stabilize

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USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “stabilise.”
stabilize(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make steady)
a. estabilizar
The catamaran has outriggers to stabilize it.El catamarán tiene balancines que permiten estabilizarlo.
2. (to make unlikely to change)
a. estabilizar
The summit aims to set targets for stabilizing carbon emissions.La cumbre se propone establecer objetivos para estabilizar las emisiones de carbono.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to become steady)
a. estabilizarse
The plane went through a patch of turbulence, then stabilized.El avión atravesó una zona de turbulencias, luego se estabilizó.
4. (to become unlikely to change)
a. estabilizarse
We are waiting for the political situation to stabilize before we travel to the country.Estamos esperando a que se estabilice la situación política del país para ir a visitarlo.
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stabilize
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. estabilizar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. estabilizarse
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stabilize [ˈsteɪbəlaɪz]
transitive verb
[+boat] estabilizar
intransitive verb
[+currency, economy] estabilizarse
the doctor said her condition had stabilized
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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