alentar

alentar(
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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 inspire)
a. to encourage
Las buenas notas lo alentaron a seguir estudiando.His good results encouraged him to keep studying.
b. to give the strength to
Agradezco a mi esposa que creyera en mí y me alentara a seguir adelante.I am grateful to my wife for believing in me and giving me the strength to carry on.
c. to cheer on (with shouts or cheers)
Los fans alentaban al equipo desde la grada.The fans cheered the team on from the stands.
alentarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to recuperate)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to get better
El enfermo tardó dos semanas en alentarse del infarto.The patient took two weeks to get better after the heart attack.
b. to recover
Pedro ya se alienta tras la intervención.Pedro is now recovering following the operation.
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alentar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (animar)
a. to encourage
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (recuperarse)
a. to recover, to get better
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alentar
transitive verb
1 (animar) to encourage; hearten; [+oposición] to stiffen; [+esperanzas] to raise
en su pecho alienta la esperanza de ... he cherishes the hope of ...; alentar a algn a hacer algo to encourage sb to do sth
2 (Latinoamérica) (aplaudir) to clap; applaud
intransitive verb
(brillar) to burn; glow
pronominal verb
alentarse
1 (animarse) to take heart; cheer up
2 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (Med) to get better
3 (And) (Centroamérica) (dar a luz) to give birth;de to
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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