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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to vary)
a. to modify
¿Es posible modificar el logo? No me gustan los colores.Can we modify the design of the logo? I don't like the colors.
b. to change
Tuvimos que modificar el itinerario debido al mal tiempo.We had to change the itinerary due to bad weather.
c. to alter
El caza modificó el ángulo de ataque.The fighter altered the angle of attack.
2. (grammar)
a. to modify
Los adjetivos modifican a los sustantivos, no a los verbos.Adjectives modify nouns, not verbs.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to be transformed)
a. to change
La ciudad se modificó de la noche a la mañana con la llegada de los inmigrantes.The city changed overnight with the arrival of immigrants.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (variar)
a. to alter
2. (grammar)
a. to modify
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transitive verb
[+producto, vehículo] to modify; [+texto] to change; alter; [+vida] to change
la informática a las telecomunicaciones) van a modificar la vida cotidiana
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