Translation of apoyar in English:

apoyar

vt

apoyarse v pron

  • 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 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?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mandíbula
f
jaw …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.