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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (culinary)
a. to season (food)
El chef adereza el plato con unas especias aromáticas para darle sabor.The chef seasons the dish with some aromatic spices to make it tastier.
El jamón se adereza con pimentón y sal.The ham is seasoned with paprika and salt.
b. to dress (a salad)
Miguel adereza las ensaladas con vinagre, sin sal ni aceite.Miguel dresses his salads with vinegar, no salt or oil.
c. to garnish
El perejil se utiliza para aderezar distintos platos.Parsley is used to garnish various dishes.
2. (to ornament)
a. to adorn
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
Los padres aderezaron la casa con detalles navideños para darle ambiente.The parents adorned the house with Christmas items to create a nice atmosphere.
b. to embellish
El arquitecto había aderezado el techo con volutas y cornisas.The architect had embellished the ceiling with scrollwork and cornices.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to get dressed)
a. to dress up
Marta se aderezó como si fueramos a ir a la mayor fiesta de la historia.Marta dressed up as if we were going to the biggest party in history.
4. (to be adorned)
a. to be embellished
El pueblo se aderezó con todo tipo de adornos para recibir al príncipe.The town was embellished with all sorts of decorations to welcome the prince.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (sazonar)
a. to dress
2. (comida)
a. to season
3. (conversación)
a. to liven up, to spice up
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transitive verb
1 (preparar) to prepare; get ready; (vestir) to dress up; (adornar) to embellish; adorn
2 (Culin) (sazonar) to season; garnish; [+ensalada] to dress; [+bebidas] to prepare; mix; [+vinos] to blend;
3 [+máquina] to repair; [+tela] to gum; size
pronominal verb
aderezarse (prepararse) to dress up; get ready
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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