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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to push)
a. to propel
El viento impulsó el barco hacia delante.The wind propelled the ship forward.
b. to drive
El impacto impulsó al copiloto fuera del vehículo.The impact drove the copilot out of the vehicle.
2. (to encourage)
a. to drive
Aquella victoria la impulsó a seguir luchando por su sueño.That victory drove her to keep fighting for her dream.
b. to motivate
Hay profesores que te impulsan a ser mejor.There are teachers who motivate you to be better.
3. (to cause to grow)
a. to promote
Seguimos impulsando los negocios pequeños.We are still promoting small businesses.
b. to boost
Esperamos que la nueva publicidad impulse las ventas.We hope that the new publicity will boost sales.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (empujar)
a. to propel, to drive
2. (incitar)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
impulsar a alguien (a algo/a hacer algo)to drive somebody (to something/to do something)
3. (promocionar; economía)
a. to stimulate
4. (amistad)
a. to foster
impulsar las relaciones Norte-Surto promote North-South relations
las claves que impulsan el sectorthe key drivers for the industry
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transitive verb
1 (Mecánica) to drive; propel
2 [+persona] to drive; impel
impulsado por el miedo driven (on) by fear
3 [+deporte, inversión] to promote
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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