impacientar
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make restless)
a. to make impatient
El anuncio que el vuelo se había vuelto a retrasar, impacientó a los viajeros.The announcement that the flight would be delayed further made the passengers impatient.
2. (to infuriate)
a. to exasperate
La lentísima burocracia de este país exaspera a los ciudadanos.Citizens are exasperated by the extremely slow bureaucracy in this country.
impacientarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to grow impatient)
a. to get impatient
Los niños se están impacientando porque la actuación es muy larga.The children are getting impatient because the performance is too long.
4. (to get exasperated)
a. to lose one's patience
El cliente se exasperó cuando le dijeron que volviera a la semana siguiente.The client lost his patience when he was told to go back a week later.
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impacientar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to make impatient, to exasperate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to grow impatient
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impacientar
transitive verb
1 [+lentitud, retraso] to make impatient
2 (exasperar) to exasperate
pronominal verb
impacientarse
1 (por falta de tiempo) to get impatient;ante, por about, at;con with;
2 (exasperarse) to lose patience; get worked up
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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