Spanish translation of 'overture'
⇒ to make overtures to sb(politics, business)
hacer una propuesta a algn(sexual),
hacer insinuaciones a algn
⇒ they had made overtures to Fox, but without success
le hicieron una propuesta a Fox, pero no se llegó a nada
⇒ the government made peace overtures to the rebels
el gobierno les hizo una propuesta de paz a los rebeldes
Example Sentences Including 'overture'
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At first the Westbury resisted his overtures.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Do the same and, just like her, you may just be courting hurt and resentment when your overtures are rejected.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It now makes its first overtures towards potential recruits when they are taking GCSEs.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Make the overture a bit more significant than your casual invitations but not too heavy.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Probably, they would have resisted the overtures for peace and stuck to the demand for unconditional surrender.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
She will probably behave brilliantly if you make the generous overture of inviting her in the first place.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Sometimes it was a bit like watching a small man trying to wrestle a grand piano up a spiral staircase while playing the 1812 Overture.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The stormy overture tells of great things to come, which are only partially realised by the cast.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Instead, bide your time and leave it to others to make the overture.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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'overture' in Other Languages
British English: overture NOUN
An overture is a piece of music, often one that is the introduction to an opera or play.
...the composer's famous overture.
Translation of overture from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary