Translation of passive in Spanish:


pasivo, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈpasɪv//ˈpæsɪv/


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    (attitude/person) pasivo
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    voz pasiva feminine
    in the passive en voz pasiva
    • The inhabitants of the colony prove to be neither passive victims nor fierce resistors in some undifferentiated manner.
    • As Hickey noted, peasants have many methods of passive and active resistance, and force is often counterproductive as a motivator.
    • From passive viewing to active buying is just another step.
    • The South African government's passive response to events in Zimbabwe inevitably raises awkward questions about the depth of its own commitment to democracy.
    • They seem to prefer a passive response to a quick, aggressive reaction.
    • He could have remained a passive passenger allowing the constable to deal with the driver or could have insisted Mr Main breath-test Ms Johnstone but did neither.
    • The distinction between physically passive and relatively active patients, based on actometry, is helpful to select the correct approach to help the patient.
    • Seminal studies in mammals indicated that the threshold at which the shift from an active to a passive behavioral response occurs is subject to great individual variation.
    • Active, not passive, response is called forth as is perseverance over the long haul.
    • An underacknowledged distinction in studies of legitimacy centers on whether the organization seeks active support or merely passive acquiescence.
    • She asked how it happened that ordinary Salvadorans went from decades of passive acceptance to active insurgency in a short time.
    • But for many, the availability of therapeutic intervention may facilitate the transition from active worker to passive victim.
    • The passive person allows things to wash over them.
    • Besides primary, secondary, we should also look at - that's a active scene, passive thing, did she put up a fight or she just submit herself.
    • That is, they have the ability to rationally accept dreadful circumstances without becoming angry or passive, two common responses to extreme stress.
    • Historians are now concerned with resistance in active and passive forms, organised and impromptu, group and individual, male and female, political, economic, and cultural.
    • There is absolute integrity in the distinction between passive consumption and active use, except insofar as ‘use’ of a product signifies its consumption anyway.
    • These crimes of violence continue with the active support or passive complicity of state agents, armed groups, families and communities.
    • Ultimately, as you follow this kind of plan, you will gain a passive income that allows you to quit your job, and you become, by definition, financially independent.
    • Patients accustomed to inadequate care may become resentful or respond with passive acceptance of the situation often seeing it simply as a further burden of poverty and social alienation.
    • Numerous simple declarative sentences, at times virtually unconnected conceptually, and rampant use of the passive voice make the book difficult to read.
    • A handful of misspellings, constant use of the passive voice, and frequent repetitiveness mar the study.
    • When it was applied to the husband, the translators rendered the verb in an active form; when applied to the woman they rendered it passive.
    • Instead, the memo I circulated to the faculty was firmly rooted in the third person and utilized the passive voice.
    • Nominalization is one way to avoid reference to the agent of an action (here, who did the shooting), but it's not the same as using the passive voice.
    • Eventually, I rejected my advisor's advice to write in the passive voice; it surely sounded more scientific, but was far duller.
    • Wilson never called a halt to it, but there's a common practice of whenever anything bad is mentioned, it's put in the passive voice as if nobody did it.
    • The second report lapsed into the passive voice.
    • A colleague of mine at AT&T some years ago did an excellent job of expressing the case against the passive voice.
    • In many cases, the headline was also couched in a passive voice.
    • The passive voice gives a sense of detached and objective authority that, in contrast to the imperative mode, is expressive of neutrality.
    • But the framers set a grammatical conundrum for us when they put the main clause in the passive voice: ‘shall not be infringed’.
    • Using the passive voice is always very helpful.
    • In addition, these content areas require longer, complex phrases and use of the passive voice.
    • As is so often the case, it is the use of the passive voice in the paragraph that leads you into ambiguity and trouble.
    • The Suspension Clause is phrased in the passive voice; it does not say who may suspend the great writ.
    • No, you would have to be careful not to put it in a passive voice.
    • In Hindi, the passive voice is almost standard.
    • A foundation narrative often was not about an individual hero, but was told in the passive voice and emphasized the technologies themselves.
    • The general pattern appears to be that the unmarked, active voice acts as a same function category, while the marked, passive voice indicates a switch in function.
    • Never use the passive voice in an incitement to action, however vile or reprehensible.