A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to present evidence)
a. to adduce
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
El abogado adujo pruebas contundentes para sustentar el caso.The lawyer adduced strong evidence to support his case.
b. to put forward
Los argumentos que adujiste no fueron convincentes.The arguments you put forward weren't convincing.
c. to give
Marta y Roberto no adujeron los motivos por los que se divorciaron.Marta and Roberto didn't give reasons for their divorce.
d. to provide
Las pruebas que adujiste son insuficientes.The evidence you provided is insufficient.
e. to furnish
Si no puedes aducir argumentos bien fundamentadas, perderás el debate.If you can't furnish well-grounded arguments, you'll lose the debate.
2. (to assert)
a. to claim
"No entendí bien la pregunta," adujo el testigo."I didn't understand the question," claimed the witness.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (motivo, pretexto)
a. to give, to furnish
“estaba muy cansado”, adujo“I was very tired,” he explained
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transitive verb
(alegar) to adduce; offer as proof; [+prueba] to provide; furnish;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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