Translation of aprovechar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- [tiempo/recursos/talento] to make good use of; [situación] to take advantage of sabe aprovechar muy bien su tiempo she really knows how to use her time well o/or how to make the most of her time para aprovechar el espacio al máximo to make maximum o/or best use of the space aprovechan la presión de agua para generar electricidad they make use of o take advantage of o utilize the water pressure to generate electricity aprovecharon estos momentos de pánico para saquear varias tiendas they took advantage of the panic to loot several stores aprovechando la ocasión les diré que … I would like to take o/or [formal] avail myself of this opportunity to tell you that …, may I take this opportunity to tell you that …? aprovechó la oportunidad para hacerse publicidad he used o/or [formal] availed himself of the opportunity to promote himself aprovecho la presente para saludarlo atentamente (I remain) sincerely yours (inglés norteamericano/American English) (I remain) yours faithfully (inglés británico/British English) voy a aprovechar que hace buen tiempo para ir a escalar I'm going to take advantage of the good weather to go climbing aprovecho que tengo un ratito libre para escribirte I finally have a spare moment so I thought I'd write to you no tira nada, todo lo aprovecha she doesn't throw anything away, she makes use of everything sabe aprovechar muy bien su belleza she knows how to make the most of her looks aprovecharé los restos de pollo para hacer unas croquetas I'll use the chicken leftovers to make some croquettes aprovecha tu juventud y diviértete make the most of your youth and enjoy yourself
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- como pasaba por aquí, aproveché para venir a verte I was passing so I thought I'd take the opportunity to come and see you ya que lo paga la empresa, voy a aprovechar y comprar el más caro since the company is paying, I'm going to make the most of it and buy the dearest one ¡que aproveche! enjoy your meal, bon appétit aprovechen ahora, que no tienen niños make the most of it now, while you don't have children
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (aprovecharse)
- 1 1.1 (abusar) aprovecharse
dealgo/algn to take advantage ofsth/sb, to exploit sth/sb se aprovechó de que no estaban sus padres para hacer una fiesta he took advantage of his parents being away to have a party, he exploited the fact that his parents were away to have a party 1.2 (abusar sexualmente) aprovecharse dealgn [de una mujer] to take advantage ofsb [de un niño] to abuse sb
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