potenciar

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potenciar(
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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 make more powerful)
a. to promote
Las estrategias adoptadas no potenciaron el desarrollo y aumentaron la desigualdad.The strategies adopted failed to promote development and increased inequality.
b. to foster
El acuerdo firmado hoy potenciará el comercio bilateral entre ambos países.The agreement signed today will foster bilateral trade between the two countries.
c. to improve
La mejor forma de potenciar el aprendizaje es dejando que el estudiante cometa errores.The best way to improve learning is to allow students to make mistakes.
2. (to stimulate)
a. to strengthen
El gobierno afirma que las nuevas medidas potenciarán la economía venezolana.The government states that the new measures will strengthen the Venezuelan economy.
b. to boost
Hablar a un niño en dos idiomas potencia su capacidad de escucha.Speaking to a child in two languages boosts their listening skills.
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potenciar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (fomentar)
a. to encourage, to promote
2. (reforzar)
a. to boost, to strengthen
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potenciar
transitive verb
1 [+turismo, artes, nuevo producto] to favour; favor; (EEUU) foster; promote; (desarrollar) to develop; (mejorar) to improve
2 (fortalecer) to boost; strengthen
3 (Informática) to upgrade
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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