A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to invest as monarch)
a. to crown
La Reina Isabel II fue coronada soberana del Reino Unido en 1953.Queen Elizabeth II was crowned sovereign of the United Kingdom in 1953.
2. (to appoint with a crown)
a. to crown
La reina de belleza coronó a su sucesora anoche.The beauty queen crowned her successor last night.
3. (to complete)
a. to crown
Su nombramiento como directora ejecutiva coronó la exitosa carrera de Helen.Her appointment as CEO crowned Helen's successful career.
4. (to top)
a. to crown
La estatua de un ángel corona la torre más alta del templo.A statue of an angel crowns the highest tower of the temple.
5. (to conquer the top of)
a. to reach the summit of
Después de tres días de arduo ascenso, el alpinista coronó la montaña.After three days of arduous ascent, the climber reached the summit of the mountain.
6. (games)
a. to queen
Una estrategia para ganar en las damas es coronar el mayor número de fichas posible.A strategy for winning at checkers is to queen as many pieces as possible.
b. to crown
Con la próxima jugada, consigo coronar otra ficha. ¡Ya verás!I'll be able to crown another piece with my next move. You'll see!
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(to be awarded)
a. to be crowned
No tengo dudas de que nuestro equipo va a coronarse campeón este año.I have no doubt that our team will be crowned champion this year.
8. (medicine)
a. to crown (baby)
Cuando llevaron a Alma a la sala de partos, ya el bebé había comenzado a coronarse.When they took Alma to the delivery room, the baby had already started crowning.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (persona)
a. to crown
2. (terminar)
a. to complete
3. (culminar)
a. to crown, to cap
4. (cima)
a. to reach
transitive verb
1 [+persona] to crown
coronar a algn rey to crown sb king
coronar la cima to reach the summit
3 (completar) to crown; culminate; end
coronó su trayectoria deportiva con una gran victoria en Wimbledon he crowned o culminated o ended his sporting career with a great win at Wimbledon
esta es su obra cumbre que corona toda su producción anterior
coronar algo con éxito to crown sth with success; para coronarlo to crown it all
4 (Ajedrez) (Damas) to queen
5 (And) (Caribe) (S. Cone) (poner los cuernos a) to cuckold; make a cuckold of
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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