Translation of propose in Spanish:

propose

Pronunciation: /prəˈpəʊz/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (suggest) proponer* to propose a toast proponer* un brindis do you know what he proposed to me? ¿sabes qué me propuso? to propose -ing/(that) proponer* que + subjunctive/subjuntivo I proposed giving them more incentives propuse darles or que se les dieran más incentivos she proposed that we employ them both propuso que las contratáramos a las dos what do you propose we do? ¿qué propones que hagamos?
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    • The conference voted for complete opposition to the Lyons report, which first proposed these plans.
    • Public sector workers also need to actively recruit to their unions by explaining what the plans mean and by proposing a strategy for fighting them.
    • In what follows I try to analyze what gave rise to this choice for the public, and propose a plan for moving on.
    1.2
    (proposed past participle of/participio pasado de)
    the proposed cuts los recortes que se proponen implementar, los recortes que se planean
    1.3 (in meeting) [amendment] proponer*; [motion] presentar, proponer* I propose that the meeting be adjourned propongo que se levante la sesión she proposed Charles as chairman propuso or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) postuló a Charles como presidente you'll be proposed for membership at the next meeting se te propondrá como candidato a socio en la próxima reunión
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    • He would not be able to live down the embarrassment in the event of someone telephoning him, as it was he who proposed the motion at committee to ban mobiles.
    • She will propose a motion requesting the council adjourn it until May 21.
    • At last week's Carlow town council meeting a resident of Grave Lane requested that the council propose a motion to change the name to Park Lane.
  • 2 (intend) to propose to + infinitive/infinitivo, to propose -ing pensar* + infinitive/infinitivo what do you propose to do about it? ¿qué piensas hacer al respecto? I propose to go back home and wait pienso volver a casa y esperar what do you propose doing with that old trunk? ¿qué piensas hacer con ese baúl viejo?
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    • As we have previously pointed out, we are not proposing to attend the hearing of your Application.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to propose to sb proponerle* matrimonio a algn he proposed to her le pidió que se casara con él, le propuso matrimonio

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.