A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to resist)
a. to repel
Ponle este spray protector a tus botas de cuero para que puedan repeler el agua y el mugre.Put this protective spray on your leather boots so they can repel water and dirt.
2. (military)
a. to repulse
Los soldados repelieron el sorpresivo ataque de los rebeldes.The soldiers repulsed the rebels' surprise attack.
3. (to defend from)
a. to fend off
La vacuna ayudará a tu organismo a repeler el ataque del virus.The vaccine will help your body fend off the virus attack.
4. (to cause aversion)
a. to disgust
No sé porque, pero la textura de las setas me repele.I don't know why, but the texture of mushrooms disgusts me.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to cause aversion)
a. to be repulsive
El olor de sus zapatos después de cada partido repele terriblemente.The smell of her shoes after every game is absolutely repulsive.
b. to be repellent
Esa pelicula es tan sangrienta, que repele.That movie is so gory, it's repellent.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (to induce aversion)
a. to be incompatible
Eugenia y Julia no se pueden ver; se repelieron desde el momento en que se conocieron.Eugenia y Julia can't stand each other; they were incompatible from the moment they met.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (rechazar)
a. to repel
2. (repugnar)
a. to repulse, to disgust
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transitive verb
1 [+enemigo] to repel; repulse; drive back
2 (rechazar)
el material repele el agua the material is water-resistant; la pared repele la pelota the wall sends the ball back; the ball bounces off the wall
3 [+idea, oferta] to reject
4 (repugnar) to repel; disgust
pronominal verb
los dos se repelen the two are incompatible; the two are mutually incompatible
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