A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to demarcate land)
a. to fence in
Los agricultores acotaron el área donde querían cultivar papas.The farmers fenced in the area where they were going to grow potatos.
b. to enclose
Vamos a acotar esta zona del parque para los perros.We're going to enclose this area of the park for dogs.
c. to protect (for hunting)
No podemos entrar ahí porque los propietarios acotaron la zona para la caza de ciervos.We can't go in there because the owners protected the area for hunting deers.
2. (to limit)
a. to delimit
El orador dio un discurso demasiado largo; debería haberlo acotado más.The speaker gave an overly-long speech; he should have delimited it more.
3. (to write notes on)
a. to annotate
La profesora de literatura acotó mi texto con sugerencias de mejora.The literature teacher annotated my text suggesting some improvements.
4. (to draw on a map)
a. to mark the contour lines on
Los alumnos acotaron los mapas para después poner el nombre de los ríos.The students marked the contour lines on the maps and then wrote the names of the rivers.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (terreno, campo)
a. to enclose, to demarcate
2. (tema, competencias)
a. to delimit
3. (texto)
a. to write notes in the margin of
transitive verb
1 [+terreno] (marcar) to survey; mark out; (poner cotos en) to limit; set bounds to; [+caza] to fence in; protect
2 [+página] to annotate; [+mapa] to mark elevations on
3 [+árboles] to lop
4 (aceptar) to accept; adopt; (elegir) to choose; (avalar) to vouch for; (comprobar) to check; verify
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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