A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to instill fear in)
a. to intimidate
Los galos lanzaban un grito de batalla para intimidar al enemigo.The Gauls used to give a battle cry to intimidate the enemy.
b. to scare
Ariel es más grande y más fuerte que yo, pero no me intimida.Ariel is taller and stronger than me, but he doesn't scare me.
c. to frighten
La mafia le envió una bala en un sobre para intimidarlo.The mob sent him a bullet in an envelope to frighten him.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to feel fear)
a. to be intimidated
Puedes amenazarme todo lo que quieras, pero no pienso intimidarme.You can threaten me as much as you want, but I won't be intimidated.
b. to get scared
¿Te intimidaste cuando viste a tu rival?Did you get scared when you saw your rival?
c. to be frightened
Me intimidé cuando el feroz dóberman comenzó a ladrar.I was frightened when the fierce Doberman pinscher started barking.
d. to get nervous
Se intimida siempre que tiene que hablar en público.She always gets nervous when she has to speak in front of an audience.
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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 intimidate
transitive verb
to intimidate; scare
pronominal verb
intimidarse (temer) to be intimidated; (asustarse) to get scared
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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