acicalar

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to prettify)
a. to dress up
Nina acicaló a su hijita con un vestido de encaje y una hermosa cinta en el pelo.Nina dressed her little girl up in a lace dress and a beautiful hairband.
acicalarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to make smarter)
a. to get dressed up
Después de hacer ejercicio, Mario se acicaló para ir a su cita con Laura.After working out, Mario got dressed up for his date with Laura.
b. to smarten oneself up (United Kingdom)
Voy a acicalarme un poquito para lucir bien en la reunión de esta tarde.I'm going to smarten myself up a bit to look good at this afternoon's meeting.
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acicalar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to do up
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to do oneself up
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acicalar
transitive verb
1 [+persona] to dress up; bedeck
2 [+metal] to polish; burnish; shine
pronominal verb
acicalarse to smarten o.s. up; spruce o.s. up
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