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transitive verb phrase
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
1. (to give encouragement to)
2. (to encourage with shouts)
3. (to become more cheerful)
a. to cheer up
Voy a comprar estas flores para animar a mi amiga que está en el hospital.I'm going to buy these flowers to cheer up my friend who's in the hospital.
b. to brighten up
Las buenas noticias alegraron a Luca.The good news brightened up Luca.
c. to energize
El rugido de la multitud animó al jugador.The roar of the crowd energized the player.
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