Destinar in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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destinar
transitive verb
also:
  • destinar algo a o para to set something aside for; (cantidad, edificio) to assign something to; (empleo, cargo) to address something to; (carta) to aim something at (medidas, programa, publicación)
  • el dinero recogido se destinará a comprar medicinas the money collected will go to buy medicine
also:
  • destinar a alguien a to appoint somebody to; (cargo, empleo) to post somebody to (plaza, lugar)
  • está destinado en Colombia he's been posted o sent to Colombia
  • estar destinado al éxito/fracaso to be destined for success/failure
destinar
transitive verb
1 (dedicar) [+fondos, espacio] to allocate; [+tiempo] to devote
destinamos el 10% del presupuesto a educación we allocate 10% of the budget to education; destinaron tres salas a la exposición they allocated three rooms to the exhibition; destinaré este dinero a pagar el viaje I'll use this money to pay for the trip; destinaron mil euros para gastos imprevistos they set aside o earmarked a thousand euros for contingencies; destina su tiempo libre a hacer obras de caridad she devotes her free time to charity work
2 (enviar) [+empleado, funcionario] to assign; post; [+militar] to station; post
after training she was posted to Brixton it is normal to spend two or three years working in this country before being posted overseas
le han destinado a Lima he has been assigned o posted to Lima
3 (dirigir) [+carta] to address
una carta que habían destinado a mi padre el diputado destinó todas sus críticas al presidente
pronominal verb
destinarse to be allocated
Una parte del presupuesto se destina a socorrer a los refugiados. El 50% d elas nuevas viviendas se destinan a los jóvenes.
Verb Conjugations for destinar
Gerund: destinando
Participle: destinado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yodestinodestinédestinabadestinaríadestinaré
destinasdestinastedestinabasdestinaríasdestinarás
él/ella/Ud.destinadestinódestinabadestinaríadestinará
nosotrosdestinamosdestinamosdestinábamosdestinaríamosdestinaremos
vosotrosdestináisdestinasteisdestinabaisdestinaríaisdestinaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.destinandestinarondestinabandestinaríandestinarán
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