A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to draw a line under)
a. to underline
Tenemos que subrayar la primera frase de cada párrafo.We need to underline the first sentence in each paragraph.
2. (to focus attention on)
a. to underline
La conferencia internacional subrayó la importancia de los derechos humanos.The international conference underlined the importance of human rights.
b. to emphasize
La nutricionista subrayó la importancia de comer verduras frescas.The nutritionist emphasized the importance of eating fresh vegetables.
c. to emphasise
Mi gerente subrayó lo importante que era completar el proyecto según los requisitos del cliente.My manager emphasised how important it was to complete the project according to the client's requirements.
d. to stress
Subrayó cada palabra para que el hombre viejo lo entendiera.He stressed each word so that the old man would understand him.
e. to underscore
El presidente subrayó en su discurso la importancia de la energía solar.In his speech, the president underscored the importance of solar energy.
3. (to mark with a highlighter)
a. to highlight
Suelo subrayar mis pasajes favoritos en amarillo.I usually highlight my favorite passages in yellow.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (también fig)
a. to underline
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transitive verb
1 [+texto, frase] (con línea) to underline; (en cursiva) to italicize; put in italics
2 (recalcar) to underline; emphasize
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