comprometer


comprometer
v.
1 to jeopardize (poner en peligro) (éxito, posibilidades).
2 to embarrass.
publicaron unas fotos que lo comprometen they published some compromising photos of him
3 to compromise, to endanger, to risk.
Su ímpetu comprometió el proyecto His vigor compromised the project.
4 to appoint, to engage.
El gerente comprometió al personal The manager appointed the staff.
5 to obligate, to pledge, to bind.
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comprometer
verbo transitivo
1 (exponer a riesgo) to endanger, jeopardize, risk; (a una persona) to compromise
el general comprometió a los soldados the general put the soldiers at risk
2 (implicar) to involve, implicate
esta carta compromete al alcalde en el asunto this letter implicates the mayor in the affair
3 (obligar) to commit
4 (poner en un aprieto) to embarrass
5 (juzgar un tercero) to submit to arbitration
verbo pronominal comprometerse
1 (contraer una obligación) to commit oneself, pledge
se comprometió a pagar she promised to pay
2 (involucrarse) to get involved
3 (establecer relaciones formales) to get engaged
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FRASEOLOGÍA
comprometerse a hacer algo to undertake to do something
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verb
1) to compromise
2) commit
3) jeopardize
- comprometerse con
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1. VT
1) (=poner en evidencia) to compromise

aquellas cartas lo comprometían — those letters compromised him

2) (=implicar)

comprometer a algn en algo — [futuro] to involve sb in sth; [pasado] to implicate sb in sth

3) (=obligar)

comprometer a algn a algo — to commit sb to sth

esta firma no le compromete a nada — this signature does not commit you to anything

4) (=arriesgar) [+ conversaciones, éxito, reputación, paz] to jeopardize

han comprometido la neutralidad del país — they have jeopardized the neutrality of the country

su rebelión comprometió la vida de los rehenes — his rebellion endangered o jeopardized the hostages' lives

5) (=apalabrar) [+ habitación, entrada] to reserve, book

ya he comprometido la casa — I've already promised the house to someone

6) (=invertir) to invest, tie up

ha comprometido todo su capital en esta empresa — he has invested all his capital in this company, all his capital is tied up in this company

7) frm (=afectar)

la bala le comprometió el pulmón — the bullet damaged his lung

la gangrena le ha comprometido la rodilla — the gangrene has spread to o affected his knee

2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (poner en un apuro) to compromise
b) <vida/libertad> to jeopardize, threaten
2) (obligar)

comprometer a alguien a algo — to commit somebody to something

esto no te compromete a aceptarlo — this does not commit you to accept

2.
comprometerse v pron
a) (dar su palabra)

comprometerse a + inf — to promise to + inf

se comprometió a ayudarlo — she promised to help him

me he comprometido para salir esta noche — I've arranged to go out tonight

b) autor/artista to commit oneself politically
c) novios to get engaged

comprometerse con alguien — to get engaged to somebody

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= bind, commit, encumber, compromise, bargain away.
Ex. Rules and conditions concerning book lending are the most important items in a library's statute book, binding the reader by specific obligations in the process of borrowing books.
Ex. But since to have chosen to use the alternative rule would have committed us to extensive and expensive recataloging of LC copy, service considerations gave way to economic considerations.
Ex. If the copy price is entered, the system will encumber the appropriate binding fund.
Ex. This article looks at what security measures can be taken without compromising access to materials.
Ex. Reduced support is a fact of life, and librarians cannot bargain away their budget pressures.
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* comprometer dinero = commit + money, lien + funds.
* comprometerse = become + engaged, vest, pledge, implicate + Reflexivo.
* comprometerse a = commit + Reflexivo + to, undertake to.
* comprometerse con = marry (to).
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (poner en un apuro) to compromise
b) <vida/libertad> to jeopardize, threaten
2) (obligar)

comprometer a alguien a algo — to commit somebody to something

esto no te compromete a aceptarlo — this does not commit you to accept

2.
comprometerse v pron
a) (dar su palabra)

comprometerse a + inf — to promise to + inf

se comprometió a ayudarlo — she promised to help him

me he comprometido para salir esta noche — I've arranged to go out tonight

b) autor/artista to commit oneself politically
c) novios to get engaged

comprometerse con alguien — to get engaged to somebody

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= bind, commit, encumber, compromise, bargain away.

Ex: Rules and conditions concerning book lending are the most important items in a library's statute book, binding the reader by specific obligations in the process of borrowing books.

Ex: But since to have chosen to use the alternative rule would have committed us to extensive and expensive recataloging of LC copy, service considerations gave way to economic considerations.
Ex: If the copy price is entered, the system will encumber the appropriate binding fund.
Ex: This article looks at what security measures can be taken without compromising access to materials.
Ex: Reduced support is a fact of life, and librarians cannot bargain away their budget pressures.
* comprometer dinero = commit + money, lien + funds.
* comprometerse = become + engaged, vest, pledge, implicate + Reflexivo.
* comprometerse a = commit + Reflexivo + to, undertake to.
* comprometerse con = marry (to).

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comprometer [E1 ]
vt
A
1 (poner en un apuro) to compromise
encontraron documentos que lo comprometían they found documents which compromised him
2 ‹vida/libertad› to jeopardize, threaten, endanger
el acuerdo compromete la soberanía de la nación the agreement jeopardizes o endangers o threatens national sovereignty
B (obligar) comprometer a algn A algo to commit sb TO sth
no me compromete a nada it does not commit me to anything
esto no te compromete a aceptarlo this does not commit you to accept o to accepting it, this does not put you under any obligation to accept it
C ‹pulmón/hígado›
la puñalada le comprometió el pulmón the stab wound affected the lung
el cáncer ya le ha comprometido el riñón the cancer has already spread to o reached o affected the kidney
comprometerse
v pron
1 (dar su palabra) comprometerse A + INF to promise to + INF
se comprometió a terminarlo para el sábado she promised o (frml) undertook to finish it by Saturday
me comprometo a cuidarlo como si fuera mío I promise to look after it as if it were my own
ya me he comprometido para salir esta noche I've already arranged to go out tonight
se ha comprometido para empezar en enero he has committed himself to starting in January
2 «autor/artista» to commit oneself politically
3 «novios» to get engaged comprometerse CON algn to get engaged TO sb
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comprometer (conjugate comprometer) verbo transitivo
a) (poner en un apuro) to compromise

b)vida/libertadto jeopardize, threaten

c) (obligar) comprometer a algn a algo to commit sb to sth;

esto no me compromete a nada this does not commit me to anything

comprometerse verbo pronominal
a) (dar su palabra) comprometerse a hacer algo to promise to do sth;

me he comprometido para salir esta noche I've arranged to go out tonight

b) [autor/artista] to commit oneself politically

c) [novios] to get engaged;

comprometerse con algn to get engaged to sb
comprometer verbo transitivo
1 (obligar) to compel, oblige
2 (implicar) to involve, compromise
3 (poner en peligro) to jeopardize: no comprometas tu carrera, don't put your career at risk
'comprometer' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
implicar
- vincular
English:
commit
- compromise
- affect
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comprometer
vt
1. [poner en peligro] [éxito, posibilidades] to jeopardize;
[persona, inversión] to compromise;
los documentos comprometen la seguridad del estado the documents jeopardize o endanger state security
2. [avergonzar] to embarrass;
publicaron unas fotos que lo comprometen they published some compromising photos of him
3. [obligar]
comprometer a alguien (a hacer algo) to oblige o compel sb (to do sth);
el acuerdo no nos compromete a nada the agreement doesn't commit us to anything
See also the pronominal verb comprometerse
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comprometer
v/t
1 compromise
2 (obligar) commit
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comprometer vt
1) : to compromise
2) : to jeopardize
3) : to commit, to put under obligation
See also the reflexive verb comprometerse

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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