- 1 [honor] to give, accord [formal]; [acogida] to give, extend [formal]; [ayuda/protección] to give, afford [formal]; [asistencia médica] to give; [medicamentos] to dispense le dispensaron un caluroso recibimiento he was given o/or [formal] extended a warm reception le dispensaron el honor de inaugurar el museo he was given o/or [formal] accorded the honor of inaugurating the museum establecimientos donde se dispensan jeringas gratis establishments where syringes are supplied o/or dispensed free of charge
- 2 2.1 (eximir) dispensar a algn
dealgo to exempt sb fromsth fue dispensado del servicio militar he was exempted from military service lo dispensaron del pago de la multa he was excused (from) payment of the fine, the fine was waived la dispensaron de asistir a misa she was excused from attending mass 2.2 (perdonar) to forgive
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.