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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (music or theater)
a. ensayar
The violinist was rehearsing before the concert.El violinista ensayaba antes del concierto.
2. (to lead in rehearsal)
a. hacer ensayar
The choreographer rehearsed the group dance once more before the recital.El coreógrafo hizo ensayar el baile de grupo una vez más antes del recital.
3. (to mentally prepare)
a. repetir
I mentally rehearsed the defense of my thesis before I met with my advisors.Mentalmente repetí la defensa de mi tesis antes de reunirme con mis tutores.
4. (to enumerate)
a. enumerar
We were fed up with listening to the politician rehearse the same slogans without enacting actual change.Estábamos hartos de escuchar al político enumerar los mismos eslóganes sin hacer un cambio real.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (music or theater)
a. ensayar
The understudy had very little time to rehearse because the main actress got sick at the last minute.La suplente tenía muy poco tiempo para ensayar porque la actriz principal se enfermó en el último momento.
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rehearse [rɪˈhɜːs]
transitive verb
(Mús) (Teat) ensayar; (enumerate) enumerar; repetir;
intransitive verb
(Mús) (Teat) ensayar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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