Translation of vencer in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 (derrotar) [enemigo] to defeat, vanquish [literario/literary]; [rival/competidor] to defeat, beat no te dejes vencer don't give in 1.2 [pasiones/miedo] to overcome, conquer; [pereza/pesimismo] to overcome; [dificultad/obstáculo] to overcome, surmount no consiguieron vencer la inflación they were unable to overcome o/or beat inflation 1.3 [cansancio/sueño] me venció el sueño/el cansancio I was overcome by sleep/tiredness dejó que la pereza/la curiosidad lo venciera he allowed his laziness/his curiosity to get the better of him
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 2 2.1 [pasaporte] (terminar) to expire el lunes vence el plazo para la entrega de solicitudes Monday is the last day o the deadline o the closing date for the submission of applications me vence el carnet de identidad dentro de poco my identity card expires soon antes de que venza la garantía before the guarantee runs out o/or expires 2.2 [pago] to be o/or fall due; [letra] to mature, be due for payment
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (vencerse)
- 1 [tabla/rama] to give way, break la pata de le silla se venció por el peso the leg of the chair gave way o/or broke under the weight no te apoyes, que la mesa se puede vencer don't lean on the table, it might collapse
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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.