adjudicarse

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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to appropriate)
a. to claim
Mi papá siempre se adjudica el sillón más cómodo.My dad always claims the most comfortable chair.
2. (to assume)
a. to take
No intentes adjudicarte un logro que sabes que no es tuyo.Don't take the credit for an achievement that you know isn't yours.
b. to claim
Se adjudicó todo el mérito por un descubrimiento que había sido fruto del trabajo en equipo.She claimed all the credit for a discovery that had been the result of teamwork.
3. (to achieve)
a. to win
Hoy el tenista se adjudicó la victoria que le permitirá disputar la final.Today the tennis player won the victory that will allow him to play in the final.
adjudicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to assign)
a. to award
El jurado adjudicó el premio a la pareja de bailarines que actuó en primer lugar.The panel of judges awarded the prize to the pair of dancers that performed first.
b. to allocate
El estado adjudica las plazas universitarias en función de la nota obtenida en este examen.The state allocates university places according to the mark obtained on this exam.
c. to allot
En la tienda, cada talla tiene adjudicado un color, de modo que a los clientes les resulta más fácil identificarlas.In the store, each size has been alloted a color; that way it's easier for customers to identify them.
5. (to auction)
a. to sell
Adjudicado por €5,000 al caballero sentado al fondo de la sala.Sold for €5,000 to the gentleman sitting at the back of the room.
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adjudicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (asignar)
a. to award
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (apropiarse)
a. to take for oneself
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adjudicar
transitive verb
to award;a to
adjudicar algo al mejor postor to knock sth down to the highest bidder
pronominal verb
adjudicarse
adjudicarse algo to appropriate sth; adjudicarse el premio to win (the prize)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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