tranquilizar

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tranquilizar(
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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 pacify)
a. to calm down
¿Me ayudas a tranquilizar a Luisa? Está desesperada porque su hijo no contesta sus llamadas.Can you help me calm Luisa down? She's desperate because her son is not answering her calls.
2. (to soothe)
a. to reassure
El mecánico me tranquilizó asegurándome que el arreglo no costaría mucho.The mechanic reassured me when he told me the repair wouldn't be expensive.
tranquilizarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to relax)
a. to calm down
¡Tranquilízate! Me estás poniendo nervioso.Calm down! You're making me nervous.
4. (to feel relieved)
a. to feel reassured
Me tranquilicé cuando el médico me dijo que el dolor desaparecería pronto.I felt reassured when the doctor told me that the pain would go soon.
5. (to quiet down)
a. to calm down
El viento dejó de soplar y las aguas se tranquilizaron.The wind stopped blowing and the waters calmed down.
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tranquilizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (calmar)
a. to calm (down)
2. (dar confianza a)
a. to reassure
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (calmarse)
a. to calm down
4. (ganar confianza)
a. to feel reassured
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tranquilizar
transitive verb
to calm down
un brandy te tranquilizará a brandy will calm you down; el árbitro intentó tranquilizar a los jugadores the referee tried to calm the players down; las palabras del médico me tranquilizaron the doctor's words reassured me; ¿por qué no llamas a tu madre para tranquilizarla? why don't you call your mother to put her mind at rest?
pronominal verb
tranquilizarse to calm down
¡tranquilícese! calm down!; se tranquilizó al saber que habían llegado bien she stopped worrying when she found out that they had arrived safely
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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