Translation of suitor in Spanish:

suitor

Pronunciation: /ˈsuːtər; ˈsuːtə(r); ˈsjuː-/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (in marriage) pretendiente (masculine)
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    • Though the young duchess was only ten years of age, it would not be long before she would be receiving suitors and entertaining marriage proposals.
    • The weakest part of her performance comes in her relationship with the four suitors and in the delivery of the Rose Adagio and here it might be worth a comparison with Makarova herself.
    • As a result of the removal of romance from marriage, suitors are judged, not by their love for a woman, but by how well they can provide for her.
    1.2 [Business/Comercio] (in acquisition) posible adquisidor, (masculine, feminine)
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    • For prospective suitors keen to expand in Europe's largest economy, however, Commerz is sized just about right.
    • The bank found other prospective suitors, which ultimately jacked up the price.
    • The company had already met with suitors interested in a buyout or strategic partnership, but could not find a good match on price or philosophy.

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