depress
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depress(
dih
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prehs
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to sadden)
a. deprimir
The bad news depressed me and made me lose my appetite.Las malas noticias me deprimieron y me hicieron perder el apetito.
b. abatir
Our defeat at the championship depressed us.Nuestra derrota en el campeonato nos abatió.
2. (to press down)
a. bajar (lever)
She depressed the lever while I was on the phone and ended my call.Bajó la palanca mientras estaba hablando por teléfono y terminó la llamada.
b. pulsar
Depress the button and speak into the intercom.Pulse el botón y hable en el intercomunicador.
c. apretar
The nurse depressed the plunger of the syringe and injected the vaccine.La enfermera apretó el émbolo de la jeringa e inyectó la vacuna.
3. (economics)
a. deprimir
The recent recession depressed economic activity throughout the country.La recesión reciente deprimió la actividad económica en todo el país.
b. reducir
Exclusion of our country from international markets depressed the value of our currency.La exclusión de nuestro país de los mercados internacionales redujo el valor de nuestra moneda.
c. hacer bajar (prices)
A surplus in housing depressed real estate prices.El exceso de viviendas hizo bajar los precios inmobiliarios.
4. (biology)
a. tener un efecto depresivo sobre
Excessive consumption of alcohol depresses many cognitive functions.El consumo excesivo de alcohol tiene un efecto depresivo sobre muchas funciones cognitivas.
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depress
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (person, economy)
a. deprimir
2. (prices)
a. hacer bajar
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depress [dɪˈpres]
transitive verb
1 [+person] (make miserable) deprimir; abatir; (discourage) desalentar; (Psychology and Psychiatry) tener un efecto depresivo sobre; (Med) [+immune system] deprimir
2 (Economics) [+trade, price] reducir
3 (press down) [+button, accelerator] apretar; [+lever] bajar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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