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British English: /vɪˈkɛːrɪəs/
, /vʌɪˈkɛːrɪəs/
American English: /vəˈkɛriəs/
, /vaɪˈkɛriəs/

Translation of vicarious in German:


  • 1 (delegated)
    his authority or power is vicarious
    er hat Stellvertreterbefugnisse
  • 2 (done for another) perform vicarious work/tasks
    Arbeit/Aufgaben stellvertretend erledigen
    vicarious suffering[s] (Religion)
    stellvertretendes Leiden
  • 3 (experienced through another)
    nachempfunden (Freude, Erregung usw.)
    vicarious [sexual] satisfaction take a vicarious delight in somebody's success
    sich mit jemandem od. für jemanden über dessen Erfolg Akk. freuen
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