presionar
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presionar(
preh
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syoh
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nahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to compel)
a. to put pressure on
Tenemos que presionar a las autoridades para que provean más seguridad.We need to put pressure on the authorities to provide more security.
b. to pressure
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La guerrilla presiona a los campesinos para que salgan de sus tierras.The guerrilla is pressuring peasants to leave their homelands.
c. to pressurize (United Kingdom)
La junta directiva presionó al presidente de la corporación para que renunciara.The Board of Directors pressurized the corporation's Executive Officer to renounce.
2. (to push)
a. to press
Para comenzar a grabar un video, presiona el botón rojo.To start recording video, just press the red button.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to urge)
a. to press
Un grupo de ciudadanos está presionando para que tapen los huecos de las calles.A group of citizens is pressing to get the street potholes fixed.
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presionar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (apretar)
a. to press
2. (coaccionar)
a. to pressurize, to put pressure on
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presionar
transitive verb
1 [+botón, tecla] to press
2 [+persona] to pressure; pressurize; put pressure on
presionar a algn para que haga algo to pressure o pressurize sb into doing sth; put pressure on sb to do sth; el ministro, presionado por los fabricantes, accedió the minister, under pressure from the manufacturers, agreed
intransitive verb
to press
presionar para algo to press for sth; presionar para que sea permitido algo to press for sth to be allowed
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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