acometer


acometer
v.
1 to attack.
le acometió el sueño he was overcome by tiredness
El maleante acometió a Silvia ayer The mugger attacked Silvia yesterday.
2 to undertake.
Mario acomete una empresa Mario undertakes a venture.
3 to undertake to, to begin to.
Alicia acometió poner la obra en escena Alice undertook to stage the play.
4 to rush against, to dash against.
Los soldados acometieron el fuerte The soldiers rushed against the fort.
5 to be suddenly assailed by, to feel, to be suddenly overcome by.
Le acometió un mal presentimiento He was suddenly assailed by a bad...
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acometer
verbo transitivo
1 (embestir) to attack
2 (emprender) to undertake
3 (empezar repentinamente) to be seized by
le acometió la risa he burst out laughing
le acometió la duda she was nagged by doubt
le acometió la tos she had a coughing fit
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verb
1) to undertake, tackle
2) attack
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VT
1) (=atacar) to attack, set upon; [toro] to charge
2) [+ tarea] to undertake, attempt; [+ asunto] to tackle, deal with; [+ construcción] to begin, start on
3) [sueño] to overcome; [miedo] to seize, take hold of; [dudas] to assail; [enfermedad] to attack

le acometieron dudas — he was assailed by doubts, he began to have doubts

me acometió la tristeza — I was overcome with sadness

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1.
verbo transitivo
1) (atacar) to attack
2) <empresa/proyecto> to undertake, tackle; <reforma> to undertake
3) (asaltar) temor/deseo to take hold of

me acometió el sueño — I was overcome by sleep

me acometió la duda — I was assailed by doubt

2.
acometer vi to attack

acometer contra algo/alguien — to attack something/somebody

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= attack, come to + grips with, embark on/upon, go about, assail, get to + grips with, set out on, get + a grip on.
Ex. Some of the deficiencies in our catalogs are the result of very practical factors in personnel resources; some are probably a fault in the way that we attack subject headings and put them in the catalog.
Ex. Right now the management team is beginning to come to grips with our annual budget process, as it does every year.
Ex. Before we embark upon more extensive consideration of the software packages and their use in information retrieval, it is worth reviewing the options for computer hardware.
Ex. I think he outlined the feasible way to go about meeting our needs without doing in anybody else in the process.
Ex. It's ridiculous to assail people who are making a code for abandoning all the principles which have been going strong for 100 years.
Ex. The Treasure has made good use of a number of methodologies in getting to grips with the principles and applications of information management.
Ex. However rudimentary or advanced the system, and no matter what the age of the children involved, certain matters should be considered before setting out on the venture.
Ex. The article 'Getting a grip on change' argues that only by confronting the challenges and inevitability of change can libraries retain their relevancy in the information age.
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* acometer un problema = attack + problem.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) (atacar) to attack
2) <empresa/proyecto> to undertake, tackle; <reforma> to undertake
3) (asaltar) temor/deseo to take hold of

me acometió el sueño — I was overcome by sleep

me acometió la duda — I was assailed by doubt

2.
acometer vi to attack

acometer contra algo/alguien — to attack something/somebody

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= attack, come to + grips with, embark on/upon, go about, assail, get to + grips with, set out on, get + a grip on.

Ex: Some of the deficiencies in our catalogs are the result of very practical factors in personnel resources; some are probably a fault in the way that we attack subject headings and put them in the catalog.

Ex: Right now the management team is beginning to come to grips with our annual budget process, as it does every year.
Ex: Before we embark upon more extensive consideration of the software packages and their use in information retrieval, it is worth reviewing the options for computer hardware.
Ex: I think he outlined the feasible way to go about meeting our needs without doing in anybody else in the process.
Ex: It's ridiculous to assail people who are making a code for abandoning all the principles which have been going strong for 100 years.
Ex: The Treasure has made good use of a number of methodologies in getting to grips with the principles and applications of information management.
Ex: However rudimentary or advanced the system, and no matter what the age of the children involved, certain matters should be considered before setting out on the venture.
Ex: The article 'Getting a grip on change' argues that only by confronting the challenges and inevitability of change can libraries retain their relevancy in the information age.
* acometer un problema = attack + problem.

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acometer [E1 ]
vt
A (atacar) to attack
B ‹empresa/proyecto› to undertake, tackle; ‹reforma› to undertake
C (asaltar) «temor/deseo» to seize, take hold of
me acometió el sueño sleep came over me
de repente me acometió la duda I was suddenly assailed by doubt
■ acometer
vi
to attack acometer CONTRA algo/algn to attack sth/sb
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acometer (conjugate acometer) verbo intransitivo
to attack;
acometer contra algo/algn to attack sth/sb
acometer verbo transitivo
1 (una tarea) to undertake
2 (agredir) to attack
3 (sobrevenir, asaltar) to be struck by: me acometían serias dudas sobre su honestidad, I was struck by doubts about his honesty
'acometer' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
arremeter
English:
attack
- go
- set
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acometer
vt
1. [atacar] to attack
2. [emprender] to undertake;
acometió la tarea con ilusión she took on the task with enthusiasm
3. [sobrevenir]
me acometió un dolor punzante I was hit by a stabbing pain;
me acometió el sueño I was overcome by sleepiness
vi
[embestir] to attack;
acometer contra to attack, to charge at
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acometer
I v/t
1 attack
2 tarea, proyecto undertake, tackle
II v/i attack;
acometer contra algo attack sth
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acometer vt
1) atacar: to attack, to assail
2) emprender: to undertake, to begin
acometer vi
acometer contra : to rush against
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acometer vb to attack

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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