aumentar
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aumentar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make greater)
a. to increase
La demanda aumenta la oferta.The demand increases the offer.
b. to raise
La compañía aumentó los precios de sus productos.The company raised the prices of its products.
c. to step up
Para cubrir la demanda, la compañía decidió aumentar nuestra producción.To cover the demand, the company decided to step up our production.
2. (to make bigger)
a. to increase
Las emisiones de dióxido de carbono aumentan el agujero de la capa de ozono.Carbon dioxide emissions increase the hole in the ozone layer.
b. to enlarge
Voy a aumentar esta foto porque quiero ponerla en un marco de fotos grande.I'm going to enlarge this picture because I want to put it in a big photo frame.
c. to magnify
La lente de esta cámara aumenta 20 veces los objetos.This camera lens magnifies objects by 20 times.
d. to amplify
Esta antena aumenta la señal de tus dispositivos móviles.This antenna amplifies the signal of your mobile devices.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to go up)
a. to increase
La calidad aumentó gracias a la tecnología.The quality increased thanks to technology.
b. to rise
Cuando aumenta la temperatura, el hielo empieza a derretirse.When the temperature rises, the ice starts to melt.
aumentarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to become bigger)
a. to increase
Se aumentaron las prestaciones un 50%.Benefits increased by 50%.
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aumentar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to increase
aumentar la producciónto increase production
la lente aumenta la imagenthe lens magnifies the image
me han aumentado el sueldomy salary has been raised
aumentó casi 10 kiloshe put on almost 10 kilos
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (temperatura, gastos, sueldo, tensión)
a. to increase, to rise
3. (velocidad)
a. to increase
aumentar de peso/tamañoto increase in weight/size
aumentar de precioto go up o increase in price
el desempleo aumentó en un 4 por cientounemployment rose o increased by 4 percent
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aumentar
transitive verb
1 [+tamaño] to increase; (Fotografía) to enlarge; (Óptica) to magnify
2 [+cantidad] to increase; [+precio] to increase; put up; [+producción] to increase; step up
me van a aumentar el sueldo they are going to increase o raise my salary; no aumentes la velocidad todavía don't speed up yet; esto aumentó el número de parados this swelled the numbers of the unemployed
3 [+intensidad] to increase
su dimisión ha aumentado la tensión política his resignation has increased political tension; estas pastillas pueden aumentar las molestias these tablets can make the problem worse
4 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) (Rad) to amplify
intransitive verb
1 [+tamaño] to increase
2 [+cantidad, precio, producción] to increase; go up
el precio de las verduras ha aumentado la producción de aceite aumentará gracias a las lluvias
las temperaturas aumentarán mañana temperatures will rise tomorrow; el número de asesinatos ha aumentado en 200 the number of killings has increased o gone up by 200; este semestre aumentó la inflación en un 2% inflation has increased o gone up by 2% over the last 6 months
3 [+intensidad] to increase
el calor aumenta por la tarde the heat increases in the afternoon; su popularidad ha aumentado his popularity has increased o risen; la crispación política aumenta por momentos political tension is increasing o rising by the moment
4
aumentar de to increase in; aumentar de peso [+objeto] to increase in weight; [+persona] to put on o gain weight; aumentar de tamaño to increase in size
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "aumentar"
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aumentar de peso
to gain weight
acción de aumentar peso
act of gaining weight
aumentar el peso
to increase the weight
quiero aumentar un poco de peso
I want to gain some weight
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