A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to create)
a. to arouse (interest, suspicion or feelings)
El proyecto suscitó gran interés entre los empresarios.The project aroused great interest among businesspeople.
b. to give rise to (a conflict or problem)
Cualquier problema puede suscitar un conflicto en una organización.Any problem may give rise to conflict in an organization.
c. to cause (a conflict, problem or concern)
La posible epidemia suscitó inquietud entre los habitantes.The potential epidemic caused concern among people living there.
d. to provoke (anger, scandal or reaction)
Las declaraciones del abogado suscitaron la airada reacción de grupos feministas.The lawyer's comments provoked the angry reaction of feminist groups.
e. to raise (doubts)
El nuevo método ha suscitado muchas dudas en la comunidad médica.The new method has raised a great many doubts in the medical community.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to take place)
a. to arise
Hay que estar preparados para los problemas que puedan suscitarse.We have to be prepared for any problems that may arise.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (discusión)
a. to give rise to
2. (dificultades)
a. to cause, to create
3. (interés, simpatía, sospechas)
a. to arouse
4. (dudas)
a. to raise
transitive verb
[+rebelión] to stir up; [+escándalo, conflicto] to cause; provoke; [+discusión] to start; [+duda, problema] to raise; [+interés, sospechas] to arouse; [+consecuencia] to cause; give rise to; bring with it;
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