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"Enderezar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to straighten", and "incorporar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to incorporate". Learn more about the difference between "enderezar" and "incorporar" below.
enderezar(
ehn
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deh
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reh
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sahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to untwist)
a. to straighten (a nail or a wire)
Puedes usar los alicates para enderezar el alambre.You can use the pliers to straighten the wire.
2. (to make straight)
a. to straighten
Tienes muy mala postura. ¡Endereza esa espalda!You have very bad posture. Straighten your back!
3. (to put vertical)
a. to put upright
Un poste de luz quedó medio caído y utilizaron una grúa para enderezarlo.A lamp post was half-fallen and they used a crane to put it upright.
4. (nautical)
a. to right
En el curso de vela aprendimos también a enderezar el catamarán cuando se vuelca.In the sailing course we also learned how to right a capsized catamaran.
5. (botany)
a. to stake
Tuvimos que enderezar el árbol después de la tormenta.We had to stake the tree after the storm.
6. (to resolve)
a. to straighten out
Es difícil enderezar las cosas cuando se han torcido tanto.It is difficult to straighten things out when they have gone so wrong.
b. to put right
Intentó enderezar la situación, pero ya era demasiado tarde.He tried to put the situation right but it was already too late.
c. to sort out
Antes que nada, deberías tratar de enderezar tu vida.First of all, you should try and sort your life out.
7. (to reform)
a. to straighten out (a person)
Al niño ese me lo dejan dos días, y vamos que si lo enderezo.They leave that child to me for a couple of days, and you can be sure I'll straighten him out.
enderezarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (to become straight)
a. to stand up straight (while standing)
No andes con los hombros caídos. ¡Enderézate!Don't go around slouching. Stand up straight!
b. to sit up straight (while sitting)
Pasas muchas horas en esa silla. Enderézate o te dolerá la espalda.You spend many hours in that chair. If you don't sit up straight your back will hurt.
c. to straighten up
Contenga la respiración unos instantes y enderécese mientras exhala.Hold your breath for a few seconds and straighten up while exhaling.
9. (to get resolved)
a. to sort itself out (things or situation)
Por suerte, las cosas se enderezaron solas.Fortunately, things sorted themselves out on their own.
10. (to mend one's ways)
a. to sort oneself out (person)
Su hijo iba por mal camino, pero de algún modo se enderezó.Her son was heading for trouble, but somehow he managed to sort himself out.
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incorporar(
eeng
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kohr
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poh
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rahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to integrate)
a. to incorporate
Falta incorporar esas definiciones en la presentación.We still have to incorporate those definitions into the presentation.
b. to add
Cuando la mezcla haya hervido, puedes incorporar el tomate.When the mixture has boiled, you can add the tomato.
c. to include
¿Puedes incorporar más ejemplos del uso de la palabra debajo de la definición?Can you include examples of the word in use under the definition?
d. to assign
Inmediatamente incorporamos a Miguel en el proyecto de mercadotecnia.We immediately assigned Miguel to the marketing project.
e. to mix in
Bate los huevos e incorpora la harina.Whisk the eggs and mix in the flour.
f. to call up (military)
Incorporaron a los soldados al servicio.They called up the soldiers for service.
2. (to raise the body of)
a. to sit up
La enfermera incorporó al paciente con cuidado.The nurse sat up the patient carefully.
incorporarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to raise one's body)
a. to sit up
Estaba dormida, pero cuando tocaron el timbre, me incorporé de inmediato.I was asleep, but when they rang the doorbell, I sat up immediately.
4. (to unite)
a. to join
Su papá lo obligó a incorporarse al ejército.His dad forced him to join the army.
b. to join up
Me incorporé al equipo de baloncesto de la escuela.I joined up with the school basketball team.
5. (to show up)
a. to report for work
Ella se incorporó el lunes a las 8 am.She reported for work on Monday at 8 am.
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