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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to buttress)
a. to reinforce
Hay que poner una viga cada metro para reforzar la pared.We have to put a beam at one-meter intervals to reinforce the wall.
2. (to bolster)
a. to reinforce
Necesitamos convencer a un consejero más para reforzar nuestro plan estratégico.We need to convince one more board member in order to reinforce our strategic planning.
b. to strengthen
Te recomiendo tomar vitamina C para reforzar el sistema inmunológico.I recommend you take vitamin C to strengthen your immune system.
c. to increase (number or amount)
Reforzaron el número de guardias en el estacionamiento por los recientes casos de vandalismo.They have increased the number of guards in the parking lot due to recent vandalism incidents.
3. (photography)
a. to intensify
Antes de la fotografía digital, era necesario someter el cliché a un baño especial para reforzar la imagen.Before digital photography, you had to put the negatives in a special bath in order to intensify the image.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to reinforce
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transitive verb
1 (Archit) (Carpintería) to reinforce
2 (fortalecer) to reinforce; strengthen
debemos reforzar nuestra estrategia de ventas we must reinforce o strengthen our sales strategy
3 (Mil) to reinforce
4 [+dosis] to increase
5 (Fotografía) to intensify
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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