erigir
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erigir(
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ree
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heer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to construct)
a. to build
La ciudad erigió un monumento en homenaje al escritor famoso.The city built a monument in honor of the famous writer.
b. to erect
El pueblo erigió una mezquita para sus habitantes musulmanes.The town built a mosque for its Muslim townspeople.
c. to raise
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
La artista erigió una escultura en recuerdo de su abuela.The artist raised a sculpture in memory of her grandmother.
2. (to proclaim)
a. to name
El candidato fue erigido primer ministro tras las elecciones.The candidate was named prime minister after the elections.
b. to declare
La infanta fue erigida reina de España tras la muerte de su padre.The infanta was declared Queen of Spain upon the death of her father.
erigirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to come to be; used with "en")
a. to become
El profesor más experimentado se erigió en director tras la dimisión del señor García.The most senior teacher became the principal after the resignation of Mr. García.
b. to set oneself up as
María se erigió en la organizadora del evento porque nadie se estaba encargando.María set herself up as the organizer of the event because no one else was taking charge.
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erigir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (construir)
a. to erect, to build
2. (nombrar)
a. to name
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
erigirse ento set oneself up as
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erigir
transitive verb
1 (Archit) [+monumento] to erect; [+edificio] to build
2 (fundar) to establish; found
3
erigir a algn en algo to set sb up as sth
pronominal verb
erigirse
erigir en algo to set o.s. up as sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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