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afianzar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (fijar objetos)secure vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  strengthen vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (building)reinforce vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Si no afianzamos bien la mesa, se va a caer.
 If we don't secure the table well, it's going to fall down.
afianzar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (asegurar algo)secure vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (control, relationship)consolidate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Afianzaban su fortuna con inversiones seguras.
 They secured their fortune with safe investments.
afianzar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (avalar: personas)guarantee, back vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Afianzó a su amigo para obtener el préstamo.
 He guaranteed (or: backed) his friend to receive the loan.
afianzarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). figurado (sostenerse) (figurative)establish yourself vtr + pron
 Afiánzate al puesto con cumplimiento y responsabilidad.
 Establish yourself in the position with good performance and responsibility.
afianzarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (asirse) (physical support)hold onto vi + prep
  steady yourself vtr + pron
 Se afianzaron al barandal para resistir el vaivén.
 They held onto the rail to steady themselves while the boat was swaying.
afianzarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (consolidarse, establecerse)become established v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (yourself)establish vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 After John's lecture he became established in the academic world.
 John established himself after he lectured at the University.
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