avíspate
Affirmativecommand of avispar with a reflexive pronoun

avispar

avispar(
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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 stimulate)
a. to prod
Juan ya no sabe qué hacer para avispar a su hijo que es un despistado.Juan doesn't know what else to do to prod his son who just spends his time daydreaming.
2. (to goad)
a. to spur on
El jinete avispó el caballo para escaparse del peligro.The rider spurred on the horse to get out of danger.
avisparse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to become alert)
a. to wise up
Avíspate que te están engañando.Wise up! You're being taken for a ride.
b. to get one's act together
No seas tan tímida y callada; es hora de que te avispes un poco.Don't be so shy and quiet! It's about time you got your act together.
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avispar
transitive verb
[+caballo] to spur on; (despabilar) to prod;
pronominal verb
avisparse (despabilarse) to liven up; (preocuparse) to fret; worry; (Latinoamérica) (alarmarse) to become alarmed
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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