending (before n)
    b) (Der) < abogado> defense* (before n)
    II
    - sora masculino, femenino
    a) (Mil) defender
    b) ( de una causa) champion
    c) (Der) defense counsel (AmE), defence lawyer (BrE)
    * * *
    = advocate, defendant, proponent, respondent, champion, defender, supporter, apologist, backer, crusader, freedom fighter, torchbearer [torch bearer], campaigner, standard-bearer.

    Ex: Sanford Berman has been an early, continuing, and outspoken advocate of user-oriented cataloging service.

    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex: The proponents do provide for an author added entry to show what the library has by an author.
    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex: NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    Ex: It is very difficult to think of discreditable activities associated with books apart from the writing and selling of pornography and even that has its defenders.
    Ex: Then, a series of unfortunate circumstances (the outbreak of the war, family problems) deprived the project of its promoter and most passionate supporter.
    Ex: At the present time the misunderstandings that still persist, even among those who should know better, oblige any apologist of reference work to go out of his way to make clear what reference work is not.
    Ex: The author urges librarians and library backers to be more assertive in their requests for funding.
    Ex: This article reviews the work of Professor Kaula, the staunch crusader of librarianship in India.
    Ex: As a freedom fighter at the end of World War 2 he resisted Dutch efforts to regain control of their former colony.
    Ex: The mission of college libraries in India is to shoulder the responsibilities of a torch bearer.
    Ex: He was a tireless campaigner for high professional standards.
    Ex: He was a rebel and an anti-establishment standard-bearer of intellectualism and internationalism.
    * abogado defensor = defence attorney [defense attorney, -USA].
    * defensor de la ecología = eco-warrior.
    * defensor de la paz = peace activist.
    * defensor de la prohibición del aborto = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de la vida humana = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights activist.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los derechos de los ciudadanos = citizen activist.
    * defensor de los derechos humanos = human rights activist, human rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los intereses del ciudadano = watchdog.
    * defensor del pueblo = ombudsman [ombudsmen, -pl.].
    * defensor ecológico = eco-warrior.
    * defensor e impulsor = booster.
    * defensor incodicional = stalwart.
    * grupo defensor = interest group.

    * * *
    1 ‹ejército› defending ( before n)
    2 ( Der) ‹abogado› defense* ( before n)
    3
    (partidario): los delegados defensores del cambio the delegates in favor of o who advocate change
    masculine, feminine
    1 ( Mil) defender
    2 (de una causa) champion
    un defensor de nuestros recursos naturales a defender o champion of our natural resources
    un defensor de la fe a defender of the faith
    3 ( Der) defense counsel ( AmE), defence lawyer ( BrE)
    Compuestos:
    (CR) ombudsman
    ombudsman Defensor del pueblo (↑ defensor a1)
    * * *

    defensor
    ◊ - sora adjetivo


    b) (Der) ‹ abogado› defense( conjugate defense) ( before n)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    a) (Mil) defender


    c) (Der) defense counsel (AmE), defence lawyer (BrE)

    defensor,-ora sustantivo masculino y femenino defender
    abogado defensor, counsel for the defence
    el defensor del pueblo, the ombudsman
    ' defensor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - defensora
    - entusiasta
    - incondicional
    - paladín
    - acérrimo
    - ardiente
    - ferviente
    - guardián
    - protector
    English:
    advocate
    - campaigner
    - champion
    - consumer advocate
    - defender
    - ombudsman
    - proponent
    - protector
    - counsel
    - exponent
    - guardian
    * * *
    defensor, -ora
    adj
    1. [en tribunal]
    abogado defensor counsel for the defence
    2. [partidario]
    siempre fue defensor de una legislación más dura he always advocated tougher legislation;
    asociaciones defensoras de los consumidores consumer o consumers' associations
    nm,f
    1. [de ideal, persona] defender;
    [adalid] champion;
    un gran defensor de la paz a great campaigner for peace
    defensor del lector [en periódico] = person who represents the readership of a newspaper and deals with their complaints against the newspaper;
    defensor de oficio court-appointed defence lawyer;
    Esp defensor del pueblo ombudsman;
    defensor del soldado = public body created to defend the rights of soldiers, especially young soldiers doing military service
    2. [abogado] counsel for the defence
    * * *
    1 defender, champion;
    defensor de la naturaleza environmentalist
    2 JUR defense lawyer, Br
    defending counsel
    * * *
    defensor, - sora adj
    : defending, defense
    1) : defender, advocate
    2) : defense counsel

    Spanish-English dictionary > defensor

  • 7 díscolo

    adj.
    ungovernable, fractious, disobedient, troublemaking.
    * * *
    1 ungovernable, disobedient, unruly
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=rebelde) unruly
    2) (=travieso) mischievous
    * * *
    - la adjetivo unruly, disobedient
    * * *
    = fractious, wayward.
    Ex. Thus was Christianity codified into a Bible that still today is the central element in the faith of the two billion adherents of the largest, if most fractious, of the world's religions.
    Ex. The article 'The wayward scholar: resources and research in popular culture' defends popular culture as a legitimate and important library resource.
    * * *
    - la adjetivo unruly, disobedient
    * * *
    = fractious, wayward.

    Ex: Thus was Christianity codified into a Bible that still today is the central element in the faith of the two billion adherents of the largest, if most fractious, of the world's religions.

    Ex: The article 'The wayward scholar: resources and research in popular culture' defends popular culture as a legitimate and important library resource.

    * * *
    unruly, disobedient
    * * *

    díscolo,-a adjetivo disobedient, unruly
    el hijo díscolo, the disobedient son
    ' díscolo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    díscola
    * * *
    díscolo, -a adj
    disobedient, rebellious
    * * *
    adj unruly
    * * *
    díscolo, -la adj
    : unruly, disobedient

    Spanish-English dictionary > díscolo

  • 8 enfrentar

    v.
    1 to bring face to face (poner frente a frente).
    2 to confront, to face (hacer frente a).
    enfrentan el futuro con inquietud they face the future with unease
    María enfrentó a la chismosa Mary confronted the gossip.
    María confrontó sus problemas Mary confronted her problems.
    * * *
    1 (poner frente a frente) to bring face to face, confront
    2 (encarar) to face, confront
    1 (hacer frente) to face (a/con, -), confront (a/con, -)
    2 DEPORTE to meet (a/con, -)
    3 (pelearse) to have an argument (a, with), fall out (a, with); (chocar) to clash (a/con, with)
    * * *
    verb
    to face, confront
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=enemistar) to set against
    2) (=afrontar) [+ dificultad] to face (up to), confront; [+ realidad] to face (up to)
    3) (=encarar)

    este partido enfrentará a los dos mejores tenistas — this match will bring together the two best tennis players, this match will bring the two best tennis players face to face

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) <problema/peligro/realidad> to confront, face up to; < futuro> to face
    2)
    a) <contrincantes/opositores> to bring... face to face
    b) ( enemistar) to bring... into conflict
    2.
    enfrentarse v pron

    enfrentarse a/con alguien: se enfrentaron con la policía they clashed with the police; se enfrentó con el enemigo he confronted the enemy; el equipo se enfrenta hoy a Paraguay today the team comes up against o meets Paraguay; enfrentarse a algo a dificultades/peligros to face something; no quiere enfrentarse a la realidad — he doesn't want to face up to reality

    b) (recípr) equipos/atletas to meet; tropas/oponentes to clash
    * * *
    = oppose, drive + a wedge between.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. While the current problems associated with serial economics have driven a wedge between vendors, librarians and publishers, they should be cooperating and communicating in order to withstand the information explosion.
    ----
    * enfrentar a = pit against.
    * enfrentarse = struggle, tackle, come to + terms with, engage, come + face to face.
    * enfrentarse a = be faced with, come to + grips with, confront, face, face up to, meet, cope with, get to + grips with, clash with, grapple with, wrestle with, get + a grip on, go + head-to-head with, be up against, come up against, run up against, line up against, brave, breast, have + a go at, address, engage in + confrontation with.
    * enfrentarse a Algo cara a cara = address + Nombre + head-on, meet + Nombre + head-on, tackle + Nombre + head-on, face + Nombre + head-on.
    * enfrentarse a alternativas = be faced with choices, face + choices.
    * enfrentarse a la muerte = face + death.
    * enfrentarse a la realidad = confront + reality, face + (the) facts, face + reality.
    * enfrentarse a la realidad (de que) = face + (up to) the fact that, face + the truth (that).
    * enfrentarse a la vida = cope with + life, face + life, cope.
    * enfrentarse al futuro = face up to + the future, face + the future.
    * enfrentarse al hecho de que = face + (up to) the fact that.
    * enfrentarse a los cambios = cope with + change.
    * enfrentarse a los elementos = brave + the elements.
    * enfrentarse a una barrera = face + barrier.
    * enfrentarse a una crisis = face + crisis.
    * enfrentarse a una cuestión = run up against + issue.
    * enfrentarse a una limitación = face + constraint, face + limitation.
    * enfrentarse a una reacción + Adjetivo = meet with + Adjetivo + reaction.
    * enfrentarse a una situación = face + situation, meet + situation.
    * enfrentarse a una tarea = face + task.
    * enfrentarse a una traba = face + limitation, face + barrier.
    * enfrentarse a un dilema = face + dilemma.
    * enfrentarse a un impás = face + impasse.
    * enfrentarse a un obstáculo = address + barrier.
    * enfrentarse a un problema = challenge + threat, confront + question, cope with + problem, face + problem, confront + problem, come up against + problem, experience + problem, struggle with + issue, wrestle with + problem, deal with + issue.
    * enfrentarse a un reto = face + challenge, meet + challenge, undertake + challenge, handle + challenge, confront + challenge.
    * enfrentarse cara a cara con = go + eyball to eyeball with.
    * enfrentarse con una dificultad = face + difficulty.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) <problema/peligro/realidad> to confront, face up to; < futuro> to face
    2)
    a) <contrincantes/opositores> to bring... face to face
    b) ( enemistar) to bring... into conflict
    2.
    enfrentarse v pron

    enfrentarse a/con alguien: se enfrentaron con la policía they clashed with the police; se enfrentó con el enemigo he confronted the enemy; el equipo se enfrenta hoy a Paraguay today the team comes up against o meets Paraguay; enfrentarse a algo a dificultades/peligros to face something; no quiere enfrentarse a la realidad — he doesn't want to face up to reality

    b) (recípr) equipos/atletas to meet; tropas/oponentes to clash
    * * *
    = oppose, drive + a wedge between.

    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.

    Ex: While the current problems associated with serial economics have driven a wedge between vendors, librarians and publishers, they should be cooperating and communicating in order to withstand the information explosion.
    * enfrentar a = pit against.
    * enfrentarse = struggle, tackle, come to + terms with, engage, come + face to face.
    * enfrentarse a = be faced with, come to + grips with, confront, face, face up to, meet, cope with, get to + grips with, clash with, grapple with, wrestle with, get + a grip on, go + head-to-head with, be up against, come up against, run up against, line up against, brave, breast, have + a go at, address, engage in + confrontation with.
    * enfrentarse a Algo cara a cara = address + Nombre + head-on, meet + Nombre + head-on, tackle + Nombre + head-on, face + Nombre + head-on.
    * enfrentarse a alternativas = be faced with choices, face + choices.
    * enfrentarse a la muerte = face + death.
    * enfrentarse a la realidad = confront + reality, face + (the) facts, face + reality.
    * enfrentarse a la realidad (de que) = face + (up to) the fact that, face + the truth (that).
    * enfrentarse a la vida = cope with + life, face + life, cope.
    * enfrentarse al futuro = face up to + the future, face + the future.
    * enfrentarse al hecho de que = face + (up to) the fact that.
    * enfrentarse a los cambios = cope with + change.
    * enfrentarse a los elementos = brave + the elements.
    * enfrentarse a una barrera = face + barrier.
    * enfrentarse a una crisis = face + crisis.
    * enfrentarse a una cuestión = run up against + issue.
    * enfrentarse a una limitación = face + constraint, face + limitation.
    * enfrentarse a una reacción + Adjetivo = meet with + Adjetivo + reaction.
    * enfrentarse a una situación = face + situation, meet + situation.
    * enfrentarse a una tarea = face + task.
    * enfrentarse a una traba = face + limitation, face + barrier.
    * enfrentarse a un dilema = face + dilemma.
    * enfrentarse a un impás = face + impasse.
    * enfrentarse a un obstáculo = address + barrier.
    * enfrentarse a un problema = challenge + threat, confront + question, cope with + problem, face + problem, confront + problem, come up against + problem, experience + problem, struggle with + issue, wrestle with + problem, deal with + issue.
    * enfrentarse a un reto = face + challenge, meet + challenge, undertake + challenge, handle + challenge, confront + challenge.
    * enfrentarse cara a cara con = go + eyball to eyeball with.
    * enfrentarse con una dificultad = face + difficulty.

    * * *
    enfrentar [A1 ]
    vt
    A ‹problema/peligro› to confront, face up to
    podemos enfrentar el futuro con optimismo we can face the future with optimism
    tienes que enfrentar la realidad you have to face up to reality, you have to face facts
    B
    1 ‹contrincantes/opositores› to bring … face to face enfrentar a algn CON algn to bring sb face to face WITH sb
    el combate enfrentará al campeón europeo con el africano the fight will bring together the European and African champions, the fight will bring the European champion face to face with the African champion, the European and African champions will meet in the fight
    2 (enemistar) to bring … into conflict
    1 (hacer frente a) enfrentarse A/ CON algn:
    se enfrentaron con la policía they clashed with the police
    se enfrentó con el enemigo he confronted the enemy
    se enfrentó duramente al or con el líder de la oposición she clashed with the leader of the opposition
    el equipo se enfrenta hoy a Paraguay today the team comes up against o meets Paraguay
    enfrentarse A algo:
    tuvieron que enfrentarse a múltiples dificultades/peligros they had to face many difficulties/dangers
    nunca ha querido enfrentarse a la realidad he has never wanted to face up to reality
    ya cambiará cuando tenga que enfrentarse a la vida he'll change when he has to face up to life
    2 ( recípr) «equipos/atletas» to meet; «tropas» to clash
    los dos líderes se enfrentaron en un duro debate the two leaders clashed in a fierce debate
    * * *

     

    enfrentar ( conjugate enfrentar) verbo transitivo
    1problema/peligro/realidad to confront, face up to;
    futuro to face
    2
    a)contrincantes/opositoresto bring … face to face

    b) ( enemistar) to bring … into conflict

    enfrentarse verbo pronominal
    a) ( hacer frente a) enfrentarse con algn ‹con rival/enemigo to confront sb;

    enfrentarse a algo ‹a dificultades/peligros to face sth;
    a realidad/responsabilidad to face up to sth
    b) ( recípr) [equipos/atletas] to meet;

    [tropas/oponentes] to clash
    enfrentar verbo transitivo
    1 (afrontar) to confront, face up to
    2 (enemistar) to set at odds: las diferencias políticas enfrentaron a los dos amigos, political differences set them at odds
    3 (poner frente a frente) to bring face to face
    ' enfrentar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    play off against
    - confront
    - pit
    - tackle
    * * *
    vt
    1. [enemistar] to bring into conflict
    2. [poner frente a frente] to bring face to face ( con with);
    un partido que enfrentará al actual campeón con sus antiguos rivales a game that will pit the current champions against their old rivals
    3. [hacer frente a] to confront, to face;
    enfrentan el futuro con inquietud they face the future with unease
    * * *
    v/t confront, face up to
    * * *
    : to confront, to face

    Spanish-English dictionary > enfrentar

  • 9 infringir

    v.
    to infringe, to break.
    El ladrón quebrantó la ley The thief infringed the law.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ DIRIGIR], like link=dirigir dirigir
    1 (gen) to infringe; (ley) to break
    * * *
    verb
    to infringe, break
    * * *
    VT to infringe, contravene
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to infringe, break
    * * *
    = be in violation of, breach, violate, infringe (on/upon), transgress.
    Ex. A 'self-help' approach, whereby libraries cooperate to boycott periodical publishers who are considered to be culpable, may also be in violation of antitrust legislation.
    Ex. He defends the right to breach voluntary codes of practice so long as they are within the laws passed by country, state and city.
    Ex. Women who self-promote may suffer social reprisals for violating gender prescriptions to be modest.
    Ex. The Act undoubtedly has the potential to infringe gravely upon the civil liberties of UK citizens.
    Ex. But it is Islam's strict code of sexual modesty that Islamists most often transgress.
    ----
    * infringir la confidencialidad = breach + confidentiality.
    * infringir la ley = break + the law.
    * infringir una ley = infringe + law, violate + law, breach + law, be in breach of + law.
    * infringir una norma = infringe + standard, violate + rule, violate + regulation, break + rules.
    * infringir una regla = violate + rule.
    * infringir un derecho = infringe + right, violate + right.
    * infringir un principio = violate + principle.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to infringe, break
    * * *
    = be in violation of, breach, violate, infringe (on/upon), transgress.

    Ex: A 'self-help' approach, whereby libraries cooperate to boycott periodical publishers who are considered to be culpable, may also be in violation of antitrust legislation.

    Ex: He defends the right to breach voluntary codes of practice so long as they are within the laws passed by country, state and city.
    Ex: Women who self-promote may suffer social reprisals for violating gender prescriptions to be modest.
    Ex: The Act undoubtedly has the potential to infringe gravely upon the civil liberties of UK citizens.
    Ex: But it is Islam's strict code of sexual modesty that Islamists most often transgress.
    * infringir la confidencialidad = breach + confidentiality.
    * infringir la ley = break + the law.
    * infringir una ley = infringe + law, violate + law, breach + law, be in breach of + law.
    * infringir una norma = infringe + standard, violate + rule, violate + regulation, break + rules.
    * infringir una regla = violate + rule.
    * infringir un derecho = infringe + right, violate + right.
    * infringir un principio = violate + principle.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.

    * * *
    infringir [I7 ]
    vt
    to infringe, break
    * * *

    infringir ( conjugate infringir) verbo transitivo
    to infringe, break
    infringir verbo transitivo to infringe
    infringir una ley, to break a law
    ' infringir' also found in these entries:
    English:
    infringe
    - law
    - violate
    - breach
    - break
    - offend
    * * *
    [quebrantar] to infringe, to break
    * * *
    v/t JUR infringe, violate
    * * *
    infringir {35} vt
    : to infringe, to breach
    * * *
    infringir vb (ley) to break [pt. broke; pp. broken]

    Spanish-English dictionary > infringir

  • 10 justificar

    v.
    to justify (gen) & (Imprenta).
    Ella justifica a su hijo She justifies her son.
    Ella justifica su proceder She justifies her actions.
    Ella justifica el texto She justifies the text.
    Su acción justifica el premio His action justifies=merits the award.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ SACAR], like link=sacar sacar
    1 (acción) to justify
    2 (persona) to excuse
    1 (persona) to justify oneself; (acción) to be justified
    \
    justificarse con alguien to apologize to somebody
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=explicar) to account for, explain
    2) (=excusar) [+ decisión, comportamiento] to justify, excuse
    3) (Inform, Tip) to justify
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) persona <ausencia/acción> to justify
    b) ( disculpar) < persona> to find o make excuses for
    c) situación/circunstancia to justify

    eso no justifica su actitudthat does not justify o that is no excuse for her attitude

    2) (Impr) to justify
    2.
    justificarse v pron to justify oneself, excuse oneself
    * * *
    = build + a case for, justify, make + apology, warrant, justify, excuse, vindicate.
    Ex. Then, with a kind of energetic abruptness, Bough said that they could try to build a case for keeping the budget intact.
    Ex. The time has arrived when it is more appropriate to ask why cataloguing is still conducted on a manual basis, rather than to seek to justify the use of computers in cataloguing.
    Ex. My perspective, for which I make no apology, is that of someone who works daily with the nitty-gritty of cataloging, as many of you do.
    Ex. Such broad selection may also warrant the use of go-and stop-lists.
    Ex. The weaknesses of the cold-metal machines were that they did not justify the lines automatically as part of the type-setting process.
    Ex. Librarians could be excused for wondering if there is any role for them to play in the virtual library environment.
    Ex. The relevance to a local library situation of British Library Lending Division data on periodical usage is vindicated.
    ----
    * el fin justifica los medios = the end justifies the means.
    * justificar a la derecha = justify + right.
    * justificar Algo = argue + Posesivo + corner.
    * justificar el esfuerzo = justify + the effort.
    * justificar la existencia = justify + Posesivo + existence.
    * justificar la necesidad de = justify + the case for.
    * sin justificar = unjustified.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) persona <ausencia/acción> to justify
    b) ( disculpar) < persona> to find o make excuses for
    c) situación/circunstancia to justify

    eso no justifica su actitudthat does not justify o that is no excuse for her attitude

    2) (Impr) to justify
    2.
    justificarse v pron to justify oneself, excuse oneself
    * * *
    = build + a case for, justify, make + apology, warrant, justify, excuse, vindicate.

    Ex: Then, with a kind of energetic abruptness, Bough said that they could try to build a case for keeping the budget intact.

    Ex: The time has arrived when it is more appropriate to ask why cataloguing is still conducted on a manual basis, rather than to seek to justify the use of computers in cataloguing.
    Ex: My perspective, for which I make no apology, is that of someone who works daily with the nitty-gritty of cataloging, as many of you do.
    Ex: Such broad selection may also warrant the use of go-and stop-lists.
    Ex: The weaknesses of the cold-metal machines were that they did not justify the lines automatically as part of the type-setting process.
    Ex: Librarians could be excused for wondering if there is any role for them to play in the virtual library environment.
    Ex: The relevance to a local library situation of British Library Lending Division data on periodical usage is vindicated.
    * el fin justifica los medios = the end justifies the means.
    * justificar a la derecha = justify + right.
    * justificar Algo = argue + Posesivo + corner.
    * justificar el esfuerzo = justify + the effort.
    * justificar la existencia = justify + Posesivo + existence.
    * justificar la necesidad de = justify + the case for.
    * sin justificar = unjustified.

    * * *
    justificar [A2 ]
    vt
    A
    1 «persona» ‹ausencia/acción› to justify
    justificó su ausencia diciendo que … he justified o excused his absence by saying that …
    2 (disculpar) ‹persona› to find o make excuses for
    3 «situación/circunstancia» to justify
    no justifica su actitud it does not justify her attitude, it is no excuse for her attitude
    sus sospechas no estaban justificadas his suspicions were not justified
    trabajar por tan poco dinero no se justifica working for such low wages just isn't worth it
    B ( Impr) to justify
    to justify oneself, excuse oneself
    no intentes justificarte don't try to justify yourself o make excuses for yourself
    yo no tengo por qué justificarme por algo que no he hecho I have no reason to apologize for something I did not do
    * * *

     

    justificar ( conjugate justificar) verbo transitivo


    sus sospechas no estaban justificadas his suspicions were not justified;
    trabajar por tan poco no se justifica it isn't worth working for so little
    b) ( disculpar) ‹ persona› to find o make excuses for

    justificarse verbo pronominal
    to justify oneself, excuse oneself
    justificar verbo transitivo to justify
    ' justificar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    pertinencia
    English:
    account for
    - condone
    - excuse
    - justify
    - leg
    - legitimate
    - vindicate
    - warrant
    * * *
    vt
    1. [probar] to justify;
    justifiqué todos los gastos I accounted for all the expenses
    2. [hacer admisible] to justify;
    con sus treinta goles justificó el costo de su fichaje his thirty goals justified o made up for the size of his transfer fee
    3. [excusar]
    justificar a alguien to make excuses for sb;
    que estuviera cansado no justifica su comportamiento the fact that he was tired doesn't justify o excuse his behaviour
    4. Imprenta to justify
    * * *
    v/t
    1 justify; mala conducta justify, excuse
    2 TIP justify
    * * *
    justificar {72} vt
    1) : to justify
    2) : to excuse, to vindicate
    * * *
    justificar vb to justify [pt. & pp. justified]

    Spanish-English dictionary > justificar

  • 11 literatura fantástica

    Ex. This article defends the value of fantasy literature and science fiction and discusses their treatment in public libraries = Este artículo defiende la importancia de la literatura fantástica y de la ciencia ficción y estudia su tratamiento en las bibliotecas públicas.
    * * *

    Ex: This article defends the value of fantasy literature and science fiction and discusses their treatment in public libraries = Este artículo defiende la importancia de la literatura fantástica y de la ciencia ficción y estudia su tratamiento en las bibliotecas públicas.

    Spanish-English dictionary > literatura fantástica

  • 12 oponer

    v.
    1 to put up (resistencia).
    2 to put forward, to give.
    3 to oppose, to play off, to put opposite.
    4 to contest.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ PONER], like link=poner poner (pp opuesto,-a)
    1 to reply with, counter with
    1 (estar en contra) to oppose (a, -), be against (a, -)
    2 (ser contrario) to be in opposition (a, to), contradict (a, -)
    \
    oponer resistencia to offer resistance
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    ( pp opuesto)
    1. VT
    1) [+ resistencia] to put up
    2) [+ argumentos] to set out
    3) (=poner contra)
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < resistencia> to offer, put up; < objeción> to raise

    oponer algo a algoto counter o answer something with something

    2.
    oponerse v pron
    a) ( ser contrario) to object

    nuestros caracteres se oponen — (recípr) we are opposites

    * * *
    = oppose.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    ----
    * oponer resistencia = put up + resistance.
    * oponerse = set against, buck.
    * oponerse a = be averse to, combat, contravene, resist, be set against, be contrary to, be hostile to, stand up to, argue against, go + head-to-head with, be negatively disposed to, object to, stand in + opposition to, run up against, line up against.
    * persona que se opone a Algo = opponent.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < resistencia> to offer, put up; < objeción> to raise

    oponer algo a algoto counter o answer something with something

    2.
    oponerse v pron
    a) ( ser contrario) to object

    nuestros caracteres se oponen — (recípr) we are opposites

    * * *

    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.

    * oponer resistencia = put up + resistance.
    * oponerse = set against, buck.
    * oponerse a = be averse to, combat, contravene, resist, be set against, be contrary to, be hostile to, stand up to, argue against, go + head-to-head with, be negatively disposed to, object to, stand in + opposition to, run up against, line up against.
    * persona que se opone a Algo = opponent.

    * * *
    oponer [ E22 ]
    vt
    ‹resistencia› to offer, put up; ‹objeción› to raise oponer algo A algo to counter o answer sth WITH sth
    oponer la razón a la fuerza to counter force with reason
    a esto supo oponer convincentes argumentos he was able to argue convincingly against this, he was able to put forward o to present convincing arguments against this
    a los talentos individuales del Santa Cruz el Benadós opone un excelente juego de equipo Benadós relies on its excellent teamwork to counter the individual talents of the Santa Cruz players
    1 (ser contrario) to object
    sus padres no se opusieron his parents didn't object o raise any objections
    oponerse A algo to be opposed to sth
    su familia se opone a la boda her family is opposed o is against the marriage
    nadie se opuso al plan nobody objected to o opposed the plan
    2 (contradecir) oponerse A algo to contradict sth
    * * *

    oponer ( conjugate oponer) verbo transitivo resistencia to offer, put up;
    objeción to raise
    oponerse verbo pronominal ( ser contrario) to object;
    oponerse A algo to oppose sth;

    oponer verbo transitivo
    1 to put up: no opuso resistencia, he put up no resistance
    2 (un argumento, razón) to put forward

    ' oponer' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    contraponer
    - poner
    - resistir
    English:
    pit
    - play
    - resist
    - stand
    - struggle
    - weakly
    * * *
    vt
    1. [resistencia] to put up
    2. [argumento, razón] to put forward, to give
    * * *
    <part opuesto> v/t resistencia put up (a to), offer (a to); razón, argumento put forward (a against)
    * * *
    oponer {60} vt
    1) contraponer: to oppose, to place against
    2)
    oponer resistencia : to resist, to put up a fight
    * * *
    oponer vb to put forward [pt. & pp. put]

    Spanish-English dictionary > oponer

  • 13 opositor

    adj.
    opposing, opposition, contrarian, of the opposition.
    m.
    opponent, competitor, opposer, objector.
    El bote se fue a pique The boat sank all the way to the bottom.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    * * *
    opositor, -a
    1.
    ADJ (=contrario) opposing; (Pol) opposition antes de s, of the opposition
    2. SM / F
    1) (Univ) competitor, candidate (a for)
    2) (Pol) opponent
    * * *
    I
    - tora adjetivo opposition (before n)
    II
    - tora masculino, femenino
    1) (de partido, régimen) opponent
    2) (Esp, Ven) ( en concurso de oposición) candidate
    * * *
    = defendant, respondent.
    Nota: Opositor a titulación que defiende u opone un tema elegido a debate por el moderador académico.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    * * *
    I
    - tora adjetivo opposition (before n)
    II
    - tora masculino, femenino
    1) (de partido, régimen) opponent
    2) (Esp, Ven) ( en concurso de oposición) candidate
    * * *
    = defendant, respondent.
    Nota: Opositor a titulación que defiende u opone un tema elegido a debate por el moderador académico.

    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.

    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.

    * * *
    opposition ( before n)
    masculine, feminine
    A (de un partido, régimen) opponent
    esta fórmula no encontró opositores this formula did not meet with any opposition
    * * *

    opositor,-ora sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 (en un examen público) candidate for a competitive examination
    2 (a un proyecto, una opinión, un régimen, etc) opponent
    ' opositor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    opositora
    English:
    opponent
    * * *
    opositor, -ora nm,f
    1. [a un cargo] = candidate in a public entrance examination
    2. [oponente] opponent
    * * *
    I adj opposition atr
    II m, opositora f opponent
    * * *
    adversario: opponent

    Spanish-English dictionary > opositor

  • 14 perverso

    adj.
    perverse, wicked, bad, base.
    m.
    pervert, evil doer.
    * * *
    1 (malvado) evil, wicked
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 evil person
    * * *
    ADJ (=depravado) depraved; (=malvado) wicked
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo evil
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino evil o wicked person
    * * *
    = wicked, untoward, perverse, wayward, slavering, diabolical, diabolic, poison-pen, sinister.
    Ex. If the analogy with the fairy story is taken a little further it can be noted that no author really believes in dragons, wicked queens, fair maidens locked in high towers and the like.
    Ex. Perhaps, he questioned himself, this is the way every principal operates, and there is nothing untoward in it.
    Ex. The demand for business information, in relation to its price, is rather perverse in that high price often generates a high demand.
    Ex. The article 'The wayward scholar: resources and research in popular culture' defends popular culture as a legitimate and important library resource.
    Ex. There is much slavering, kinky enjoyment of Diana's torments, a quality shared with the Gothic novel.
    Ex. This scene is appropriate in relation to the center panel, which shows the diabolical influence of lust.
    Ex. The triptych as a whole reflects late Medieval obsession with demons and witches, and with the diabolic 'power of women' to corrupt man.
    Ex. The writer explains how he earned a poison-pen reputation as dance and music critic at the Los Angeles Times.
    Ex. The selectman received this explanation in silence, but he fastened on the librarian a glance full of sinister meaning.
    ----
    * mundo utópico perverso = dystopia.
    * sexo perverso = kinky sex.
    * utopía perversa = dystopia.
    * utópico perverso = dystopian.
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo evil
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino evil o wicked person
    * * *
    = wicked, untoward, perverse, wayward, slavering, diabolical, diabolic, poison-pen, sinister.

    Ex: If the analogy with the fairy story is taken a little further it can be noted that no author really believes in dragons, wicked queens, fair maidens locked in high towers and the like.

    Ex: Perhaps, he questioned himself, this is the way every principal operates, and there is nothing untoward in it.
    Ex: The demand for business information, in relation to its price, is rather perverse in that high price often generates a high demand.
    Ex: The article 'The wayward scholar: resources and research in popular culture' defends popular culture as a legitimate and important library resource.
    Ex: There is much slavering, kinky enjoyment of Diana's torments, a quality shared with the Gothic novel.
    Ex: This scene is appropriate in relation to the center panel, which shows the diabolical influence of lust.
    Ex: The triptych as a whole reflects late Medieval obsession with demons and witches, and with the diabolic 'power of women' to corrupt man.
    Ex: The writer explains how he earned a poison-pen reputation as dance and music critic at the Los Angeles Times.
    Ex: The selectman received this explanation in silence, but he fastened on the librarian a glance full of sinister meaning.
    * mundo utópico perverso = dystopia.
    * sexo perverso = kinky sex.
    * utopía perversa = dystopia.
    * utópico perverso = dystopian.

    * * *
    perverso1 -sa
    evil
    una mente perversa an evil mind
    la madrastra perversa the wicked stepmother
    perverso2 -sa
    masculine, feminine
    evil o wicked person
    * * *

    perverso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    evil
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    evil o wicked person
    perverso,-a
    I adjetivo evil, wicked
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino wicked person

    ' perverso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    mala
    - malo
    - perversa
    - tenebrosa
    - tenebroso
    English:
    perverse
    - spiteful
    - diabolical
    * * *
    perverso, -a
    adj
    evil, wicked
    nm,f
    1. [depravado] depraved person
    2. [persona mala] evil person
    * * *
    adj wicked, evil
    * * *
    perverso, -sa adj
    : wicked, depraved

    Spanish-English dictionary > perverso

  • 15 propugnar

    v.
    1 to advocate, to support.
    2 to uphold, to encourage, to advocate, to champion.
    * * *
    1 to advocate
    * * *
    VT (=proponer) to advocate, propose, suggest; (=apoyar) to defend, support
    * * *
    verbo transitivo (frml) ( apoyar) to support; ( proponer) to advocate, propose
    * * *
    = espouse, foster, promote, defend, advocate, forward.
    Ex. Most respondents espoused the latter view as an appropriate response to IT developments to date.
    Ex. Among Mr. Welsh's professional activities and accomplishments are his successful efforts to foster an increased two-way communication between LC's Processing Department and his professional colleagues in the field.
    Ex. Initially, it is necessary that the scheme be published and available for purchase, and that its use is generally promoted.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. In order to understand the citation order that PRECIS indexing advocates it is necessary to examine the function of the operators more closely.
    Ex. In order to forward the mission of the University, specific programs will be targeted for growth, consolidation, and possible elimination.
    ----
    * propugnado desde hace mucho tiempo = long-espoused.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo (frml) ( apoyar) to support; ( proponer) to advocate, propose
    * * *
    = espouse, foster, promote, defend, advocate, forward.

    Ex: Most respondents espoused the latter view as an appropriate response to IT developments to date.

    Ex: Among Mr. Welsh's professional activities and accomplishments are his successful efforts to foster an increased two-way communication between LC's Processing Department and his professional colleagues in the field.
    Ex: Initially, it is necessary that the scheme be published and available for purchase, and that its use is generally promoted.
    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex: In order to understand the citation order that PRECIS indexing advocates it is necessary to examine the function of the operators more closely.
    Ex: In order to forward the mission of the University, specific programs will be targeted for growth, consolidation, and possible elimination.
    * propugnado desde hace mucho tiempo = long-espoused.

    * * *
    propugnar [A1 ]
    vt
    ( frml) (apoyar) to support; (proponer) to advocate, propose
    los que propugnaron mi nombramiento those who supported my nomination
    la guerra que propugnan algunos extremistas the war which is advocated o proposed by a few extremists
    * * *

    propugnar verbo transitivo to advocate, propose
    * * *
    to advocate, to support
    * * *
    v/t advocate

    Spanish-English dictionary > propugnar

  • 16 rebelde2

    2 = unruly, rebellious, insurgent, fractious, wayward, resistive, disorderly, riotous, insurrectionary.
    Ex. 'Sometimes the kids get a little unruly!' she announced in that easy familiar style of hers as she sat down.
    Ex. The urge to mechanize paper-making came at first as much from the papermakers' desire to free themselves from dependence upon their skilled but rebellious workmen as from the pursuit of production economies.
    Ex. This growth accompanied an insurgent professionalism.
    Ex. Thus was Christianity codified into a Bible that still today is the central element in the faith of the two billion adherents of the largest, if most fractious, of the world's religions.
    Ex. The article 'The wayward scholar: resources and research in popular culture' defends popular culture as a legitimate and important library resource.
    Ex. This game was developed in order to facilitate the therapeutic process for those children who are `inhibited, constrained or resistive'.
    Ex. As expected, students in disorderly schools tend to have higher misbehavior and lower achievement.
    Ex. I'd like to see the full force of the law brought down on these people who are involved in this riotous behaviour.
    Ex. Most obviously, the insurrectionary movements of the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were informed by notions of nationality.
    ----
    * ángel rebelde = rebel angel.

    Spanish-English dictionary > rebelde2

  • 17 señal de alarma

    alarm signal
    * * *
    (n.) = alarm signal, clarion call
    Ex. However, problems can arise with some electronic detection devices because other metal objects such as belt clasps may activate the alarm signal.
    Ex. The article 'A clarion call for library trustees' defends that libraries have an obligation to preserve and transmit civilisation and require the services of trustees from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines who will be dedicated to this cause.
    * * *
    (n.) = alarm signal, clarion call

    Ex: However, problems can arise with some electronic detection devices because other metal objects such as belt clasps may activate the alarm signal.

    Ex: The article 'A clarion call for library trustees' defends that libraries have an obligation to preserve and transmit civilisation and require the services of trustees from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines who will be dedicated to this cause.

    Spanish-English dictionary > señal de alarma

  • 18 señal de alerta

    (n.) = early warning signal, clarion call, warning sign, warning signal
    Ex. The statistics collected served as an early warning signal for trouble spots.
    Ex. The article 'A clarion call for library trustees' defends that libraries have an obligation to preserve and transmit civilisation and require the services of trustees from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines who will be dedicated to this cause.
    Ex. Once established, a look, a nod, or a warning sign from the teacher is usually enough to remind forgetful children of the accepted mode of behavior and to prevent distractions.
    Ex. The book is de-sensitized at the time of issue but if a book is removed from the library without being issued the magnetic strip activates a warning signal at the library exit.
    * * *
    (n.) = early warning signal, clarion call, warning sign, warning signal

    Ex: The statistics collected served as an early warning signal for trouble spots.

    Ex: The article 'A clarion call for library trustees' defends that libraries have an obligation to preserve and transmit civilisation and require the services of trustees from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines who will be dedicated to this cause.
    Ex: Once established, a look, a nod, or a warning sign from the teacher is usually enough to remind forgetful children of the accepted mode of behavior and to prevent distractions.
    Ex: The book is de-sensitized at the time of issue but if a book is removed from the library without being issued the magnetic strip activates a warning signal at the library exit.

    Spanish-English dictionary > señal de alerta

  • 19 titulación

    f.
    1 awarding of title, entitlement.
    2 titration.
    * * *
    1 qualifications plural
    * * *
    SF (Univ) degrees and diplomas pl

    "se necesita titulación universitaria" — "university degree required"

    * * *
    femenino qualifications (pl)

    personas con titulación universitaria — university graduates, college graduates (AmE)

    * * *
    = degree, qualification, course of study, degree course, professional qualification.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. At this point one of the trustees, scratching his head, raised the question of the qualifications of such a person.
    Ex. The notion that a course of study, whether academic or vocational/technical, prepares a person for a lifetime career is outdated and dangerous.
    Ex. This is the first degree course for library technicians offered in Australia.
    Ex. The minimum professional qualifications in archaeology are a graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field.
    ----
    * con doble titulación = dually qualified.
    * con titulación previa = already-qualified.
    * con titulación profesional = professionally educated.
    * obtener titulación = receive + degree.
    * sin titulación = unqualified.
    * titulación académica = academic qualification.
    * titulación compuesta de clases y prácticas en empresas = sandwich degree.
    * titulación en biblioteconomía y documentación = library degree, library science degree.
    * titulación formal = formal degree programme.
    * titulación profesional = professional qualification.
    * titulación requerida = job specs.
    * titulación universitaria = degree programme, university degree.
    * trabajador sin titulación específica = non-professional [nonprofessional].
    * * *
    femenino qualifications (pl)

    personas con titulación universitaria — university graduates, college graduates (AmE)

    * * *
    = degree, qualification, course of study, degree course, professional qualification.

    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.

    Ex: At this point one of the trustees, scratching his head, raised the question of the qualifications of such a person.
    Ex: The notion that a course of study, whether academic or vocational/technical, prepares a person for a lifetime career is outdated and dangerous.
    Ex: This is the first degree course for library technicians offered in Australia.
    Ex: The minimum professional qualifications in archaeology are a graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field.
    * con doble titulación = dually qualified.
    * con titulación previa = already-qualified.
    * con titulación profesional = professionally educated.
    * obtener titulación = receive + degree.
    * sin titulación = unqualified.
    * titulación académica = academic qualification.
    * titulación compuesta de clases y prácticas en empresas = sandwich degree.
    * titulación en biblioteconomía y documentación = library degree, library science degree.
    * titulaciones = certificate and degree programs.
    * titulación formal = formal degree programme.
    * titulación profesional = professional qualification.
    * titulación requerida = job specs.
    * titulación universitaria = degree programme, university degree.
    * trabajador sin titulación específica = non-professional [nonprofessional].

    * * *
    qualifications (pl)
    un profesor de titulación francesa a teacher who qualified in France
    personas con titulación universitaria university graduates, college graduates ( AmE), people with university o ( AmE) college degrees
    [ S ] se exige titulación universitaria or superior graduate required
    * * *

    titulación sustantivo femenino
    qualifications (pl);

    titulación f Educ qualifications pl

    ' titulación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    licenciatura
    English:
    qualified
    - unqualified
    * * *
    [académica] qualifications titulación profesional professional qualifications
    * * *
    f qualifications pl

    Spanish-English dictionary > titulación

  • 20 toque de rebato

    (n.) = clarion call
    Ex. The article 'A clarion call for library trustees' defends that libraries have an obligation to preserve and transmit civilisation and require the services of trustees from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines who will be dedicated to this cause.
    * * *

    Ex: The article 'A clarion call for library trustees' defends that libraries have an obligation to preserve and transmit civilisation and require the services of trustees from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines who will be dedicated to this cause.

    Spanish-English dictionary > toque de rebato

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  • défends — ou DÉFENS. sub. mas. Terme des Eaux et Forêts. Il se dit dans cette phrase, Bois en défens, Dont la coupe, ou l entrée des bestiaux, est défendue …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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