encarecer

A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to put up the price of)
a. to raise the price of
Algunas tiendas encarecen los precios de la ropa antes de las rebajas para que parezca un gran descuento.Some stores raise the price of apparel before their sales so that the sales seem like a big discount.
2. (to commend)
a. to praise
El presidente del gobierno encareció la labor de las fuerzas de seguridad para proteger a los ciudadanos.The prime minister praised the work of the security forces to protect the citizens.
3. (to recommend strongly)
a. to urge
El profesor encareció la lectura de la novela a sus alumnos durante el verano.The teacher urged the students to read the novel during the summer.
encarecerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to increase)
a. to become more expensive
Los discos del cantante se encarecieron cuando murió.The singer's albums became more expensive when he died.
b. to rise
Los expertos dicen que en unos años el quinoa se encarecerá y se convertirá en una exquizitez.Experts say that in some years quinoa will rise to become a delicacy.
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encarecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (productos, precios)
a. to make more expensive
2. (alabar)
a. to praise
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to become more expensive
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encarecer
transitive verb
1 (Com) to put up the price of
2 (alabar) to praise; extol; extoll; (EEUU)
3
le encarezco que lo haga I urge you to do it
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
encarecerse (Com) to get dearer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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