aterrorizar

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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 cause terror in)
a. to terrorize
Insensible a las críticas internacionales, el dictador aterrorizó al país con sus grupos de policía secreta.Impervious to international criticism, the dictator terrorized the country with his secret police groups.
b. to terrorise (United Kingdom)
Dos hombres armados aterrorizaron a los peatones, que se refugiaron en una estación cercana.Two armed men terrorised the pedestrians, who took refuge in a nearby train station.
2. (to frighten)
a. to terrify
El monstruo de la película aterrorizó a los niños.The monster in the film terrified the children.
aterrorizarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to horrify)
a. to terrify
El hecho de que un día todos estaremos muertos me aterroriza.The fact that one day we all will be dead terrifies me.
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aterrorizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to terrify
me aterrorizan las arañasI'm terrified of spiders
el atracador aterrorizaba a sus víctimasthe robber terrorized his victims
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to be terrified
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aterrorizar
transitive verb
(aterrar) to terrify; (Mil) (Política) to terrorize;
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