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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 process)
a. refinar
This is the facility where we refine the oil.Esta es la instalación donde refinamos el petróleo.
2. (to improve)
a. pulir
Studying the music of Duke Ellington and Gil Evans helped Steve to refine his composition skills.Estudiar la música de Duke Ellington y Gil Evans ayudó a Steve a pulir su destreza como compositor.
b. perfeccionar
The martial arts student refined her technique studying with a wushu master.La alumna de artes marciales perfeccionó su técnica estudiando con un maestro de wushu.
c. refinar
She refined her style as a painter after a stint in Paris.Refinó su estilo como pintora tras una estancia en París.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sugar, petroleum)
a. refinar
2. (technique, machine)
a. perfeccionar
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refine [rɪˈfaɪn]
transitive verb
1 [+sugar, oil] refinar; [+fats] clarificar
refined carbohydrates and fats Refining of Oils and Fats
[+metal] refinar; afinar
2 (improve) [+design, technique, machine] perfeccionar; [+methods] refinar; [+style] limar; purificar; [+behaviour, style of writing] pulir; refinar
intransitive verb
to refine upon sth (improve) refinar algo; mejorar algo; (discuss) discutir algo con mucha sutileza
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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