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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make sacred)
a. to consecrate
Durante la ceremonia, el sacerdote consagrará el panteón donde será enterrado el expresidente.During the ceremony, the priest will consecrate the cemetery where the ex-president will be buried.
El obispo consagró la iglesia con agua bendita.The bishop consecrated the church with holy water.
2. (to offer)
a. to dedicate
Esa capilla está consagrada a la Virgen.That chapel is dedicated to the Virgin.
3. (to commit time and effort to)
a. to dedicate
Anne se hizo misionera y consagró su vida a ayudar a los pobres.Anne became a missionary and dedicated her life to helping the poor.
b. to devote
El científico consagró sus años de juventud a la investigación.The scientist devoted his youth to his research.
4. (to give recognition to)
a. to establish
La película lo consagró como un director serio, pero fue un fracaso de taquilla.The film established him as a serious director, but it was a box-office flop.
b. to confirm
Quizá sea este el proyecto que la consagre como la gran arquitecta que es.This might be the project that confirms her as the great architect she is.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to commit oneself to; used with "a")
a. to devote oneself to
Carlos dejó de lado su vida personal para consagrarse a su trabajo.Carlos put his personal life on hold to devote himself to his job.
b. to dedicate oneself to
Fue al leer los cuentos de Borges que decidí que quería consagrarme a la escritura.It was when I read Borges's short stories that I decided I wanted to dedicate myself to writing.
6. (to gain recognition)
a. to establish oneself
Se consagró como campeón de ajedrez cuando ganó el campeonato mundial en 2013.He established himself as a chess champion when he won the world championship in 2013.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (religion)
a. to consecrate
2. (dedicar; tiempo, espacio)
a. to devote
3. (monumento, lápida)
a. to dedicate
consagró su vida a la literaturahe devoted o dedicated his life to literature
4. (acreditar, confirmar)
a. to confirm, to establish
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (alcanzar reconocimiento)
a. to establish oneself
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transitive verb
1 (Religión) to consecrate; dedicate;a to; [+emperador] to deify
2 [+esfuerzo, tiempo, vida] to devote; dedicate;a to; [+monumento, placa] to put up;a to;
3 [+fama] to confirm
este triunfo lo consagra como un cirujano excepcional this success confirms him as a really exceptional surgeon
pronominal verb
1 (por fama) to establish o.s.
consagrarse a to devote o.s. to
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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