hacer más severo

hacer más severo
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to make more strict)
a. to tighten
El director anunció ayer medidas para hacer el codigo de conducta de la escuela más severo.Yesterday, the principal announced measures to tighten the school’s rules of conduct.
b. to toughen
Tenemos que hacer más severas las leyes que regulan al sector bancario para prevenir que ocurran más escándalos financieros.We have to toughen the laws regulating the banking sector in order to prevent more financial scandals from happening.
c. to make more stringent
El candidato anunció que, de volverse presidente, hará más severos los requisitos para obtener la residencia en el país.The candidate announced that, were he to become president, he would make the requirements to gain residency in the country more stringent.
2. (to intensify)
a. to make more severe
La incidencia de incendios forestales es inevitable, pero las altas temperaturas de los últimos años los han hecho más severos.The occurrence of forest fires is inevitable, but the high temperatures of recent years have made them more severe.
b. to make more dire
La presente recesión promete hacer más severas las ya duras condiciones de las familias de este barrio.The current recession promises to make the already-harsh conditions of the families in this neighborhood more dire.
c. to heighten
Las nuevas medidas harán más severas las sanciones para aquellas personas que no paguen sus impuestos a tiempo.The new measures will heighten the penalties for those people who don't pay their taxes on time.
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