A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to restore to life)
a. to bring back to life
Su primer milagro fue resucitar a un muerto.His first miracle was to bring a dead man back to life.
b. to raise from the dead
El hechicero usó magia para resucitar al caballero caído en batalla.The sorcerer used magic to raise the fallen knight from the dead.
c. to resurrect
Jesús resucitó al hijo único de la mujer.Jesus resurrected the woman's only son.
2.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(to reanimate)
a. to resuscitate
Los médicos resucitaron al recién nacido que había dejado de respirarThe doctors resuscitated the newborn baby which had stopped breathing.
b. to revive
El guardacostas usó respiración boca a boca y resucitó a la niña.The coastguard performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and revived the girl.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to reestablish)
a. to revive
El alcalde se empeña en resucitar la cultura y las costumbres locales.The mayor strives to revive the local culture and customs.
b. to resurrect
El álbum de platino resucitó la carrera del cantante.The platinum album resurrected the singer's career.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to come back to life)
a. to rise from the dead
Al tercer día, Jesús resucitó.Jesus rose from the dead on the third day.
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resucitar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (persona)
a. to bring back to life
2. (costumbre)
a. to resurrect, to revive
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (persona)
a. to rise from the dead
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resucitar
transitive verb
1 (Religión) [+persona] to raise from the dead
podía resucitar a los muertos he could bring back the dead
esta sopa resucita a un muerto
2 [+ley] to resurrect
intransitive verb
to rise from the dead
al tercer día resucitó (Biblia) on the third day He rose again
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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