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Principal Translations
accionar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (mecanismo: activar)  (explosive)trigger, detonate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (general, formal)activate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (initiate, electrical)power up, start, start up, turn on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (continuous)run, operate, use vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 No pudo accionar el explosivo con el mando porque no habían cambiado las pilas.
 He was not able to trigger (or: detonate) the explosive because he had not changed the batteries.
 
Additional Translations
accionar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (gesticular)gesticulate viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Cuando habla, acciona demasiado con las manos.
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