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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to imbue)
a. to fill with
El gladiador dio un grito de guerra para infundir miedo a su adversario.The gladiator shouted a battle cry to fill his adversary with fear.
b. to inspire
La presencia del general infundió confianza en los soldados.The general's presence inspired confidence in the soldiers.
c. to arouse
El comportamiento extraño de Alicia infundió sospechas entre sus amigos.Alicia's strange attitude aroused suspicion among her friends.
d. to instill with
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Dios infundió al santo inteligencia y conocimiento.God instilled the saint with intelligence and knowledge.
e. to instil with (United Kingdom)
Los dioses infundieron a Hércules fuerza divina.The gods instiled Hercules with divine strength.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
infundir algo a alguiento fill somebody with something, to inspire something in somebody
infundir miedoto inspire fear
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transitive verb
to instil; instill; (EEUU)a, en into
infundir ánimo a algn to encourage sb; infundir confianza/respeto to inspire confidence/respect
su voz infunde confianza los gestores han hecho un esfuerzo para infundir confianza a los partícipes
infundir miedo a algn to fill sb with fear; scare sb; infundir sospechas to arouse suspicion
lograron entrar sin infundir sospechas
infundir un espíritu nuevo a un club to inject new life into a club
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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