Translation of sequester in Spanish:

sequester

embargar, v.

Pronunciation /səˈkwɛstər//sɪˈkwɛstə/

transitive verb

  • 1

    Law
    (in contempt case)
    embargar
    (property in litigation) secuestrar
    • After the war in 1944 German property in Belgium was sequestered, and the shares in the subsidiary sold.
    • Hence, several farms have not been able to sell their milk, which was sequestered by the local health authorities and destroyed.
    • That runs counter to the finding of the judge that he has realisable assets in a certain amount in excess of those sums which have been sequestered.
  • 2literary

    (isolate)
    aislar
    • Unable to protect the ones he loves from the life that has chosen him, Frank sequesters himself, putting all his time and energy into his work.
    • And since last night, the bearded mentor had sequestered himself in his prayer closet, taking only water as he fasted.
    • Eventually he sequestered himself in a tower on Mt. Soledad, overlooking La Jolla, and wrote book after book after book.
    • Plus it was nice that the festival organizers didn't sequester you from the other musicians.
    • So they actually bought their own small roulette wheel, sequestered themselves in their rooms at the Pension Russe, spent hours practicing, and returned to play day after day.
    • The domestic ideal held out to young women no longer meant that she was to be sequestered from the world in her palace; her influence could now reach past the front door.
    • He then sequestered himself in a cave for nine years and sat gazing at the wall.
    • Until that time would arrive, however, he was sequestered - thanks to his parents - in the family apartment just above the garage, without a single clue as to what he wanted to do with his life.
    • A borderline alcoholic with a severe addiction to painkillers, he maintains a live-in girlfriend in the city under the guise of ‘working late’ at the office, while sequestering his wife and kid in the suburbs.
    • We didn't see Lori for many days after that, as she chose to sequester herself in her bedroom, with only visits from a revenge-plotting Gloria to cheer her up.
    • Henry David Thoreau took this to heart when he sequestered himself at Walden Pond and wrote Walden as a response to his experiences.
    • I actually was sequestered in Los Angeles with everybody else who wasn't able to fly.
    • In fact, practically every story written on her lately has breathlessly played up how she sequestered herself in a cabin in the woods near Ottawa in the months leading up to making the album.
    • The check-in lines are long, your patience is short, and, to top it off, you're traveling for business, which means you'll likely be sequestered in a chilly conference room for much of the time you're away.
    • Some soldiers had saved their mounts by hiding them on farms; other horses had been sequestered in countries far and wide.
    • The facts of these soldiers' cases are under wraps, partly because they've been sequestered from the media by their commander.
    • I've become such an effective slacker in the past week that, after some conversations with friends and family, I've decided to sequester myself from the Internet for the next three days.
    • Lately I've been feeling somewhat unwanted by some of my friends, so I'm choosing to sequester myself a little and stop hassling people.
    • Yet he himself was a middle-class intellectual who disdained the working class and sequestered himself for decades inside the British Library in lieu of direct observation of the conditions he railed against.