A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to raise)
a. to bring up
Rafael educó a sus hijos para que respetaran a sus mayores.Rafael brought up his children to respect their elders.
2. (to teach)
a. to educate
Mi antigua maestra fundó una asociación para educar a niñas en países pobres.My old teacher founded an association to educate girls in poor countries.
3. (to equip)
a. to train (one's voice or ear)
Luisa practica una series de ejercicios todos los días para educar la voz.Luisa practices a series of exercises every day to train her voice.
b. to educate (one's palate or taste)
René tomó un curso para educar su paladar y como resultado logró inventar platillos más sabrosos.Rene took a course to educate his palate and as a result was able to invent more delicious dishes.
4. (to instruct)
a. to train (an animal)
Es importante empezar a educar a tu cachorro desde chiquito, porque más adelante se hace más difícil.It is important to train your puppy from when he is very small, because it gets more difficult later on.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to gain an education)
a. to be educated
Guillermo se educó en la Universidad de Texas.Guillermo was educated at the University of Texas.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (enseñar)
a. to educate
2. (criar)
a. to bring up
3. (cuerpo, voz, oído)
a. to train
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transitive verb
1 (Educación) to educate
la han educado en un colegio bilingüe she was educated at a bilingual school
2 (en familia) to bring up
educaron a sus hijos de una manera muy estricta their children were brought up very strictly
3 [+voz, oído] to train
4 [+animal] to train
pronominal verb
educarse to be educated
se educó en un colegio de pago he was educated at a fee-paying school
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