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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 contribute to)
a. to create a favorable atmosphere for
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La humedad propicia el crecimiento de bacterias.Humidity creates a favorable atmosphere for bacterial growth.
b. to create a favourable atmosphere for (United Kingdom)
El color azul propicia un ambiente de trabajo relajado.The color blue creates a favourable atmosphere for relaxed work.
c. to be conducive to
Esta dieta propicia la pérdida de peso.This diet is conducive to losing weight.
d. to favor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La crisis de la posguerra propició el surgimiento de partidos políticos nacionalistas.The post-war crisis favored the rise of nationalist parties.
e. to favour (United Kingdom)
El buen clima propició la cosecha de maíz.The good weather favoured the corn harvest.
f. to foster
El diálogo propicia la tolerancia y el entendimiento entre diferentes culturas.Dialogue fosters tolerance and understanding among different cultures.
2. (to give rise to)
a. to bring about
La negativa del alcalde a escuchar las preocupaciones de la gente del pueblo propició un disturbio.The mayor's refusal to listen to the townspeople's concerns brought about a riot.
b. to cause
Añadirle más abono a la tierra debe propiciar que las plantas crezcan más rápidamente.Adding more fertilizer to the soil should cause the plants to grow more quickly.
3. (to promote)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to sponsor
El filántropo se ofreció a propiciar el baile benéfico para nuestra organización sin fines de lucro.The philanthropist offered to sponsor the charity ball for our nonprofit organization.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to earn)
a. to gain
Se propició la admiración de sus colegas con su última investigación.She gained her colleagues' admiration thanks to his last research study.
b. to win
Anotó el gol de la victoria y se propició el respeto del equipo.He scored the winning goal and won the respect of the team.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (favorecer)
a. to be conducive to
transitive verb
1 [+cambio, revolución] (favorecer) to favour; favor; (EEUU) (crear condiciones) to create a favourable atmosphere for; (provocar) to cause; give rise to
tal secreto propicia muchas conjeturas such secrecy gives rise to o causes a lot of speculation; un hecho que propició que el fuego se extendiera a fact which helped the fire to spread
2 (atraer) to propitiate (formal); win over
3 (Latinoamérica) to sponsor
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