A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to disparage)
a. menospreciar
It was very rude of him to belittle her achievements.Fue muy grosero de su parte menospreciar sus logros.
b. denigrar
That nut says he is justified in shooting his brother because he belittled him.Ese loco dice que se justifica dispararle a su hermano porque lo denigró.
c. restar importancia
Her grandfather belittled her work for gender equality in the workplace.Su abuelo le restó importancia a su trabajo por la igualdad de género en el lugar de trabajo.
d. minimizar
Cindy belittled the importance of Ralph's doll design.Cindy minimizó la importancia del diseño de la muñeca de Ralph.
e. quitar importancia
Iris belittled Mary's agony after her father's death.Iris quitó importancia a la agonía de Mary después de la muerte de su papá.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. menospreciar, restar importancia a
to belittle oneselfrestarse importancia
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belittle [bɪˈlɪtl]
transitive verb
(demean) menospreciar; (minimize) quitar importancia a; minimizar;
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