intensify

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intensify(
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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 increase)
a. intensificar
The decision was taken to intensify police surveillance of the area.Se tomó la decisión de intensificar la vigilancia policial en la zona.
b. redoblar
The party is intensifying its efforts to win back lost voters.El partido está redoblando sus esfuerzos para volver a captar los votos perdidos.
2. (to aggravate)
a. agudizar
These measures will serve only to intensify social conflict.Estas medidas solo servirán para agudizar el conflicto social.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to increase)
a. intensificarse
Pressure is intensifying on the Chinese government to release the dissidents.Se intensifica la presión sobre el gobierno chino para que libere a los disidentes.
b. recrudecer
The rebels' offensive has intensified over recent weeks.En las últimas semanas la ofensiva rebelde recrudeció.
c. recrudecerse
Fighting intensified in the run-up to the ceasefire.Los enfrentamientos se recrudecieron en el periodo previo al alto el fuego.
4. (to become more acute)
a. agudizarse
The pain in his shoulder intensified until it was unbearable.El dolor del hombro se le agudizó hasta hacerse insoportable.
b. hacerse más intenso
As the day wore on the heat intensified.A medida que avanzaba el día el calor se hizo más intenso.
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intensify
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. intensificar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. intensificarse
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intensify [ɪnˈtensɪfaɪ]
intransitive verb
[+desire, frustration, dislike] intensificarse; [+pain] agudizarse; [+odour] hacerse más intenso; [+rain] arreciar; [+fighting] recrudecerse; intensificarse
Fighting has intensified in the Yugoslav republic of Croatia
transitive verb
[+fear] intensificar; incrementar; [+pain] agudizar; [+attack] recrudecer; intensificar
Coastal Command intensified its attack with torpedoes
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