complacer


complacer
v.
1 to please.
me complace anunciar… I am pleased to announce…
Su dedicación complace a Ricardo Her dedication pleases Richard.
2 to be pleased by.
Me complace tu esfuerzo I am pleased by your effort.
3 to be pleased to, to be delighted to.
Me complace ver que estás bien I am pleased to see you are fine.
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complacer
Conjugation model [PLACER], like {{link=placer}}placer
verbo transitivo
1 (satisfacer) to satisfy, gratify, oblige
Juan me complace en todos mis deseos Juan satisfies all my desires
¿en qué puedo complacerle? what can I do for you?
2 (agradar) to please
siempre intenta complacerla he always tries to please her
3 formal to please, give pleasure
me complace anunciar ... it gives me great pleasure to announce...
verbo pronominal complacerse
1 to take pleasure (en, in)
los señores Solano se complacen en invitarle al enlace matrimonial de su hijo Mr and Mrs Solano have great pleasure in inviting you to their son's wedding
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verb
1) to please
2) indulge
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1. VT
1) [gen] to please; [+ cliente] to help, oblige; [+ jefe] to humour

nos complace anunciarles ... — we are pleased to announce ...

¿en qué puedo complacerle? — (Com) frm can I help you?, what can I do for you?

2) [+ deseo] to indulge, gratify
2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo to please

me complace presentarles a ... — (frml) it gives me great pleasure to welcome ... (frml)

2.
complacerse v pron

complacerse en algo — to take pleasure in something

nos complacemos en anunciar la boda de ... — (frml) we have great pleasure in announcing the marriage of ... (frml)

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= oblige, gratify, bring + pleasure, please, be happy to.
Ex. In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who oblige happily when asked to undertake tasks.
Ex. I was much impressed to hear Mr. Howard and especially gratified to hear him use the word standards.
Ex. Despite its faults and inadequacies the public library brings pleasure to, and satisfies some of the needs of, millions the world over.
Ex. By polar contrast the book for the mass culture reader, the 'consumer', simply aims to please.
Ex. Maybe Juan and his merry companions would be happy to relegate us to the boiler room, or a janitor's closet!.
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* complacer a Alguien = play to + Nombre.
* complacerse = gloat.
* complacerse (de) = be pleased (to).
* difícil de complacer = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].
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1.
verbo transitivo to please

me complace presentarles a ... — (frml) it gives me great pleasure to welcome ... (frml)

2.
complacerse v pron

complacerse en algo — to take pleasure in something

nos complacemos en anunciar la boda de ... — (frml) we have great pleasure in announcing the marriage of ... (frml)

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= oblige, gratify, bring + pleasure, please, be happy to.

Ex: In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who oblige happily when asked to undertake tasks.

Ex: I was much impressed to hear Mr. Howard and especially gratified to hear him use the word standards.
Ex: Despite its faults and inadequacies the public library brings pleasure to, and satisfies some of the needs of, millions the world over.
Ex: By polar contrast the book for the mass culture reader, the 'consumer', simply aims to please.
Ex: Maybe Juan and his merry companions would be happy to relegate us to the boiler room, or a janitor's closet!.
* complacer a Alguien = play to + Nombre.
* complacerse = gloat.
* complacerse (de) = be pleased (to).
* difícil de complacer = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].

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complacer [E3 ]
vt
to please
es difícil complacer a todos it's hard to please everyone
nos complace comunicarle que … (frml); we are pleased to inform you that …
me complace presentarles a … (frml); it gives me great pleasure to welcome … (frml)
complacerse
v pron
complacerse EN algo to take pleasure IN sth
se complace en ayudar a los demás he takes pleasure in helping others
los señores Varela se complacen en anunciar el compromiso de … (frml); Mr and Mrs Varela have great pleasure in announcing the engagement of … (frml)
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complacer (conjugate complacer) verbo transitivo
to please
complacerse verbo pronominal complacerse en algo to take pleasure in sth
complacer verbo transitivo frml to please: me complace anunciarles..., it gives me great pleasure to announce...
'complacer' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
gratificar
- hueso
- satisfacer
English:
accommodate
- gratify
- pander
- please
- eager
- no
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complacer
vt
to please;
me complace anunciar que… I am pleased to announce (that)…
See also the pronominal verb complacerse
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complacer
v/t please
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complacer {57} vt
: to please
See also the reflexive verb complacerse
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complacer vb to please

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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