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acoger

Translation of acoger in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 (dar refugio a, albergar) [huérfano/anciano] to take in nos acogió en su casa he took us in Italia acogió a 5.000 refugiados Italy gave refuge to o accepted o admitted 5,000 refugees estos hoteles acogen a miles de turistas these hotels cater for o/or provide accommodation for thousands of tourists que el Señor lo acoja en su seno may the Lord receive his Spirit

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (acogerse)

  • acogerse a algo se acogieron a la ley they had recourse to the law me acogí a su protección I turned to them for protection, I availed myself of their protection se acogió al régimen de jornada reducida he opted for the shorter working day, he took advantage of o/or accepted the option of working a shorter day se acogió al derecho de asilo he claimed asylum se acogieron a la amnistía they accepted the offer of an amnesty

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