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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (mathematics)
a. to multiply
Multiplicando el número de personas por el dinero que te deben obtendrás el total que te queda por cobrar.If you multiply the number of people by the money they owe you, you will get the total you're still owed.
2. (to grow)
a. to increase
El abandono escolar multiplica las posibilidades de no encontrar un buen trabajo.Dropping out of school increases the likelihood of not finding a good job.
b. to multiply
No utilizar preservativo multiplica el riesgo de contraer enfermedades.Not using a condom multiplies the risk of contracting diseases.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (mathematics)
a. to multiply
Los niños aprenden primero a sumar y restar y después a multiplicar y dividir.Children learn to add and subtract first and then to multiply and divide.
multiplicarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to procreate)
a. to multiply
Las langostas se multiplicaron rápidamente y se convirtieron en una plaga.The locusts quickly multiplied and became a plague.
b. to reproduce
Insectos como las moscas se multiplican con una rapidez increíble.Insects such as flies reproduce at an astonishing rate.
5. (to be expanded)
a. to increase
Mis ganas de tener hijos se multiplican cada vez que veo a un bebé.My desire to have children increases every time I see a baby.
b. to increase greatly
El precio de la vivienda se multiplicó hace diez años y el mercado inmobiliario se paralizó.House prices increased greatly ten years ago and the real-estate market came to a standstill.
6. (to multitask)
a. to be everywhere at once
Tendré que elegir entre ir a tu boda o a la de Marta porque no me puedo multiplicar.I'll have to choose between going to your wedding or Marta's because I can't be everywhere at once.
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multiplicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (en general)
a. to multiply
2. (efecto)
a. to magnify
3. (riesgo, probabilidad)
a. to increase
multiplicar 4 por 5to multiply 4 by 5
4 multiplicado por 3 igual a 124 multiplied by 3 is 12, 4 times 3 is 12
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a. to multiply
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (reproducirse)
a. to multiply
6. (incrementarse)
a. to increase rapidly
se han multiplicado los robos en la zonathere has been a rapid rise in the number of burglaries in the area
7. (desdoblarse)
a. to attend to lots of things at the same time
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multiplicar
transitive verb
(Matemáticas) to multiply;por by; (aumentar) to increase; multiply;
pronominal verb
multiplicarse
1 (Matemáticas) (Biología) to multiply; (aumentar) to increase; multiply
2 [+persona] to be everywhere at once
no puedo multiplicarme I can't be in half a dozen places at once; I've only got one pair of hands
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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