A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (film and theater)
a. to play the lead in
Mi actriz favorita protagoniza la nueva película del director.My favorite actress plays the lead in the director's new film.
b. to star in
Juan protagonizará la obra del colegio.Juan will be starring in the school play.
c. to have the leading role in
Un niño protagoniza la nueva obra de teatro de mi ciudad.A kid has the leading role in the new play in my city.
2. (to be part of)
a. to be involved in
Dos compañeros de clase protagonizaron una pelea.Two classmates were involved in a fight.
b. to be responsible for
Los hinchas del otro equipo protagonizaron destrozos importantes.The supporters of the other team were responsible for some heavy damages.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (obra, película)
a. to play the lead in, to star in
2. (acontecimiento histórico)
a. to play a leading part in
3. (accidente)
a. to be one of the main people involved in
4. (entrevista, estudio)
a. to be the subject of
transitive verb
1 (Cine) (Teat) to play the lead in
una película protagonizada por Greta Garbo a film starring Greta Garbo
2 (formar parte de) [+proceso, rebelión] to lead; [+manifestación, protesta, accidente] to be involved in; [+escándalo] to be caught up in; be involved in; [+derrota, victoria] to figure in; be involved in
el mes ha estado protagonizado por ... the month has been notable for ...; un encuentro protagonizado por los dos actores principales a meeting between the two main protagonists
El último escándalo lo ha protagonizado su hermano Carlos Menem, que el domingo protagonizó la cuarta victoria electoral consecutiva es el segundo fracaso consecutivo protagonizado por su equipo un fraude fiscal inmobiliario protagonizado por una veintena de compañías
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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