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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to execute)
a. to carry out
Realizaron los experimentos sin tocar ningún animal.They carried out all the tests without touching a single animal.
b. to do
Esta ONG ha realizado una labor invaluable para la gente indígena de la región.This NGO has done priceless work for the indigenous people of the region.
c. to materialize
Por fin se realizó el plano del nuevo centro comercial.The blueprints for the new mall finally materialized.
d. to fulfill
Para realizar este cargo, necesitamos a alguien que sea un buen líder.In order to fulfill this post, we need someone who is a good leader.
e. to make (trip, visit)
Me muero por realizar un viaje a los fiordos en Noruega.I am dying to make a trip to the fjords in Norway.
2. (cinema)
a. to produce
Realizaron esa película con un presupuesto muy bajo.They produced the film with a very low budget.
3. (to sell goods)
a. to make
Siguiendo ese plan, la compañía puede realizar beneficios con muy pocos riesgos.Following that plan, the company can make a profit with very little risk.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to become real)
a. to come true
Ayer se realizó su sueño de pilotar un avión.Yesterday her dream of piloting a plane came true.
b. to be fulfilled
Mi sueño de ser dueña de mi propia empresa por fin se realizó.My dream of owning my own company has finally been fulfilled.
c. to be realized
Lo que empezó como un sueño de mucha gente marginada hoy se realiza. What began as a dream for many marginalized people today is realized.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
5. (to be satisfied)
a. to find fulfillment
Mucha gente quiere realizarse en su trabajo.Many people want to find fulfillment in their jobs.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (ejecutar; esfuerzo, viaje, inversión)
a. to make
2. (operación, experimento, trabajo)
a. to perform
3. (encargo)
a. to carry out
4. (plan, reformas)
a. to implement
5. (desfile)
a. to go on
6. (hacer real)
a. to fulfill, to realize
realizó su sueñohe fulfilled his dream
7. (cinema)
a. to direct
8. (finance)
a. to realize
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
9. (en un trabajo, actividad)
a. to find fulfillment
quiere buscar trabajo fuera de casa para realizarseshe wants to get a more fulfilling job outside of the home
10. (hacerse real; sueño, predicción, deseo)
a. to come true
11. (esperanza, ambición)
a. to be fulfilled
12. (ejecutarse)
a. to be carried out
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transitive verb
1 [+propósito] to achieve; realize; [+promesa] to fulfil; fulfill; (EEUU) carry out; [+proyecto] to carry out; put into effect
2 [+viaje, vuelo, visita, compra] to make; [+expedición] to carry out; go on
3 (Economía) [+activo] to realize; [+existencias] to sell off; sell up; [+ganancias] to take
pronominal verb
1 [+sueño] to come true; [+esperanzas] to materialize; [+proyecto] to be carried out
2 [+persona] to fulfil o.s.; fulfill o.s.; (EEUU)
realizarse como persona to achieve personal fulfilment o fulfillment; (EEUU) fulfil o fulfill o.s. as a person; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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