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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 debase)
a. degradar
Just because you don't like the way she acts, that is no reason to degrade her.El hecho de que no te guste cómo actúa no es motivo para degradarla.
b. rebajar
I was incredibly disappointed to learn about how he degraded himself at the awards ceremony.Estaba muy decepcionado al enterarme de cómo se había rebajado en la ceremonia de premios.
c. degradarse
It's humiliating how she degrades herself just to belong to the entourage.Es humillante cómo se degrada con tal de pertenecer al séquito.
d. rebajarse
If you get back together with her now, you're only degrading yourself.Si vuelves con ella ahora, solo te estarás rebajando.
2. (to cause to deteriorate)
a. degradar
Car seats have an expiration date because over time the sun degrades the plastic.Los asientos del auto tienen fecha de caducidad porque con el tiempo el sol degrada el plástico.
3. (chemistry)
a. degradar
A Japanese research team discovered a bacteria that can degrade a kind of plastic.Un equipo de investigación japonés descubrió una bacteria que puede degradar una clase de plástico.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to decompose)
a. degradarse
His kidneys have degraded to the point that they can no longer filter blood.Sus riñones se han degradado hasta el punto de que ya no pueden filtrar la sangre.
5. (to deteriorate)
a. degradarse
Tires degrade over time, so they need to be replaced periodically, even if they look new.Las llantas se degradan con el tiempo, por eso hay que reemplazarlas periódicamente aunque parezcan nuevas.
6. (chemistry)
a. degradarse
Many proteins degrade easily.Muchas proteínas se degradan fácilmente.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. rebajar, degradar
I won't degrade myself by answering thatno me rebajaré a contestar a eso
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degrade [dɪˈɡreɪd]
transitive verb
1 (gen) degradar
to degrade o.s. degradarse
2 (Chem) (Fís) (break down) degradar
3 (Mil) [+weaponry etc] mermar; diezmar
Pentagon spokesman Pete Williams said that the allied attack seriously degraded Iraq's southern air defense network We have indications that we are effectively degrading a good portion of his ability to communicate with his troops
intransitive verb
1 (gen) degradarse
2 (Chem) (Fís) (break down) degradarse
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