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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 inspire)
a. animar
We need to encourage the students to do their homework.Necesitamos animar a los estudiantes a que hagan sus tareas.
b. alentar
Your words really encouraged me.Tus palabras me alentaron mucho.
2. (to stimulate)
a. fomentar
Our company tries to encourage teamwork.Nuestra empresa intenta fomentar el trabajo en equipo.
b. impulsar
The increase in sales encouraged people to invest.El incremento de las ventas impulsó a la gente a invertir.
c. estimular
The company's new set of fiscal reforms has encouraged long-term investment.El nuevo conjunto de reformas fiscales de la empresa ha estimulado inversión a largo plazo.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (person)
a. animar
2. (growth, belief)
a. promover, impulsar
to encourage somebody to do somethinganimar a alguien a hacer algo
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encourage [ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ]
transitive verb
[+person] animar; alentar; [+industry, growth] estimular; fomentar
person in a belief
to encourage sb to do sth animar a algn a hacer algo; the discovery encouraged him in his belief that she was still alive el hallazgo reafirmó su creencia de que aún seguía viva
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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