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refusal

Pronunciation: /rɪˈfjuːzəl/

Translation of refusal in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (of permission, request) denegación (feminine); (of offer) rechazo (masculine); (to do sth) negativa (feminine) you are allowed two refusals puedes negarte dos veces I was surprised by his refusal of my offer me sorprendió que no aceptara or que rechazara mi oferta his refusal to cooperate su negativa a cooperar, el hecho de que se niegue ( or se negara etc) a cooperar our proposal/offer met with a flat refusal rechazaron de plano nuestra propuesta/oferta to give sb first refusal darle* a algn la primera opción (de compra) can I have first refusal? ¿me lo ofrece primero a mí?, ¿me da la primera opción?
    Example sentences
    • In the past, refusal to serve in the military could carry prison sentences of up to five years.
    • One of the weaknesses of the mass storage industry is a stubborn refusal to learn from history.
    • They also expressed dismay at the Israeli government's continued refusal to restart the peace process.
    1.2 [Riding] plante (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • At this level the riders are not timed, but penalties are awarded for faults such as refusal to jump or knocking down a fence.
    • It took a lot of concentration to be able to maneuver your horse correctly and get it to jump all 3 jumps without refusals, knockdowns or passing the fence.

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