A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (construction)
a. to pave
Acaban de acerar las aceras y aún no están secos.They have just paved the sidewalks and they aren't yet dry.
2. (metallurgy)
a. to coat in steel
Para hacer más resistente la parte metálica, vamos a acerarla.In order to strengthen the metallic part, we're going to coat it in steel.
3. (to harden)
a. to toughen
Mi padre me envió a la escuela militar para acerar mi naturaleza.My father sent me to military school to toughen me up.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to harden oneself)
a. to toughen oneself
Si queríamos sobrevivir a la guerra, teníamos que acerarnos.If we were to survive the war, we had to toughen ourselves.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (poner aceras)
a. to pave
2. (convertir en acero)
a. to turn into steel
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transitive verb
1 (Técnica) to make into steel
2 (vigorizar) to harden; (hacer mordaz) [+estilo] to sharpen up; make more incisive;
pronominal verb
acerarse to toughen o.s.; harden o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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