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Translation of acercar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (aproximar) See examples: acerca la lámpara un poco más
    bring the lamp a little closer o nearer
    intentaron acercar la mesa a la puerta
    they tried to move ( o pull etc) the table closer o nearer to the door
    acercó la silla a la mesa
    she drew her chair up to the table
    acercó las manos al fuego
    he held his hands closer to the fire
    ¿puedes acercarme ese libro?
    can you pass o give me that book?
    (unir) (posturas/países)
    to bring … closer
    su primer hijo los acercó mucho
    their first child brought them much closer together
  • 2 (llevar) See examples: mi madre nos acercó a la parada
    my mother gave us a lift to o dropped us at the bus stop
    ¿te acerco a la estación?
    do you want a lift to o can I give you a lift to the station?
    esta tarde te acerco los libros
    I'll bring the books round this afternoon

also: acercarse verbo pronominal

  • 2 (ir, pasar) See examples: acércate una tarde a tomar café
    come around for coffee some afternoon
    ya que estaba en Londres me acerqué a la oficina a saludarlo
    as I was in London I went round to his office o (inglés norteamericano) I dropped by his office to say hello
  • 3 (postura/ideas) (asemejarse)acercarse a algo
    to lean o tend toward(s) something
Example sentences
  • Cristal, donde los celestes se podrían acercar más al título.
  • Y el segundo es el conocimiento acerca de la educación incluyendo al primero.
  • La actividad estuvo enmarcada para sensibilizar a la población acerca de los problemas de salud mental.

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