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Translation of privar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1privar a alguien de algo
    (un derecho)
    to deprive somebody of something
    se vio privado de su libertad
    he was deprived of his freedom
    lo privaron de la licencia
    he had his license taken away
    he lost his license
    fue privado de sus bienes
    he had all his possessions confiscated
    all his possessions were confiscated
  • 2
    (Colombia) (México) (dejar inconsciente)
    to knock … unconscious

verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (sobresalir, destacar) See examples: en su comportamiento priva siempre la honradez
    her behavior is always characterized by honesty
    en la casa privaba un ambiente de serenidad
    a serene atmosphere prevailed in the house
    hoy día privan los avances científicos
    scientific advances are the important thing nowadays
  • 2 [familiar] (gustar) (+ me/te/le etc) me privan las manzanas
    I adore o really love apples

also: privarse verbo pronominal

  • 1privarse de algo
    to deprive oneself of something
    no se privan de nada
    they don't want for anything
    they don't deprive themselves of anything
    se privó de comida para pagarlo
    he deprived himself of o he went without food to pay for it
    se ha privado del pan para no engordar
    he's stopped eating o he's going without bread so as not to put on weight
    cuando tiene ocasión de comer bien, no se priva
    when she gets the chance to eat well she doesn't hold back
Example sentences
  • Busco un empleo en sector publico o privado dentro de los campos de acción en las que pueda ejercer un bioquímico farmacéutico.
  • Los jueces no pueden privar de su derecho a los hijos.
  • Ahora, no debe privar únicamente la visión de cierta gente.

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