せまるsemaruせるseruobs.せまるsemaru Inflection

godan ~る verb / intransitive verb:

  • to approach; to draw near; to be imminent

godan ~る verb / transitive:

  • to press (someone for something); to urge; to compel

顕微鏡kenbikyouwo使ってtsukatteさらにsarani一層issou物質busshitsuno核心kakushin近くchikakuまでmade迫るsemaruことkotohaあるaruだろうdarouga微生物学biseibutsugakuでさえdesae客観的なkyakkantekinaものでありmonodeari対象taishouto観察者kansatsushatonomaniスペースSUPEESUwo置くokuことによってkotoniyotte知識chishikiwo拡大kakudaiしてshiteいくikunoであるdearu There may be microscopes involved, bringing us ever closer to the heart of the matter; but even microbiology is objective, adding to knowledge by putting space between an object and its observer.

せるseru Inflection

godan ~る verb / transitive:

  • to compete
  • to bid
  • to sell at auction
せるseruさせるsaseru Inflection

auxiliary verb / ichidan verb:

  • auxiliary verb indicating the causative - せる is for 五段 verbs, させる for 一段; follows the imperfective form of (v5) and (vs) verbs; senses 1-3 of せる are sometimes abbreviated as 〜す
  • auxiliary verb indicating that one has been granted the permission to do something - usu. as 〜(さ)せてもらう, 〜(さ)せていただく, etc. - humble language
  • auxiliary verb used as an honorific for others' actions - as 〜(さ)せられる, 〜あら(さ)せられる, 〜(さ)せ給う, etc. - honorific language

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