active
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active(
ahk
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tihv
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (energetic)
a. activo
My dog is very active in the morning, so I walk him very early.Mi perro es muy activo por las mañanas, así que lo paseo muy temprano.
2. (involved)
a. activo
I'm an active member of the discussion group.Soy un miembro activo del grupo de debate.
3. (busy)
a. ocupado
It has been an active week with executives visiting.Ha sido una semana muy ocupada con la visita de los ejecutivos.
b. movido
I might go to sleep early; it's been a very active day.Quizá me acueste temprano; ha sido un día muy movido.
4. (chemistry)
a. activo
What's the active ingredient in this allergy medication?¿Cuál es el componente activo en este medicamento para la alergia?
5. (grammar)
a. activo
An active verb is used when the subject performs the action of the sentence.Se usa un verbo activo cuando el sujeto realiza la acción de la oración.
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active
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person, imagination, life)
a. activo(a)
2. (interest, dislike)
a. profundo(a)
3. (volcano)
a. activo(a)
to take an active part in somethingparticipar activamente en algo
4. (military)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
dutyen servicio activo
5. (grammar)
a. activo(a)
6. (computers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
active windowventana activa
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active [ˈæktɪv]
adjective
1 (lively) [+person, brain] activo; [+imagination] vivo
he has an active mind tiene una mente muy activa
2 (busy) [+life, day, period] de mucha actividad; muy movido
3 (not passive) [+member, population] activo
guerrilla groups are active in the province grupos de guerrilleros están luchando en la provincia; animals which are active at night los animales que desarrollan su actividad por la noche
we are giving it active consideration lo estamos estudiando en serio
the proposal is under active [discussion] he retired from active [employment]
to take an active interest in sth interesarse vivamente por algo
after 17 years' active involvement in the party después de 17 años de militar activamente en el partido
to play or take an active part in sth participar activamente en algo
he withdrew from active participation in the project dejó de participar activamente en el proyecto
to be politically activeto be active in politics militar políticamente
he played an active role in bringing about a ceasefire desempeñó un papel activo a la hora de conseguir el alto al fuego
to be sexually active tener relaciones sexuales
the government must take active steps to bring down inflation el gobierno debe tomar medidas directas para bajar la inflación
the group lost the active [support] of most of its members
4 (not extinct) [+volcano] en actividad
5 (Chem) (Fís) (Electronics) activo
the active ingredient el ingrediente activo
6 (Economics) (Comm) [+trading, market] activo
it was an active day for the stock market
active assets activo (m) productivo
active balance saldo (m) activo
active money dinero (m) activo; dinero (m) disponible
active partner socioasocia (m) (f) activoaactiva;a socia a activa
active trade balance balanza (f) comercial favorable; balanza (f) comercial acreedora
7 (Mil)
active service or duty (US) servicio (m) activo
to be on active service or duty estar en activo; to die on active service morir en acto de servicio; he saw active service in Italy and Germany estuvo en servicio activo en Italia y Alemania
8 (Ling) (Gram)
active vocabulary vocabulario (m) activo
the active voice la voz activa
in the active voice en voz activa
noun
(Gram)
the active la voz activa
modifier
active birth (n) (Med) parto (m) natural
active file (n) (Comput) fichero (m) activo
the active list (n) la reserva activa
to be on the active list estar en la reserva activa
active suspension (n) (Aut) suspensión (f) activa
Lotus have fitted the car with an advanced so-called active suspension system. It's an intelligent, computer controlled system which can continually sense the road surface and drive of the car, and controls every motion of the car's wheels Existing suspension systems try to absorb bounces, but active suspension provides power to counter the jolts
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active I activate
The word active is the present subjunctive form of activar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full activar conjugation.
activar
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activar(
ahk
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tee
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bahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make function)
a. to activate
Presiona el botón azul para activar el dispositivo inalámbrico.Press the blue button to activate the wireless device.
b. to trigger
El terrorista activó la bomba a distancia.The terrorist triggered the bomb remotely.
c. to set off (alarm)
El gato activó la alarma de la casa.The cat set off the house alarm.
2. (to boost)
a. to stimulate
El gobierno busca activar la economía y crear nuevos puestos de trabajo.The government seeks to stimulate the economy and create new jobs.
3. (fire)
a. to stoke
El maquinista activó el fuego con el fuelle.The machinist stoked the fire with the bellows.
4. (chemistry)
a. to activate
El aumento de calcio activa la enzima.An increase in calcium activates the enzyme.
activarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to start functioning)
a. to go off
La alarma contra incendios se activó porque alguien prendió un cigarrillo dentro del edificio.The fire alarm went off because somebody lit a cigarette inside the building.
b. to activate
El sistema de seguridad se activa automaticamente.The security system activates automatically.
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activar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (alarma, mecanismo)
a. to activate
2. (explosivo)
a. to detonate
3. (economía)
a. to stimulate
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activar
transitive verb
(poner en marcha) to activate; [+trabajo] to expedite; speed up; hurry along; [+fuego] to brighten up; poke; [+mercado] to stimulate;
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