Translation of apoyar in English:

apoyar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (apoyarse)

  • 1 (para sostenerse, descansar) apoyarse en algo to lean on sth caminaba lentamente apoyándose en un bastón she walked slowly, leaning on a walking stick o/or using a walking stick for support se apoya demasiado en su familia he relies too much on his family (for support), he leans too heavily on his family
  • 2 (basarse, fundarse) apoyarse en algo to be based on sth se apoyó en estas cifras para defender su teoría he used these figures to defend his theory ¿en qué se apoya para hacer semejante acusación? what are you basing your accusation on?, what is the basis of your accusation?

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