A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (nautical)
a. to register
El capitán está barajando abanderar su barco en otro país.The captain is thinking of registering his ship in another country.
2. (to support)
a. to champion
La actriz abanderó el movimiento feminista en la capital.The actress championed the feminist movement in the capital.
b. to be the poster boy for (masculine)
El cantante se alegra de abanderar la campaña medioambiental.The singer is happy to be the poster boy for the environmental campaign.
c. to be the poster girl for (feminine)
La nadadora abanderará la candidatura olímpica de su país.The swimmer will be the poster girl for her country's olympic bid.
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transitive verb
1 (Náutica) to register
2 [+causa] to champion; [+campaña] to take a leading role in
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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