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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to get exhilarated)
a. to get overexcited
Sara acostumbra a exaltarse cada vez que viaja al extranjero.Sara usually gets overexcited every time she travels abroad.
2. (to become perturbed)
a. to get worked up
Cuando escuché los comentarios machistas del profesor me exalté rápidamente.When I heard the teacher's sexist comments I quickly got worked up.
b. to run high
Los sentimientos de los enamorados se exaltan cada vez que se ven.The lovers' feelings run high every time they meet.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to praise)
a. extol
La historia ha exaltado a varios artistas que en su época pasaron inadvertidos.History has extolled several artists who went unnoticed in their days.
b. exalt
Sus poemas recuerdan a las víctimas pero también exaltan a los héroes de aquellos años oscuros.His poems recall the victims but also exalt the heroes of those dark ages.
4. (to work up)
a. to excite
El informe indicaba que las acciones de la policía habían alentado y exaltado a la muchedumbre.The report said that police action had encouraged and excited the mob.
b. to arouse (passion)
La llegada del cantante al hotel exaltó a las seguidoras que lo esperaban.The singer's arrival to the hotel aroused the fans who were waiting for him.
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