Share this entry

Share this page

suicide

Pronunciation: /ˈsuːəsaɪd; ˈsuːɪsaɪd; ˈsjuː-/

Translation of suicide in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c (act) suicidio (masculine) to commit suicide suicidarse an attempted suicide un intento de suicidio political suicide suicidio político (before noun/delante del nombre) [attempt/pact] de suicidio; [mission/bombing] suicida suicide pilot (in Pacific War) kamikaze (masculine) suicide rate índice (masculine) de suicidios
    Example sentences
    • What should you do if someone your child knows, perhaps a friend or a classmate, has attempted or committed suicide?
    • None of their family members had attempted or committed suicide in the preceding year.
    • Her father committed suicide, her mother attempted suicide and she is co-founder of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
    Example sentences
    • Several villages around the cities have also been occupied as the army tries to prevent militants from carrying out suicide bombings.
    • In his usual style, he had set up entities to carry out the suicide bomb operations that allowed him to deny responsibility for them.
    • They know that no military operation can stop the suicide bombers.
    1.2 countable/numerable [literary/literario] (person) suicida (masculine and feminine)
    Example sentences
    • After, on average, more than twenty-six years, ninety-four per cent of the would-be suicides were either still alive or had died of natural causes.
    • Over the years the Humber Bridge has built up an unenviable reputation for attracting would-be suicides.
    • It could just be about the world's losers, the failed would-be suicides and all our broken hearts.

Definition of suicide in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day trocha
f
path …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.