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"Inform" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "informar", and "endorse" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "respaldar". Learn more about the difference between "inform" and "endorse" below.
inform(
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fawrm
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to apprise)
a. informar
Remember to inform your doctor if you are taking any other medication.No te olvides de informar al médico si estás tomando otros medicamentos.
b. avisar
Why weren't we informed of this beforehand?¿Por qué no se nos avisó de esto con anticipación?
c. comunicar
I regret to inform you that you have not been selected for the summer internship.Lamento comunicarte que no has sido seleccionado para la pasantía de este verano.
d. poner al corriente
My parents had a call from the police to inform them of what had happened with my brother.Los llamó la policía a mis padres para ponerlos al corriente de lo que había ocurrido con mi hermano.
2. (to shape)
a. informar
Living in Spain for six months informed my decision to live abroad after graduation.Vivir en España seis meses informó mi decisión de vivir en el extranjero después de graduarme.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to give incriminating information)
a. delatar
The police persuaded him to inform on his accomplices.La policía lo convenció para que delatara a sus cómplices.
b. denunciar
The authorities taught children to inform on their parents in case of abuse.Las autoridades enseñaron a los niños a denunciar a sus padres en caso de malos tratos.
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endorse(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to support)
a. respaldar
The mayor endorsed the governor's decision to increase funding for infrastructure.El alcalde respaldó la decisión del gobernador de aumentar la financiación para infraestructuras.
b. apoyar
I'm not going to endorse any strategy that would be detrimental to economic growth.No voy a apoyar ninguna estrategia que sea perjudicial para el desarrollo económico.
2. (to promote)
a. promocionar
The Olympic skier endorsed the ski helmets we manufacture at the event.El esquiador olímpico promocionó en la prueba los cascos de esquí que fabricamos.
3. (finance)
a. endosar (a check)
You need to endorse the check before depositing it.Tiene que endosar el cheque antes de depositarlo.
4. (automobile) (United Kingdom)
a. anotar una infracción en (a driving license)
The policeman endorsed my license and told me to watch my speed.El policía anotó una infracción en mi permiso de conducir y me dijo que vigilara la velocidad.
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