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  • 1 anular

    adj.
    1 ring-shaped.
    dedo anular ring finger
    2 annular, ring-shaped.
    Ricardo compró un artefacto anular Richard bought a ring-shaped artifact.
    m.
    1 ring finger (dedo).
    Elsa se quebró el anular Elsa fractured her ring finger.
    2 annular, annular ligament.
    v.
    1 to annul, to leave without effect, to abolish, to invalidate.
    El juez anuló la decisión The judge annulled the decision.
    2 to belittle, to annul, to underrate.
    Dorotea anula a su hijo Dorothy belittles her son.
    3 to chalk off.
    * * *
    1 ring-shaped
    1 ring finger
    ————————
    1 (matrimonio) to annul; (una ley) to repeal; (una sentencia) to quash
    2 (un pedido, viaje) to cancel; (un contrato) to invalidate, cancel
    3 DEPORTE (un gol) to disallow
    4 figurado (desautorizar) to deprive of authority
    1 to lose one's authority
    * * *
    verb
    1) to cancel, annul, rescind
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ contrato] to cancel, rescind; [+ ley] to repeal; [+ decisión] to override; [+ matrimonio] to annul
    2) [+ elecciones, resultado] to declare null and void; [+ gol, tanto] to disallow
    3) [+ cita, viaje, evento] to cancel
    4) [+ cheque] to cancel
    5) [+ efecto] to cancel out, destroy
    6) (Mat) to cancel out
    7) [+ persona] to overshadow
    8) frm (=incapacitar) to deprive of authority, remove from office
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo < forma> ring-shaped
    II 1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <contrato/viaje> to cancel; < matrimonio> to annul; <fallo/sentencia> to quash, overturn; < resultado> to declare... null and void; <tanto/gol> to disallow
    b) < cheque> ( destruir) to cancel; ( dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    2) < persona> to destroy
    2.
    anularse v pron (recípr)
    III
    masculino ring finger
    * * *
    = negate, nullify, override, overtake, overturn, render + valueless, render + wrong, repeal, rule out, short-circuit [shortcircuit], stultify, dope, gainsay, eviscerate, wipe out, obliterate, preempt [pre-empt], revoke, undo, waive, quash, block off, write off, blot out, overrule, void.
    Ex. Thus excessive delays in the availability of cataloguing records from the central agency will negate much of the value of a central service.
    Ex. To adopt terms or names in various languages, which are probably unfamiliar in a certain other language, would be to nullify the usefulness of that catalog to all of these users in the interest of cooperation.
    Ex. On the final screen in the sequence, the default values for today's closing time and tomorrow's opening time may be overridden.
    Ex. Why have card-based systems been overtaken by computer databases?.
    Ex. However, any refinement involves greater human intervention, and this in turn can easily overturn the arguments in favour of subject indexes based upon titles.
    Ex. The immense cultural differences facing the professions tends to render comparisons valueless.
    Ex. Further, changes in the external world serve to render judgments, valid at the moment, wrong at best, and detrimental to the effectiveness of the catalog at worst.
    Ex. I was one of the cosigners of a resolution which tried to have the ISBD repealed.
    Ex. If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex. There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex. Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex. A photolithographic process selectively dopes minute areas of the silicon and so builds up circuits.
    Ex. We could even agree that no one in our experience is terribly interested in knowing about all of the works of an author, and this would not gainsay the value of consistent author entry.
    Ex. Also, to become emotionally wedded to a particular view is to eviscerate one's effectiveness in achieving a workable solution.
    Ex. Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
    Ex. Typing errors cannot be obliterated with a normal erasing fluid as this would print and appear as a blotch on the copies.
    Ex. This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex. I would think that we would still charge for lost and damaged books and that we would revoke borrowing privileges of chronic offenders, or whatever we decide to call them.
    Ex. The National Library of Estonia, established in 1918, is undergoing a revolutionary period of undoing the effects of the cultural policies of the communist regime.
    Ex. When only partial success in contracted terms is achieved, the repayment due may be reduced or waived.
    Ex. The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex. A globalizing world so devoted to 'diversity,' as the present one is, can ill afford to block off one particular communication channel in favor of any other.
    Ex. They express concern over Povinelli's certainty in writing off that multicultural project, however.
    Ex. Las Vegas was once notorious for loose morals, fast living and financial transactions murky enough to blot out the desert sun.
    Ex. President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.
    Ex. However, in the case when the user's input fails, we would like to void the reserved funds.
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    * anular las posibilidades = close off + possibilities.
    * anular la validez de un concepto = sterilise + idea.
    * anular una posibilidad = block off + alley.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo < forma> ring-shaped
    II 1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <contrato/viaje> to cancel; < matrimonio> to annul; <fallo/sentencia> to quash, overturn; < resultado> to declare... null and void; <tanto/gol> to disallow
    b) < cheque> ( destruir) to cancel; ( dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    2) < persona> to destroy
    2.
    anularse v pron (recípr)
    III
    masculino ring finger
    * * *
    = negate, nullify, override, overtake, overturn, render + valueless, render + wrong, repeal, rule out, short-circuit [shortcircuit], stultify, dope, gainsay, eviscerate, wipe out, obliterate, preempt [pre-empt], revoke, undo, waive, quash, block off, write off, blot out, overrule, void.

    Ex: Thus excessive delays in the availability of cataloguing records from the central agency will negate much of the value of a central service.

    Ex: To adopt terms or names in various languages, which are probably unfamiliar in a certain other language, would be to nullify the usefulness of that catalog to all of these users in the interest of cooperation.
    Ex: On the final screen in the sequence, the default values for today's closing time and tomorrow's opening time may be overridden.
    Ex: Why have card-based systems been overtaken by computer databases?.
    Ex: However, any refinement involves greater human intervention, and this in turn can easily overturn the arguments in favour of subject indexes based upon titles.
    Ex: The immense cultural differences facing the professions tends to render comparisons valueless.
    Ex: Further, changes in the external world serve to render judgments, valid at the moment, wrong at best, and detrimental to the effectiveness of the catalog at worst.
    Ex: I was one of the cosigners of a resolution which tried to have the ISBD repealed.
    Ex: If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex: There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex: Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex: A photolithographic process selectively dopes minute areas of the silicon and so builds up circuits.
    Ex: We could even agree that no one in our experience is terribly interested in knowing about all of the works of an author, and this would not gainsay the value of consistent author entry.
    Ex: Also, to become emotionally wedded to a particular view is to eviscerate one's effectiveness in achieving a workable solution.
    Ex: Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
    Ex: Typing errors cannot be obliterated with a normal erasing fluid as this would print and appear as a blotch on the copies.
    Ex: This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex: I would think that we would still charge for lost and damaged books and that we would revoke borrowing privileges of chronic offenders, or whatever we decide to call them.
    Ex: The National Library of Estonia, established in 1918, is undergoing a revolutionary period of undoing the effects of the cultural policies of the communist regime.
    Ex: When only partial success in contracted terms is achieved, the repayment due may be reduced or waived.
    Ex: The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex: A globalizing world so devoted to 'diversity,' as the present one is, can ill afford to block off one particular communication channel in favor of any other.
    Ex: They express concern over Povinelli's certainty in writing off that multicultural project, however.
    Ex: Las Vegas was once notorious for loose morals, fast living and financial transactions murky enough to blot out the desert sun.
    Ex: President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.
    Ex: However, in the case when the user's input fails, we would like to void the reserved funds.
    * anular las posibilidades = close off + possibilities.
    * anular la validez de un concepto = sterilise + idea.
    * anular una posibilidad = block off + alley.

    * * *
    ‹forma› ring-shaped dedo
    anular2 [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹contrato› to cancel, rescind; ‹matrimonio› to annul; ‹fallo/sentencia› to quash, overturn; ‹resultado› to declare … null and void; ‹tanto/gol› to disallow
    2 ‹cheque› (destruir) to cancel; (dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    3 ‹viaje/compromiso› to cancel
    B ‹persona› to destroy
    las dos fuerzas se anulan the two forces cancel each other out
    ring finger
    * * *

     

    anular verbo transitivo
    a)contrato/viaje to cancel;

    matrimonio to annul;
    fallo/sentencia to quash, overturn;
    resultadoto declare … null and void;
    tanto/gol to disallow
    b) cheque› ( destruir) to cancel;

    ( dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    finger ring
    anular 1 sustantivo masculino ring finger
    anular 2 verbo transitivo
    1 Com (un pedido) to cancel
    Dep (un gol) to disallow
    (un matrimonio) to annul
    Jur (una ley) to repeal
    2 Inform to delete
    3 (desautorizar, ignorar a una persona) to destroy
    ' anular' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dedo
    English:
    annul
    - cancel out
    - disallow
    - invalidate
    - negate
    - nullify
    - off
    - override
    - quash
    - rescind
    - ring finger
    - scrub
    - cancel
    - finger
    - over
    * * *
    adj
    [en forma de anillo] ring-shaped;
    dedo anular ring finger
    nm
    [dedo] ring finger
    vt
    1. [cancelar] to cancel;
    [ley] to repeal; [matrimonio, contrato] to annul
    2. Dep [partido] to call off;
    [gol] to disallow; [resultado] to declare void
    3. [restar iniciativa]
    su marido la anula totalmente she's totally dominated by her husband;
    el defensa anuló a la estrella del equipo contrario the defender marked the opposing team's star out of the game
    * * *
    1 v/t cancel; matrimonio annul; gol disallow; ley repeal
    2 adj ring-shaped;
    dedo anular ring finger
    * * *
    anular vt
    : to annul, to cancel
    * * *
    anular vb
    1. (cita, viaje, etc) to cancel [pt. & pp. cancelled]
    2. (matrimonio) to annul [pt. & pp. annulled]
    3. (gol, tanto) to disallow

    Spanish-English dictionary > anular

  • 2 embrutecer

    v.
    1 to stultify, to make dull.
    2 to brutalize, to bestialize, to brutalise, to make brutish.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ AGRADECER], like link=agradecer agradecer
    1 (facultades etc) to dull, deaden
    1 to become dull, become stupefied
    * * *
    1.
    VT to stupefy, dull the senses of
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo trabajo to stultify; televisión to make... mindless
    * * *
    = barbarise [barbarize, -USA], brutalise [brutalize, -USA].
    Ex. The first option means fighting, the resistance brutalizing, barbarizing and dehumanising both ourselves and our victims, and resulting, at best, in a desolate and desocialized state.
    Ex. The first option means fighting the resistance, brutalizing, barbarizing and dehumanising both ourselves and our victims, and resulting, at best, in a desolate and desocialized state.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo trabajo to stultify; televisión to make... mindless
    * * *
    = barbarise [barbarize, -USA], brutalise [brutalize, -USA].

    Ex: The first option means fighting, the resistance brutalizing, barbarizing and dehumanising both ourselves and our victims, and resulting, at best, in a desolate and desocialized state.

    Ex: The first option means fighting the resistance, brutalizing, barbarizing and dehumanising both ourselves and our victims, and resulting, at best, in a desolate and desocialized state.

    * * *
    embrutecer [E3 ]
    vt
    «trabajo» to stultify, dull; «televisión» to make … mindless, turn … into a vegetable ( colloq)
    * * *

    embrutecer ( conjugate embrutecer) verbo transitivo [ trabajo] to stultify;
    [ televisión] to make … mindless
    embrutecer verbo transitivo to brutalize
    * * *
    vt
    to stultify, to make dull;
    la televisión embrutece a los niños television stunts children's mental development
    * * *
    v/t brutalize

    Spanish-English dictionary > embrutecer

  • 3 frenar

    v.
    1 to brake (automobiles).
    El auto frena de repente The car brakes suddenly.
    Ricardo frenó el auto Richard braked the car.
    2 to check.
    los altos tipos de interés frenan a los inversores the high interest rates are holding investors back
    3 to rein in, to rein up, to rein back.
    El jinete frenó al caballo The rider reined in the horse.
    María frenó su lengua Mary checked her tongue.
    4 to halt, to set back, to slow down to a halt.
    El movimiento frenó The movement slowed down to a halt.
    5 to scotch, to spoke.
    El mecánico frena la rueda The mechanic scotches the wheel.
    * * *
    1 to brake
    2 figurado to restrain, check
    1 to brake
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (Aut, Mec) to brake
    2) (=contener) [+ inflación, crecimiento, avance, deterioro] to check, slow down; [+ pasiones, entusiasmo] to curb; [+ enemigo, ataque] to check, hold back
    2.
    VI (Aut) to brake

    frena, que viene una curva — brake, there's a bend coming up

    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) (Transp) to brake
    2) <proceso/deterioro> to slow... down; <alza/inflación> to curb, check; <progreso/desarrollo> to hold... back
    2.
    frenar vi to brake, apply the brake(s) (frml)
    3.
    frenarse v pron (refl) to restrain oneself
    * * *
    = put + the brakes on, stultify, rein in, curb, apply + the brakes, slow down, slow up, brake, hold + Nombre + back.
    Ex. At the heart of the debate on Community budget and agricultural reforms has been the UK's insistence on the need to put the brakes on runaway spending on agriculture.
    Ex. Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex. If librarians hope to rein in escalating periodical prices, they must become more assertive consumers.
    Ex. A book detection system was installed to curb thefts which had been seriously eroding the library's resources for some time, creating a heavy drain on the limited book budget.
    Ex. The conclusion by the article 'Children's bookstores: applying the brakes' is that the rapid growth in children's bookstores and bookselling, documented in previous surveys, may have finally reached a plateau.
    Ex. However, the flight from DC appears to have slowed down more quickly than was anticipated, and we no longer read of large numbers of libraries making the change.
    Ex. Since cataloging is the most time consuming part of digitization, it has slowed up the placement of files.
    Ex. Last year the system was upgraded so the car will brake if the driver fails to react to a dangerous situation.
    Ex. Despite the improvements in the 17th edition, the scheme has been held back for years by the old policy of 'integrity of numbers' referred to above, the effects of which are not likely to be quickly mitigated.
    ----
    * frenar el gasto público = curb + public spending.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) (Transp) to brake
    2) <proceso/deterioro> to slow... down; <alza/inflación> to curb, check; <progreso/desarrollo> to hold... back
    2.
    frenar vi to brake, apply the brake(s) (frml)
    3.
    frenarse v pron (refl) to restrain oneself
    * * *
    = put + the brakes on, stultify, rein in, curb, apply + the brakes, slow down, slow up, brake, hold + Nombre + back.

    Ex: At the heart of the debate on Community budget and agricultural reforms has been the UK's insistence on the need to put the brakes on runaway spending on agriculture.

    Ex: Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex: If librarians hope to rein in escalating periodical prices, they must become more assertive consumers.
    Ex: A book detection system was installed to curb thefts which had been seriously eroding the library's resources for some time, creating a heavy drain on the limited book budget.
    Ex: The conclusion by the article 'Children's bookstores: applying the brakes' is that the rapid growth in children's bookstores and bookselling, documented in previous surveys, may have finally reached a plateau.
    Ex: However, the flight from DC appears to have slowed down more quickly than was anticipated, and we no longer read of large numbers of libraries making the change.
    Ex: Since cataloging is the most time consuming part of digitization, it has slowed up the placement of files.
    Ex: Last year the system was upgraded so the car will brake if the driver fails to react to a dangerous situation.
    Ex: Despite the improvements in the 17th edition, the scheme has been held back for years by the old policy of 'integrity of numbers' referred to above, the effects of which are not likely to be quickly mitigated.
    * frenar el gasto público = curb + public spending.

    * * *
    frenar [A1 ]
    vt
    A ( Transp) to brake
    B
    1 ‹proceso/deterioro› to slow … down, check; ‹alza/inflación› to curb, check, slow … down; ‹progreso/desarrollo› to hold … back, slow … up/down
    frena la maduración de la fruta it stops the fruit ripening so quickly, it slows down the ripening process of the fruit
    a veces uno tiene que frenar la lengua there are times when one has to hold one's tongue
    para frenar la ola de refugiados to stem the flow of refugees
    2 ‹ilusiones/esperanzas› to put a damper on
    ■ frenar
    vi
    to brake, apply the brake(s) ( frml)
    ( refl) to restrain oneself
    * * *

    frenar ( conjugate frenar) verbo transitivo
    1 (Transp) to brake
    2proceso/deterioroto slow … down;
    alza/inflación to curb, check;
    progreso/desarrolloto hold … back
    verbo intransitivo
    to brake, apply the brake(s) (frml)
    frenar verbo transitivo
    1 (un vehículo, máquina) to brake
    2 (contener) (crisis, inflación, etc) to slow down
    (una tendencia, un impulso) to restrain
    ' frenar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    retardar
    - seco
    English:
    arrest
    - brake
    - check
    - put on
    - slam on
    - apply
    - curb
    * * *
    vt
    1. [en vehículo] to brake
    2. [contener] to check;
    [disminuir] to curb, to slow down;
    medidas para frenar el desempleo measures to curb unemployment;
    nadie pudo frenar a la estrella brasileña no one could stop the Brazilian star;
    los altos tipos de interés frenan a los inversores the high interest rates are holding investors back
    vi
    [en vehículo] to brake
    * * *
    I v/i AUTO brake;
    frenar en seco brake sharply
    II v/t fig
    slow down; impulsos check
    * * *
    frenar vt
    1) : to brake
    2) detener: to curb, to check
    frenar vi
    : to apply the brakes
    * * *
    frenar vb to brake

    Spanish-English dictionary > frenar

  • 4 invalidar

    v.
    to invalidate.
    * * *
    1 to invalidate
    * * *
    VT [+ certificado, resultado] to invalidate, nullify; [+ decisión] to reverse; [+ leyes] to repeal
    * * *
    verbo transitivo < documento> to invalidate, nullify; <premisa/argumento> to invalidate
    * * *
    = negate, override, overturn, render + redundant, render + suspect, render + wrong, rule out, rule out, short-circuit [shortcircuit], stultify, eviscerate, deflate, invalidate, preempt [pre-empt], pull + the plug on, overrule, void, make + redundant.
    Ex. Thus excessive delays in the availability of cataloguing records from the central agency will negate much of the value of a central service.
    Ex. On the final screen in the sequence, the default values for today's closing time and tomorrow's opening time may be overridden.
    Ex. However, any refinement involves greater human intervention, and this in turn can easily overturn the arguments in favour of subject indexes based upon titles.
    Ex. We need to replace those aspects of traditional public library service which have been taken over by other media or rendered redundant by social change.
    Ex. Poor standards of cataloguing in the past render many examples of retrospective music bibliography suspect.
    Ex. Further, changes in the external world serve to render judgments, valid at the moment, wrong at best, and detrimental to the effectiveness of the catalog at worst.
    Ex. If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex. If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex. There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex. Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex. Also, to become emotionally wedded to a particular view is to eviscerate one's effectiveness in achieving a workable solution.
    Ex. These developments deflate some traditional assumptions about and privileges associated with scientific and technical knowledge.
    Ex. However, in November 1976, with the eighth edition still hot from the press, the decision to revert wholly to indirect subdivision was implemented, thus invalidating a substantial part of the Introduction to the eighth edition.
    Ex. This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex. However, the effects of media conglomeration on Times Mirror for bottom line results would pull the plug on the New York venture that was nearing its provisional term and beginning to show positive results.
    Ex. President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.
    Ex. However, in the case when the user's input fails, we would like to void the reserved funds.
    Ex. In one breath you say it's not very valuable and technologies will soon be here to make it redundant and in the next breath boast of its capabilities - you just can't have it both ways!.
    ----
    * invalidar las críticas = disarm + criticism.
    * invalidar las quejas = disarm + complaints.
    * invalidar un argumento = invalidate + argument.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo < documento> to invalidate, nullify; <premisa/argumento> to invalidate
    * * *
    = negate, override, overturn, render + redundant, render + suspect, render + wrong, rule out, rule out, short-circuit [shortcircuit], stultify, eviscerate, deflate, invalidate, preempt [pre-empt], pull + the plug on, overrule, void, make + redundant.

    Ex: Thus excessive delays in the availability of cataloguing records from the central agency will negate much of the value of a central service.

    Ex: On the final screen in the sequence, the default values for today's closing time and tomorrow's opening time may be overridden.
    Ex: However, any refinement involves greater human intervention, and this in turn can easily overturn the arguments in favour of subject indexes based upon titles.
    Ex: We need to replace those aspects of traditional public library service which have been taken over by other media or rendered redundant by social change.
    Ex: Poor standards of cataloguing in the past render many examples of retrospective music bibliography suspect.
    Ex: Further, changes in the external world serve to render judgments, valid at the moment, wrong at best, and detrimental to the effectiveness of the catalog at worst.
    Ex: If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex: If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex: There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex: Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex: Also, to become emotionally wedded to a particular view is to eviscerate one's effectiveness in achieving a workable solution.
    Ex: These developments deflate some traditional assumptions about and privileges associated with scientific and technical knowledge.
    Ex: However, in November 1976, with the eighth edition still hot from the press, the decision to revert wholly to indirect subdivision was implemented, thus invalidating a substantial part of the Introduction to the eighth edition.
    Ex: This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex: However, the effects of media conglomeration on Times Mirror for bottom line results would pull the plug on the New York venture that was nearing its provisional term and beginning to show positive results.
    Ex: President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.
    Ex: However, in the case when the user's input fails, we would like to void the reserved funds.
    Ex: In one breath you say it's not very valuable and technologies will soon be here to make it redundant and in the next breath boast of its capabilities - you just can't have it both ways!.
    * invalidar las críticas = disarm + criticism.
    * invalidar las quejas = disarm + complaints.
    * invalidar un argumento = invalidate + argument.

    * * *
    invalidar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹documento› to invalidate, nullify; ‹premisa/argumento› to invalidate
    * * *

    invalidar verbo transitivo to invalidate
    ' invalidar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    invalidate
    - negate
    - overrule
    - over
    * * *
    [sujeto: circunstancias] to invalidate; [sujeto: juez] to declare invalid;
    les invalidaron dos goles they had two goals disallowed
    * * *
    v/t invalidate
    * * *
    : to nullify, to invalidate

    Spanish-English dictionary > invalidar

  • 5 idiotizar

    v.
    1 to turn into an idiot, to zombify.
    2 to stupefy, to make stupid, to stultify, to idiotize.
    * * *
    1 to turn into an idiot
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=volver idiota a) to stupefy
    2) LAm (=volver loco a)
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    verbo transitivo (fam)
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    verbo transitivo (fam)
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    idiotizar [A4 ]
    vt
    ( fam):
    la tiene totalmente idiotizada she's completely nuts o crazy o ( BrE) potty about him ( colloq)
    la televisión idiotiza a los niños television turns children into zombies
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    idiotizar vtr fam pey to turn dumb, to reduce to a state of idiocy, to stupefy: ver tanto fútbol le está idiotizando, watching so much football is making him brain-dead
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    vt
    to turn into a zombie;
    la televisión idiotiza a los jóvenes television turns young people into zombies
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    v/t turn into an idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > idiotizar

  • 6 embobecer

    v.
    1 to stultify, to stupefy, to make foolish.
    2 to become stupefied or stultified.
    3 to make dumb, to go silly, to turn silly, to stupefy.
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    Conjugation model [ AGRADECER], like link=agradecer agradecer
    1 to turn silly
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    1.
    2.
    See:

    Spanish-English dictionary > embobecer

  • 7 entontecer

    v.
    to stultify, to make dull, to make dumb, to make silly.
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    Conjugation model [ AGRADECER], like link=agradecer agradecer
    1 to befuddle
    1 to become confused
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    1.
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    entontecer a alguien to dull sb's brain;
    programas que entontecen a la audiencia programmes which rot the audience's brains o minds
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    v/t
    :
    la televisión entontece a los niños television addles kids’ brains, TV dumbs kids down

    Spanish-English dictionary > entontecer

  • 8 embrutecer

    • besot
    • bestialize
    • brutalise
    • make brittle
    • make busy
    • make stumble
    • make stupid remarks
    • stultify

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > embrutecer

  • 9 entontecer

    • make drowsy
    • make drunk
    • make dumb
    • make dusty
    • make sick
    • make silly things
    • stultify

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > entontecer

  • 10 idiotizar

    • idiotize
    • make stumble
    • make stupid remarks
    • stultify

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > idiotizar

  • 11 alegar locura

    v.
    to allege mental incapacity, to stultify.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alegar locura

  • 12 probar locura

    v.
    to stultify.

    Spanish-English dictionary > probar locura

См. также в других словарях:

  • Stultify — Stul ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stultified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stultifying}.] [L. stultus foolish + fy.] 1. To make foolish; to make a fool of; as, to stultify one by imposition; to stultify one s self by silly reasoning or conduct. Burke. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stultify — index balk, check (restrain), clog, deter, disable, foil, frustrate, thwart …   Law dictionary

  • stultify — 1766, allege to be of unsound mind (legal term), from L.L. stultificare turn into foolishness, from L. stultus foolish + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). The first element is cognate with L. stolidus slow, dull, obtuse… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stultify — ► VERB (stultifies, stultified) 1) (usu. as adj. stultifying) cause to feel bored or drained of energy. 2) cause to appear foolish or absurd. DERIVATIVES stultification noun. ORIGIN Latin stultificare, from s …   English terms dictionary

  • stultify — [stul′tə fī΄] vt. stultified, stultifying [LL stultificare < L stultus, foolish, akin to stolidus,STOLID + facere, to make, DO1] 1. a) to make seem foolish, stupid, inconsistent, etc.; make absurd or ridiculous b) to make dull or torpid …   English World dictionary

  • stultify — stultification, n. stultifier, n. stultifyingly, adv. /stul teuh fuy /, v.t., stultified, stultifying. 1. to make, or cause to appear, foolish or ridiculous. 2. to render absurdly or wholly futile or ineffectual, esp. by degrading or frustrating… …   Universalium

  • stultify — To plead one s own insanity or other want of capacity, in his own suit to set aside his own deed or other contract, or in an action against him to enforce the contract. The ancient rule that a man shall not stultify himself is no longer law… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • stultify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Late Latin stultificare to make foolish, from Latin stultus foolish; akin to Latin stolidus stolid Date: 1737 1. archaic to allege or prove to be of unsound mind and hence not responsible 2. to cause to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stultify — verb /ˈstʌltɪfaɪ,ˈstʌltəfaɪ/ a) To prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someones incompetence. b) To cause to appear foolish. Syn: humiliate …   Wiktionary

  • stultify — Synonyms and related words: annul, asphyxiate, befool, bottle up, bring to nothing, buffer, cancel, cancel out, censor, check, choke off, clamp down on, come to nothing, constipate, cork, cork up, counterbalance, crack down on, crush, damp down,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stultify — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To ridicule] Syn. make a fool of, make ridiculous, make absurd, mock; see ridicule . 2. [To inhibit] Syn. smother, stifle, suffocate, have a dulling effect on, negate; see also hinder …   English dictionary for students

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