A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to place as a covering)
a. to cover
Revestimos los armarios de la habitación con plásticos antes de pintar las paredes.We covered the wardrobes in the room with plastic before painting the walls.
b. to coat
El diseñador de interiores revistió las paredes blancas de colores vivos.The interior designer coated the white walls with bright colors.
c. to line
Los vecinos son muy ruidosos y por eso revestimos las paredes con espuma aislante.The neighbors are very noisy and so we lined the walls with soundproofing foam.
d. to sheathe
En la fábrica revisten los cables de goma para que no conduzcan la electricidad.In the factory they sheathe cables with rubber so that they don't conduct electricity.
e. to face
Los vecinos decidieron revestir la fachada de una pintura impermeable.The neighbors decided to face the facade with a waterpoof paint.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(to show)
a. to have
El incidente sufrido por el deportista no reviste importancia pese a la aparatosidad.The incident suffered by the athlete has no importance despite its spectacular nature.
b. to be marked by
La inauguración de la primera escuela de la aldea revisitó gran solemnidad.The opening of the first school in the small village was marked by great solemnity.
3. (to disguise)
a. to cloak
No te fíes de Carlos porque es experto en revestir de cumplidos sus críticas.Do not trust Carlos because he knows how to cloak his criticism with compliments.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(to adopt an attitude)
a. to arm oneself with
El hombre secuestrado se revistió de valentía y se enfrentó a su raptor.The kidnapped man armed himself with courage and faced his kidnapper.
b. to summon up
El profesor se revistió de paciencia para lidiar con el alumno testarudo.The teacher summoned up his patience to deal with the stubborn student.
5. (to put on religious cloth)
a. to put on one's vestments
El clérigo se revistió y se dirigió a la iglesia para dar la misa.The priest put on his vestments and headed the church to say mass.
b. to don
Los sacerdotes visten ropajes que se confeccionaron hace cientos de años.The priests don robes which were made hundreds of years ago.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (recubrir)
a. to cover
2. (con pintura)
a. to coat
3. (con forro)
a. to line
4. (poseer; solemnidad, gravedad)
a. to take on, to have
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (general)
revestirse deto arm oneself with
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transitive verb
1 (recubrir) [+pared, suelo] to cover;de, con with; [+tubo] to sheathe;de, con in; [+fachada] to face;de, con with, in
revestimos el suelo con láminas de corcho we covered the floor with cork tiles; revistieron el techo con fibra de vidrio they lined the ceiling with fibreglass; un armazón de acero revestido de hormigón a steel frame clad in concrete
2 (presentar, tener) to have; possess
el acto revestía gran solemnidad the ceremony was very solemn; el asunto no reviste importancia the matter is not important; sus heridas no revisten importancia his injuries are not serious
3 (encubrir)
revistió de ingenuidad sus comentarios maliciosos he cloaked his barbed comments with apparent innocence
4 [+lenguaje, texto] to lard;de with
revistió su discurso de frases grandilocuentes he larded his speech with high-flown phrases
5 [+sacerdote] to put on; don
pronominal verb
1 (recubrirse)
revestirse de paciencia to summon up all one's patience; se revistió de valor y fue a hablarle he summoned all his courage and went to speak to her; está revestido de autoridad he is invested with authority; los árboles se revisten de hojas the trees are coming into leaf
2 [+sacerdote] to put on one's vestments
3 (apasionarse) to get carried away
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