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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to impel)
a. to propel
Podríamos impeler la máquina con viento.We could propel the machine with wind.
b. to drive
El vapor también sirve para impeler vehículos.Steam also serves to drive vehicles.
2. (to motivate)
a. to drive
El profesor Gustavo impele a sus alumnos a seguir su pasión.Professor Gustavo drives people to follow their passion.
b. to impel
La muerte de su mejor amigo cuando era pequeño lo impelió a buscar una cura para la enfermedad.his best friend's death when he was a child impelled him to find a cure for the disease.
c. to urge
Hay que impeler a la gente a votar en las próximas elecciones.We need to urge people to vote in the upcoming elections.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (hacer avanzar)
a. to propel
2. (incitar)
impeler a alguien a algo/hacer algoto drive somebody to something/to do something
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transitive verb
1 (empujar) to drive; propel
2 (incitar) to drive; urge; impel
impeler a algn a hacer algo to drive o impel sb to do sth; impelido por la necesidad driven by need
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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