cimentar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (construction)
a. to lay the foundations of
La constructora señalizó el área del terreno donde se va a cimentar el edificio.The building company marked the area of land where they will lay the foundations of the building.
2. (to reinforce)
a. to consolidate
Salir con una mujer diferente cada semana ayudó a cimentar su reputación de casanova.Dating a new woman each week helped consolidate his reputation as a Casanova.
b. to strenghten
Bernardo cree que tener un hijo cimentará su relación de pareja.Bernardo thinks that having a baby will strengthen his relationship with his partner.
c. to cement
Esperamos que la firma del convenio final cimiente el proceso de paz.We hope that the signing of the final treaty will cement the peace process.
3. (to ground)
a. to found
Las ideas en las que se cimienta esa secta religiosa son muy extrañas.The ideas on which that religious sect is founded are very odd.
b. to base
El éxito de Hilda se cimienta en su gran dedicación al trabajo.Hilda's success is based on her great dedication to work.
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cimentar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (edificio)
a. to lay the foundations of
2. (ciudad)
a. to found, to build
3. (idea, paz, fama)
a. to cement, to consolidate
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cimentar
transitive verb
1 (Archit) to lay the foundations of o for
2 (fundar) to found; establish
3 (reforzar) [+relaciones, cooperación] to strengthen; cement
4 [+oro] to refine
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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