A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to affirm)
a. to declare
El primer ministro manifestó que serían neutrales durante la guerra.The prime minister declared that they would remain neutral during the war.
b. to state
El director general manifestó públicamente que la empresa despediría al gerente después de que la prensa se enteró del escándalo.The CEO publicly stated that the company would fire the manager after the press found out about the scandal.
c. to express
Ella manifestó su desaprobación por el artículo con una carta de cuatro páginas al editor.She expressed her disapproval of the article with a four-page letter to the editor.
2. (to convey an emotion)
a. to show
Él donó 300 dólares a su campaña electoral para manifestarle su apoyo.He donated 300 dollars to her electoral campaign to show her support.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to gather in protest)
a. to demonstrate
Siete mil personas se manifestaron en el centro contra el trato a los trabajadores en el sector servicios.Seven thousand people demonstrated downtown against the treatment of workers in the service industry.
4. (to show support for)
a. to speak out
Ana se manifestó en contra del plan para enmendar el sistema de asistencia médica.Ana spoke out against the plan to amend the healthcare system.
5. (to become evident)
a. to become apparent
Es importante que te hagan pruebas porque los síntomas normalmente no se manifiestan hasta tres meses después de la infección.It is important to get tested, because the symptoms typically do not become apparent until three months after infection.
b. to be apparent
Cuando se manifestó que su casa fue embrujada, Diego se mudó inmediatamente.When it was apparent that his house was haunted, Diego moved out immediately.
c. to be evident
Su obsesión con la noción del vacío se manifiesta en todas sus pinturas.His obsession with the notion of the void is evident in all of his paintings.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (alegría, dolor)
a. to show
2. (opinión)
a. to express
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (por la calle)
a. to demonstrate
4. (hacerse evidente)
a. to become clear o apparent
transitive verb
1 (declarar) to declare
el presidente manifestó que no firmaría el acuerdo the president declared that he would not sign the agreement; manifestaron su solidaridad con los damnificados they declared their sympathy with the victims
2 [+emociones] to show
manifiesta un sincero arrepentimiento he shows genuine regret; nos manifestaba un gran cariño he showed us great affection
pronominal verb
1 (declararse)
el presidente se ha manifestado a favor del pacto the president came out in favour of the agreement
2 (Política) to demonstrate
los estudiantes se manifestaron en contra de la nueva ley the students demonstrated against the new law
3 (mostrarse) to be apparent; be evident
su pesimismo se manifiesta en todas sus obras his pessimism is apparent o evident in all his works
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