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Principal Translations
alabar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (elogiar)praise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Alabó la labor del equipo de rescate.
 He praised the work of the rescue team.
 
Additional Translations
alabarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (jactarse)brag, boast viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (formal)praise yourself viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (UK, informal)puff yourself up viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (colloquial)blow your own horn, toot your own horn v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Javier se alababa de no haber leído un libro jamás.
 James bragged (or: boasted) about never having read a book.
alabarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (ser encomiado)be praised viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Sus hazañas se han alabado durante muchos años.
 His achievements have been praised for many years.
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