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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to mortify
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (torturarse)
a. to torment oneself
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transitive verb
1 (atormentar) to torment; plague
sus compañeros les mortifican con crueldad their workmates treat them cruelly
a sus hijos los mortifican con crueldad en la escuela
me han mortificado toda la noche los mosquitos I was tormented all night by the mosquitos; estos zapatos me mortifican these shoes are killing me
por cualquier cosa se enfadaban.No solo se mortificaban ellos sino que nos mortificaban a todos
2 (humillar) to humiliate
3 (Religión)
mortificar la carne to mortify the flesh
El asceta, para mayor gloria de Dios, envilece y mortifica la carne
4 (Med) to damage seriously
pronominal verb
1 (atormentarse) to torment o.s.; distress o.s.
2 (Religión) to mortify the flesh
3 (Centroamérica) (México) (avergonzarse) to feel ashamed; be mortified
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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