A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to teach an animal)
a. to train
Adiestré a mi perro para que se siente, para que se quede quieto y también para que dé la pata.I trained my dog to sit, stand still, and also to shake a paw.
2. (to instruct a person)
a. to train
El sargento instructor adiestró a los soldados rasos en el manejo de bazucas.The drill sergeant trained the privates in the use of bazookas.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to train oneself)
a. to practice
Esta semana, tenemos que adiestrarnos más que lo habitual porque se acerca un partido importante.We have to practice more than usual this week, because we have a big game coming up.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
El equipo de natación se adiestró por más de tres horas esta tarde.The swim team practised more than three hours this afternoon.
c. to train
Si no empiezas a adiestrarte ahora, nunca estarás listo para correr en el maratónIf you don't start training now, you'll never be ready to run in the marathon.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to train
adiestrar a alguien en algo/para hacer algoto train somebody in something/to do something
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transitive verb
[+animal] to train; (Mil) (entrenar) to drill; (guiar) to guide; lead;
pronominal verb
adiestrarse to practise; practice; (EEUU) train o.s.
adiestrarse a hacer to teach o.s. to do
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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