avivar

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avivar(
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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 fuel)
a. to stoke
Mary avivó el fuego y preparó café.Mary stoked the fire and prepared some coffee.
b. to stoke up
Tras avivar las llamas agregando madera, nos dormimos.Having stoked up the flames with new wood, we went to sleep.
2. (to make brighter)
a. to brighten up
Voy a pintar una pared de rojo para avivar mi habitación.I'll have one wall painted red to brighten up my bedroom.
3. (to sharpen)
a. to rekindle
Ir a Florencia avivó mi amor por el arte.Visiting Florence rekindled my love for art.
b. to arouse
Caminar por la playa bajo el sol avivó su deseo de libertad.Walking along the beach under the sun aroused his desire for freedom.
c. to intensify
Leer los poemas del escritor avivó mi pasión por su obra.Reading the writer's poems intensified my passion for his work.
d. to heighten
Trabajar juntos en el mismo proyecto avivó la tensión entre Peter y su exesposa.Having to work together on the same project heightened the tension between Peter and his ex-wife.
4. (to make more lively)
a. to liven up
Las duras palabras del político avivaron el debate.The politician's harsh words livened up the debate.
avivarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to grow more intense)
a. to intensify
La búsqueda del ladrón se avivó tras el hallazgo de nuevas pruebas.The search for the thief intensified after new evidence was found.
6. (to make cheerful)
a. to cheer up
Venir de fiesta con nosotros te avivará.Coming with us to party will cheer you up.
7. (to be enlivened)
a. to be rekindled
Tras la infidelidad, el amor que existía se avivó.After the infidelity, the love between them was rekindled.
8. (to burn)
a. to revive
Las llamas se avivaron cuando echamos ramas secas a la hoguera.The flames revived when we threw some dry branches onto the fire.
b. to flare up
El incendio del bosque se avivó a causa del clima seco.The forest fire flared up because of the dry weather.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to wake up)
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 going
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mi marido solo se aviva por las mañanas después de tomar un café.My husband only gets going in the mornings after drinking some coffee.
b. to get cracking
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si no te avivas, nunca encontrarás un trabajo.If you don't cracking, you'll never find a job.
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avivar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sentimiento)
a. to rekindle
2. (color)
a. to brighten
3. (fuego)
a. to stoke up
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (sentimiento)
a. to be rekindled
5. (color)
a. to brighten
6. (fuego)
a. to flare up
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avivar
transitive verb
[+fuego] to stoke; stoke up; [+color] to brighten; [+dolor] to intensify; [+pasión] to excite; arouse; [+disputa] to add fuel to; [+interés] to stimulate; [+esfuerzo] to revive; [+efecto] to enhance; heighten; [+combatientes] to urge on;
pronominal verb
avivarse (cobrar vida) to revive; take on new life; (animarse) to cheer up; become brighter
¡avívate! look alive!; snap out of it!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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