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Old December 20, 2017, 09:01 AM
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How can I say in English?
Le vetaré mi habitación ( context. Talking about a cat so that it doesn´t leave any of its hairs on my clothes)

I´ll veto my room to it/him. I want to use the word veto, not ban or prohibit.
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Old December 20, 2017, 09:57 AM
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I'll veto access to my room by him (the cat).
I'll veto his (the cat's) rights to my room.
Permission to my room by him (the cat) will be vetoed.
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Old December 20, 2017, 01:02 PM
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I want to use the word veto, not ban or prohibit.
It would be much more natural to use ban.
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Old December 20, 2017, 01:06 PM
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You should also note that veto is a word often used in official capacities. A proposal was vetoed by the senate, for example.

Vetoing a cat's access seems comical, but if you propose to allow pets to the co-op board, they may veto it.

Under ordinary circumstances, you will more likely hear, I won't allow the cat in my room.

I just noticed PJT33's response which I completely agree with.
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Old December 21, 2017, 09:41 AM
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I know but I wanted to use veto, metaphorically.
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Old December 21, 2017, 09:53 AM
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One of the meanings of 'veto' fits what you intended to say, hence my examples. However, as others have said, 'veto' isn't commonly used to portray that idea.
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In UK you'd say "I'll stop that cat from coming into my room".
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Old December 28, 2017, 05:19 PM
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Well, I just wanted to know the use of Veto, in Spanish is not very usual either, but people would understand it.
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