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"Improve" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "mejorar", and "enhance" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "mejorar". Learn more about the difference between "improve" and "enhance" below.
improve(
ihm
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pruv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make better)
a. mejorar
Our main objective is to improve working conditions.Nuestro objetivo primordial es el de mejorar las condiciones de trabajo.
b. hacer mejoras en (real estate)
If we want to increase the rent, we'll have to improve the house.Si queremos subir el alquiler, tendremos que hacer mejoras en la casa.
2. (to increase)
a. aumentar
They plan to improve the company's productivity by introducing new technology.Tienen proyectado aumentar la productividad de la empresa introduciendo nueva tecnología.
3. (to better oneself)
a. superarse
She does everything she can to improve herself.Hace lo imposible por superarse.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to get better)
a. mejorar
As you gain more experience driving, you will improve.Mejorarás a medida que adquieras mayor experiencia conduciendo.
5. (to increase)
a. aumentar
For the crop production to improve, we'd need a much better irrigation system.Para aumentar el rendimiento de los cultivos, necesitaríamos un sistema de regadío mucho mejor.
6. (to get better after an illness)
a. mejorar
Her condition has improved, but it's too soon to talk about total recovery.Su estado ha mejorado, pero es demasiado pronto para hablar de una recuperación total.
b. mejorarse
Let's hope he improves soon.Esperemos que se mejore pronto.
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enhance(
ihn
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hahns
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to improve)
a. mejorar
Regular exercise can significantly enhance the quality of your life.Hacer ejercicio regularmente puede mejorar significativamente tu calidad de vida.
2. (to make bigger)
a. aumentar
The program seeks to enhance the capacity of the community to prevent floods.El programa pretende aumentar la capacidad de la comunidad para prevenir inundaciones.
3. (to make more noticeable)
a. realzar
If you want to enhance the beauty of your face, don't use too much makeup.Si quieres realzar la belleza de tu rostro, no utilices demasiado maquillaje.
b. dar realce a
I varnished the table to enhance the color of the wood.Barnicé la mesa para dar realce al color de la madera.
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