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esperanzar

verbo transitivo

  • el médico no quiso esperanzarlos demasiado
    the doctor didn't want to raise their hopes too much
    su análisis de la situación nos ha esperanzado
    their analysis of the situation has made us more hopeful o given us hope
Example sentences
  • Quedaba mucho partido y los hinchas azules se esperanzaban en la remontada.
  • Todos ellos esperanzados con la llegada del tren que vendría a abrir las puertas al tránsito agrícola y maderero de la zona.
  • No sólo no sirvió, sino que esperanzó aún más a los etarras en los posibles resultados de su brutalidad.

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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