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1

Acusar

Accuse SO of doing ST

2

Aconsejar

Advise SO to do ST
I advise you to stay in your job
Advise doing ST
He advised starting at once

3

Estar de acuerdo

Agree to do ST
We agreed to split up
Agree to SO's doing ST
We agree to your living abroad

4

Disculparse

Apologize (to SO) for doing ST

5

Conminar, pedir

Ask SO to do ST

6

Evitar

Avoid doing ST

7

Culpar

Blame SO for doing ST

8

Alabar

Compliment SO on doing ST

9

Felicitar

Congratulate SO on doing ST

10

Criticar

Criticise SO for doing ST

11

Negar, desmentir

Deny doing ST

12

Desalentar, desanimar

Discourage SO from doing ST

13

Permitir, (posibilitar)

Enable SO to do ST
I will enable you to take part in the race
Allow SO to do ST
They allowed me to get out once a week

14

Alentar, animar

Encourage SO to do ST
She encouraged me to carry on

15

Prohibir

Forbid SO to do ST

16

Forzar

Force SO to do ST

17

Llegar a, ponerse a, empezar a

Get to do ST
I never really got to know him
Get doing ST
Right, let's get moving!
Get SO to do ST
They got Saddam to withdraw from Kuwait

18

Insistir

Insist on doing ST
The strikers insist on higher wages
Insist that...
I would insist that these multiple problems are difficult to solve

19

Tener la intención

Intend to do ST
What do you intend to do?
Intend SO to do ST
I intended him to do my homework
Intend doing ST (rare, very formal)
I intend writing to the press

20

Invitar

Invite SO to do ST

21

Dejar, hacer que, causar

Let SO do ST

22

Esperar con anhelo

Look forward to doing ST

23

Hacer que, obligar

Make SO do ST

24

Lograr, poder

Manage to do ST

25

Oponerse a, no estar de acuerdo con

Object to (SO's) doing ST

26

Ofrecer

Offer to do ST

27

Ordenar

Order SO to do ST

28

Permitir (dar permiso)

Permit SO to do ST
I will not permit you to insult my family

29

Impedir, (prevenir)

Prevent SO from doing ST
She was prevented from attending the conference
Prevent (SO's) doing ST
I want to prevent your dying early

30

Prometer

Promise to do ST

31

Rehusar, rechazar

Refuse to do ST

32

Recordar

Remind SO to do ST
She reminded me to pay the rent

33

Salvar

Save SO from doing ST

34

Parar

Stop SO from doing ST
Can't you stop him from doing that?
Stop to do ST
I stopped to have a break
Stop doing ST
I stopped laughing when I saw her

35

Tener éxito, surtir efecto

Succeed in doing ST
Finally she succeeded in being a model

36

Decir

Tell SO to do ST

37

Dar las gracias

Thank SO for doing ST

38

Amenazar con

Threaten to do ST

39

Querer

Want to do ST
I want to break free
Want SO to do ST
I want you to stay

40

Advertir

Warn SO to do ST
We had been warned not to go

41

Tener ganas

Fancy doing ST
Do you fancy going to see a movie?

42

Sugerir

Suggest doing ST
I suggest going somewhere for a drink
Suggest that...
All these signals suggest that we must go

43

No aguantar

Can't stand doing ST

44

Parecer

Appear to do ST

45

Exigir, demandar

Demand to do ST
We demanded to see the Principal

46

Disfrutar, gustar

Enjoy doing ST
I enjoy playing the piano
Enjoy (SO's) doing ST
I enjoy your playing the piano

47

Esperar con esperanza

Hope to do ST
What do you hope to gain from that?
Hope SO do ST
I hope she comes soon

48

Importar, molestar

Mind doing ST
Do you mind waiting for me?

49

Apetecer

Feel like doing ST
I don't feel like going out, I'm tired

50

Permitirse, tener dinero

Afford to do ST
I can't afford to go to Japan

51

Implicar, suponer

Involve doing ST
My job involves travelling a lot

52

Atreverse a, retar a

Dare to do ST
I dare not to tell him
Dare SO to do ST
I dare you to run faster!

53

Solicitar, pedir, (requerir)

Request SO to do ST

54

Posponer

Postpone doing ST
I always postpone calling to the doctor

55

No poder soportar

Can't bear doing ST
The dog can't bear being shut
Can't bear to do ST
I can't bear to look

56

Fallar en

Fail to do ST
I failed to pass my exam

57

No poder evitar

Can't help doing ST
I can't help eating chocolate

58

Mencionar

Mention doing ST
I mentioned having gone out with her
Mention (SO's) doing ST
I can't mention your giving up so early

59

Anhelar

Long to do ST
I long to be with you
Long for SO to do ST
I long you to come here

60

Lamentar, molestarse

Resent doing ST
He resents having lost his job

61

Valer la pena

Be worth doing ST
It's not worth staying here

62

Proponerse, tomar como objetivo

Aim to do ST
I aim to drink five glasses of water a day

63

No poder afrontar

Can't face doing ST
I can't face making my exam

64

Consentir en hacer algo

Consent to do ST

65

No servir para nada hacer algo

Be no good doing ST
It's no good staying here, the time is over
There's no point (in) doing ST
There's no point (in) being good
It's no use doing ST
It's no use waiting, she will not come

66

No ser bueno hacer algo

Be not good to do ST
It is not good to eat too much

67

Quedar en hacer algo

Arrange to do ST
I arranged to meet him at the cafe

68

Echar de menos

Miss doing ST
I miss having a garden

69

Hacer más fácil

Make it easier for SO to do ST
I'll make it easier for you to leave home

70

Hacer más difícil

Make it more difficult for SO to do ST
She makes it more difficult for me to sleep

71

Persuadir

Persuade SO to do ST
I persuaded her to go out with me

72

Ser obligado a hacer algo

Be made to do ST
The prisoners are made to dick holes

73

Tender a

Tend to do ST

74

Ser ordenado (orden verbal) a hacer algo

Be told to do ST

75

Acostumbrarse a hacer algo

Get used to doing ST

76

Estar acostumbrado a hacer algo

Be used to doing ST
I'm not used to speaking English
Be accostumed to doing ST
I'm accostumed to running everyday

77

Ir a hacer algo en un momento cercano

Be about to do ST

78

Estar a punto de hacer algo

Be on the point of doing ST

79

Tener que hacer algo, alguien espera que hagamos algo

Be supposed to do ST
You were supposed to be in bed by ten

80

Suponerse que vas a hacer algo

Be meant to do ST
It's meant to be a good car

81

Instar, animar, alentar, (urgir)

Urge SO to do ST

82

Esperar que alguien haga algo

Wait for SO to do ST

83

Tomarse la molestia de hacer algo

Bother to do ST
He didn't even bother to write

84

Anunciar

Advertise for SO to do ST
I have to advertise for someone to share my flat with me

85

Apreciar, tener en cuenta

Appreciate SO('s) doing ST
We really appreciate your helping us

86

Garantizar

Guarantee to do ST
I don't guarantee to reply inmediately

87

Oir

Hear SO doing ST
We heard him talking about you
Hear SO do ST
I've never heard him shut at anyone

88

Pillar, atrapar

Cath SO doing ST
We catched him stealing some money

89

Estar preparado para

Be prepared to do ST
He wasn't prepared to sack his own son!

90

Odiar

Hate doing ST
I hate having my photo taken!
Hate to do STI hate to eat too much

91

No poder esperar

Can't wait to do ST
I can't wait to see your face again

92

Darse prisa

Hurry to do ST
I have to hurry to go to the airport

93

Preferir

Prefer doing ST
I prefer going to the cinema
Prefer to do ST
I prefer not to sleep with you
Prefer SO to do ST
I prefer your sister to be my friend

94

Fingir

Pretend to do ST
I pretended to be talking on my mobile

95

Escoger, elegir

Choose to do ST
The council chose to narrow the streets

96

Renunciar a, dejar de

Give up doing ST
I gave up smoking

97

Tratar de, procurar hacer, buscar hacer

Seek to do ST
I seek to reeduce my impact on the planet

98

Proveer a alguien con algo

Provide SO with ST
We will provide the participants with a name badge

99

Recordar

Remember to do ST (remember and then do ST)
Remember to turn off the lights when you leave
Remember doing ST (facts in the far past)
I rememeber going to school for the first time

100

Intentar

Try to do ST (attempt an activity)
I tried to go to sleep
Try doing ST (attempt a method)
I tried counting sheep

101

Sentir o arrepentirse

Regret to do ST (saying)
We regret to inform that you have not been selected
Regret doing ST (in the past)
I regret not learning Spanish at school

102

Implicar o tener la intención

Mean to do ST (intention)
We mean to go to Canada this year
Mean doing ST (involve)
My new job means getting up at six o'clock

103

Continuar

Go on to do ST (different activity)
After twlking about his health, he went on to talk about his family
Go on doing ST (same activity)
He went on talking about his health for hours

104

Olvidar

Forget to do ST (particular needed action)
She forgot to pay the rent this month
Forget doing ST (activity in the past)
She forgot reading the book when she was a kid

105

Admitir

Admit to doing ST
He admitted to making a bad mistake

106

Ajustar

Adjust to doing ST
In hard times we must all adjust to having less money to spend

107

Adaptarse

Adapt to doing ST
The cubs quickly adapted to being fed by their new mother

108

Aspirar

Aspire to doing ST
The British Empire aspired to making ever greater conquests in the first half of the 19th century

109

Confesar

Confess to doing ST
Own up to doing ST
He eventually confessed to having killed the children
He owned up to putting salt in the sugar bowl

110

Confinar

Confine to doing ST
The participants confined themselves to dealing with the most pressing issues

111

Consentir, aceptar

Consent to doing ST
The archbishop consented to having the new project brought to fruition

112

Contribuir

Contribute to doing ST
It is appropriate that we all contribute to making our organisation one of the most respected in the city

113

Dedicar

Dedicate to doing ST
He dedicated his life to opening up the dark heart of Africa

114

Consagrar

Devote to doing ST
I devote a large part of my free time to lying in bed thinking about the cosmos

115

Conducir

Lead to doing ST
Lead to SO('s) doing ST
The new legislation led to fewer people being admitted to hospital

116

Recurrir

Resort to doing ST
When it is cold, I have to resort to peeing out of the window

117

Ser restringido, ser limitado

Be restricted to doing ST
We were restricted to raising our spending by a mere 2%

118

Arriesgarse

Risk doing ST

119

Imaginar

Imagine doing ST
I can't imagine tou living there

120

Detestar

Detest doing ST
I datest having to listen to old jokes

121

Merecer, tener merecido

Deserve to do ST
He deserves to be promoted

122

Esperar, anticipar

Expect to do ST
Employees are not expected to work every day

123

Desatender, descuidar

Neglect to do ST

124

Panear, planificar

Plan to do ST

125

Recomendar

Recommend SO do ST
We recommend you choose a six-figure combination

126

Considerar

Consider doing ST
Consider creating an end to your relationship

127

Proponer algo

Propose to do ST
What do you propose to do?

128

Ordenar oficialmente

Command SO to do ST
The captain commanded us to leave

129

Conllevar, implicar

Entail doing ST
The job entails working hard