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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
toward,
towards
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(in the direction of)verso prep
  in direzione di prep
 Walk toward the Capitol and turn left on 8th Street.
 Vada verso il Campidoglio e poi giri a sinistra sull'8ᵃ strada.
toward,
towards
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(facing)rivolto a, verso prep
 She was standing with her back towards me.
 Era in piedi con la schiena verso di me.
toward,
towards
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(in the direction of)verso, in direzione di prep
  alla volta di prep
 Drive towards Chicago and take exit 73.
 Vai verso Chicago e prendi l'uscita 73.
toward,
towards
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
figurative (with regard to)verso, nei confronti di, nei riguardi di prep
 My boss's attitude toward women is a little troubling.
 I modi del mio capo verso le donne sono un po' problematici.
toward,
towards
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
figurative (for, contributing to)per prep
  in vista di
 I've put a bit of money away toward my summer holiday.
 Ho messo via qualche soldo in vista delle mie vacanze estive.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
bend [sth] to [sth],
bend [sth] toward [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(direct, turn)piegare, curvare vtr
count toward [sth] (US),
count towards [sth] (UK)
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(contribute to total) (avere valore)contare per, valere per vi
 Holly's German class doesn't count toward graduation credits; she's simply taking the class for fun.
be favorably disposed toward [sb/sth] (US),
be favourably disposed towards [sb/sth] (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
formal (like)ben disposto verso, favorevolmente disposto verso agg
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Essendo figlio di sua sorella, era ben disposto verso di lui.
gear [sth] toward [sth/sb] (US),
gear [sth] towards [sth/sb] (UK)
vtr + prep
(adjust)fare delle modifiche, adattare, ritoccare, regolare vtr
 The TV company geared the show toward teenage girls.
 La compagnia televisiva ha fatto delle modifiche al programma al fine di indirizzarlo alle ragazzine.
be geared toward [sth] (US),
be geared towards [sth] (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(intended for)essere pensato per, essere rivolto a, essere destinato a vi
  essere orientato verso vtr
 The 10k run/walk is geared toward all levels of ability, from professional marathoners to moms with strollers.
 La corsa/camminata di 10 chilometri è pensata per tutti i livelli di abilità: dai maratoneti professionisti alle mamme con il passeggino.
go toward [sb/sth],
go towards [sb/sth]
vi + prep
(move in the direction of)andare verso [qlcn/qlcs] vi
 She got up and went towards the door.
 Si è alzata ed è andata verso la porta.
gravitate toward [sth],
gravitate towards [sth]
vi + prep
(be affected by gravity)gravitare verso, essere attratto verso vi
 The planets in the Solar System gravitate towards the Sun.
gravitate toward [sth],
gravitate towards [sth]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(be affected by gravity)subire l'attrazione gravitazionale di [qlcs] vtr
  essere soggetto all'attrazione gravitazionale di [qlcs] vi
 The planets in the Solar System gravitate towards the Sun.
 I pianeti del sistema solare subiscono l'attrazione gravitazionale del Sole.
gravitate toward [sth/sb],
gravitate towards [sth/sb]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
figurative (be drawn to) (figurato)gravitare attorno a [qlcn/qlcs] vi
 Crocodiles naturally gravitate towards water.
head toward/towards [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (go in direction of)dirigersi verso [qlcs], andare verso [qlcs] vi
 We last saw them heading toward Los Angeles.
 L'ultima volta che li abbiamo visti si stavano dirigendo a Los Angeles.
incline [sb] toward [sth],
incline [sb] towards [sth]
vtr + prep
figurative (give [sb] a preference for)far propendere [qlcn] per [qlcs] vtr
 To be honest, the fact that Tom doesn't like it inclines me towards it even more.
lean toward [sth/sb],
also UK: lean towards [sth/sb]
vi + prep
(incline body in the direction of)sporgersi verso, piegarsi verso v rif
 My grandmother often leans toward me in order to hear every word that I say.
 Quando parlo, mia nonna si sporge sempre verso di me per sentire meglio.
lean toward [sth/sb],
also UK: lean towards [sth/sb]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
figurative (tend towards, prefer)propendere per vi
 In the upcoming election, he is leaning towards the Democrats.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Nella scelta tra dolciumi e verdure, molti bimbi propendono per i dolciumi.
  preferire vtr
 Per le prossime elezioni lui preferisce i Democratici.
look toward [sb/sth] vi + prep (look in direction of [sb/sth])guardare verso vi
  guardare in direzione di vi
make advances on [sb],
make advances toward [sb] (US),
make advances towards [sb] (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(try to kiss, etc.)provarci con [qlcn] vi
  fare delle avances a [qlcn] vtr
move toward [sth/sb],
move towards
vi + prep
(approach, get closer to)avvicinarsi a v rif
 As we moved towards the stadium, we could hear the cheers of the crowd.
move toward [sth],
move towards
vi + prep
figurative (tend towards)andare verso vi
 An increasing number of businesses are moving towards cloud computing.
move toward doing [sth],
move towards
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (tend towards)passare a vi
 More companies are moving towards allowing their employees to work from home on certain days.
orient [sth] to [sth],
orient [sth] toward [sth] (US),
orientate [sth] towards [sth] (UK)
vtr + prep
(adjust, position [sth])orientare vtr
  posizionare vtr
 Sally oriented her plants to the south for the best sunlight.
 Sally ha orientato le piante verso sud di modo che ricevano la luce migliore.
oriented toward [sb/sth],
(US),
orientated towards [sb/sth] (UK)
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US (focused on)rivolto, concentrato, orientato agg
 The resort is oriented toward young couples without children.
 Il resort è rivolto a giovani coppie senza figli.
steer [sb],
steer [sb] toward [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
figurative (towards option)indirizzare verso, spingere verso vtr
 Beth's parents steered her towards a career in finance.
 I genitori di Beth la indirizzarono verso una carriera nella finanza.
tend toward [sth],
tend towards [sth]
vi + prep
(be disposed, inclined to)tendere a, essere incline a vi
  (formale)essere incline a vi
 Certain writers tend towards exaggeration.
 Certi scrittori tendono all'esagerazione.
toward the end,
towards the end
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(in the final stages)verso la fine, sul finire
toward the end of [sth],
towards the end of [sth]
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(in the final stages of [sth])verso la fine di, sul finire di
work toward [sth],
work towards
vi + prep
(aim for, strive to reach: [sth])lavorare per, impegnarsi per vi
 Gary is working towards a degree.
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