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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to take up)
a. to undertake
Hemos emprendido una campaña dirigida a la recaudación de fondos.We have undertaken a campaign aimed at fundraising.
2. (to initiate)
a. to start (work)
En breve se emprenderán las obras de restauración de la capilla.The chapel restoration work will start shortly.
b. to start up (a business)
Si quieres emprender un negocio, antes que nada necesitas inversores.If you want to start up a business, the first thing you need is investors.
c. to embark on (a journey)
Estamos a punto de emprender nuestro viaje a Japón.We're about to embark on our journey to Japan.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (trabajo)
a. to start
2. (viaje, marcha)
a. to set off on
emprender el vueloto fly off
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transitive verb
1 (empezar) [+trabajo] to undertake; [+viaje] to embark on
emprender la marcha a to set out for; emprender el regreso to return; emprender la retirada to retreat
emprenderla con algn to take it out on sb; la emprendieron a botellazos con el árbitro they threw bottles at the referee
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "emprender"
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emprender la marcha
to set out
para prosperar, hay que persistir y emprender
to thrive, you have to persist and be enterprising
emprender camino
to take the road
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