A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to stimulate)
a. to promote
Nuestro objetivo es fomentar la lectura entre los niños.Our objective is to promote reading among children.
b. to encourage
Fomentar los buenos hábitos alimentarios es sobre todo tarea de los padres.Encouraging good eating habits is mainly the job of a parent.
c. to boost (investment or saving)
Las nuevas medidas del gobierno van dirigidas a fomentar la inversión.The new government's measures are aimed at boosting investment.
2. (to increase)
a. to boost
Una buena manera de fomentar las ventas es recurrir al marketing.A good way of boosting sales is through marketing.
3. (to incite)
a. to foment
Discursos así solo fomentan el odio y la violencia.Speeches like that only foment hatred and violence.
4. (medicine)
a. to foment
Fomente la extremidad con paños empapados en alcohol.Foment the limb with cloths immersed in alcohol.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to encourage, to foster
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transitive verb
1 [+desarrollo, investigación, ahorro, inversión, participación] to encourage; [+turismo, industria] to promote; boost; [+competitividad, producción] to boost; [+odio, violencia] to foment
medidas destinadas a fomentar la integración racial measures aimed at promoting o encouraging racial integration
fomentó el odio
2 (Med) to foment; warm
3 (incubar)
la gallina fomenta sus huevos the hen sits on o incubates her eggs
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