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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to appraise)
a. to estimate
El joyero estima que estas joyas valen millones de dólares.The jeweler estimates that these jewels are worth millions of dollars.
b. to value
El precio de la escultura está estimado en 100,000 euros.The price of the sculpture is valued at 100,000 euros.
2. (to appreciate)
a. to respect
Sara estima mucho a su profesor por haberle enseñado todo lo que sabe ahora.Sara respects her teacher so much for having taught her everything she knows now.
b. to value
Sergio estima mucho este dibujo que le hizo su hijo de pequeño.Sergio highly values the drawing his son drew him when he was little.
c. to be fond of
Estimo mucho las primeras canciones del grupo, Coldplay.I am very fond of the early songs of the band, Coldplay.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mi padre siempre ha estimado mucho a mi novio, afortunadamente.Fortunately, my father has always thought highly of my boyfriend.
Laura estimaba en poco a su jefe.Laura didn't have a high opinion of her boss.
3. (to judge)
a. to consider
El policía estimó oportuno informar a su superior sobre el homicidio.The policeman considered it appropriate to tell his boss about the murder case.
b. to deem
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
El juez no estimó necesario alargar más el proceso tras la confesión.The judge deemed it unnecessary to go on with the procedings after the confession.
c. to think
Sinceramente, no estimo oportuno que aparezcas así de repente.To be honest I don't think it's okay that you appear out of the blue like this.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to have self esteem)
a. to have self-respect
Tienes que estimarte un poco más, ¡eres muy duro contigo mismo!You should have a little more self-respect; you're so hard on yourself!
b. to value oneself
Desde su promoción, Raúl aprendió a estimarse más.Ever since his promotion, Raul has learned to value himself more.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (apreciar)
a. to think highly of, to respect
2. (cosa)
a. to value
estima mucho a sus amigoshe values his friends highly
3. (evaluar)
a. to value
estimar el valor de algoto estimate the value of something
han estimado que las pérdidas superan los cien millonesthe losses are estimated to be over a hundred million
4. (creer)
a. to consider, to deem
no estimó necesario realizar declaracionesshe didn't consider o deem it necessary to make any statement
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (tener dignidad)
a. to have self-respect
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transitive verb
1 (Com) (evaluar) to estimate; (valorar) to value; appraise; (EEUU)en at
los daños se estimaron en varios millones the damage was estimated at several million; estimar algo en mil euros to value sth at a thousand euros; ¡se estima! thanks very much!; I appreciate it!
2 (respetar) to respect
una persona muy estimada por los que lo conocían a person highly-respected by those who knew him; estimar a algn en mucho to have a high opinion o regard of sb; estimar a algn en poco to have a low opinion o regard of sb
3 (juzgar) to consider; deem
lo que usted estime conveniente whatever you consider o deem appropriate
pronominal verb
estimarse to have a high opinion of o.s.
si se estima no hará tal cosa if he has any self-respect he'll do nothing of the sort
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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