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"Give back" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "devolver", and "send back" is a transitive verb phrase which is also often translated as "devolver". Learn more about the difference between "give back" and "send back" below.
give back(
gihv
 
bahk
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to return)
a. devolver
When you're done with that book, give it back.Cuando termines con ese libro, devuélvelo.
2. (to repay)
a. dar en compensación
After he became a millionaire, Andy decided he wanted to give something back to his home town.Después de convertirse en millonario, Andy decidió que quería dar algo en compensación a su ciudad natal.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to repay)
a. dar algo a cambio
This community has always supported me; now it's my turn to give back.Esta comunidad siempre me ha apoyado; ahora me toca a mí dar algo a cambio.
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send back(
sehnd
 
bahk
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. devolver
The shoes I ordered came in the wrong size, so I sent them back.La talla de los zapatos que pedí no era la correcta, así que los devolví.
b. mandar de vuelta
Stephanie sent the soup back to the kitchen because it was cold.Stephanie mandó la sopa de vuelta a la cocina porque estaba fría.
c. hacer volver (person)
Angel sent Diego back to the kitchen for a knife to cut the cake.Ángel hizo volver a Diego a la cocina por un cuchillo para cortar el pastel.
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