Translation of vitiate in Spanish:

vitiate

menoscabar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈvɪʃiˌeɪt//ˈvɪʃɪeɪt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (spoil)
    menoscabar
    desmerecer
    • While O'Herlihy's panel gives his show more depth, the comedy programme presented by Keane and Taylor is vitiated by a cacophony of voices.
    • That the singer, Cervantes' Don Quixote, is certainly delusional, possibly mad, doesn't vitiate the song's potency.
    • Might this vitiate the importance of the cover?
    • But in this same answer, that great saint recounts another admirable example of a great zeal, proceeding from a very good soul, which was however spoilt and vitiated by the excess of anger which it had stirred up.
    • In a situation that involves a plurality of faiths, a common dress code thus strikes me as a medium of secular arbitration, a function that is vitiated by a blatant divergence from the uniform.
    • This kind of meaningless rhetoric vitiates Craven's discussion of the issue.
    • Multiple entitlements vitiate demands based on prior existence, occupance, use and discovery.
    • This property of addictive desires distorts the phenomenological field of agency in such a way that my powers of reflective self-control are vitiated but not destroyed.
    • To what extent will imperfect, but still good, administration vitiate the efficiency properties of the tax?
    • The state's interest in effective crime-fighting should never vitiate the citizens' Bill of Rights.
    • In spite of our capacity for good, we seem caught in a web of evil that vitiates everything we do. Even what is basically good can be distorted.
    • The way is never neglected, it simply is not exploited; for it is to De Sica's purpose to move in tandem with unelliptical life as closely as he dares without vitiating motion-picture technique altogether.
  • 2

    Law
    (contract/agreement) viciar
    • Finally, an apparently valid consent may be vitiated if it is obtained by fraud, which includes cases where a professional deliberately withholds information in bad faith, or by misrepresenting the nature of the proposed care.
    • The judge's discretion was therefore vitiated because the merits of any defence were considerably greater than he had been led to believe.
    • As with any other contracts, compromises or consent orders may be vitiated by a common mistake of law.
    • One important issue is when an apparent consent will be vitiated because it was given under duress or without full knowledge of the material facts.
    • There must be present some factor which could in law be regarded as coercion of will so as to vitiate consent.
    • The claimants submit that that is a decision to which no reasonable planning authority could come and it vitiates the defendant's consideration of the planning application.
    • I am not satisfied that the first or third of those matters affected the Judge's judgment to the point where any error should vitiate that judgment.
    • Of course the appellate tribunal also has the power to overturn the Commissioners' conclusion on the ground of an error of law, but only if that error vitiates the conclusion.
    • It is said on behalf of the Claimant that this vitiated the decision-making process because it was misleading.
    • As a matter of natural justice and procedural fairness, if his departure is so radical as to vitiate the agreement, that would have to be pursued.
    • There is nothing in the law which would allow me to vitiate a fairly negotiated contract for lawful purposes.
    • It is our submission that the course adopted by the learned trial judge has vitiated the verdict in a number of ways.
    • And why should he be made bankrupt if his apparent inability to pay is vitiated by the counterclaim or cross-demand?
    • In the first place the market manager's presence and hearsay evidence vitiated proceedings, it being against natural justice for a prosecutor to be present during deliberations.
    • Under the old law a mistake would vitiate the expert's determination if it could be shown that it affected the result.
    • Is not your problem that the sentencing judge made mistakes which vitiated his decision and enabled the Court of Criminal Appeal to exercise its own discretion?
    • The error has the consequence of vitiating the inspector's finding that the development does not accord with the policy.
    • There is abundant authority to show that such frauds as these vitiate consent both in the case of rape and in the case of indecent assault.
    • This does not mean that every deviation from procedural regularity and legal correctness vitiates a jury's verdict of guilty.
    • For reasons already given we do not accept that the judge's self-direction was vitiated by legal misdirection.