A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to accumulate)
a. to gather
Una vez que la policía allegó toda la información, se dispuso a dar una conferencia de prensa.Once the police gathered all the information, they scheduled a press conference.
b. to collect
Ojalá la asociación pueda allegar la cantidad de dinero que necesita para los huérfanos.I hope the association collects the amount of money it needs for the orphans.
2. (to move something closer)
a. to put something near
¿Puedes allegar la planta a la ventana para que le dé un poco de sol?Can you put the plant near the window so it gets some sun?
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to adhere oneself)
a. to adopt
Marisol se allegó a una nueva religión cuando estaba pasando por momentos difíciles.Marisol adopted a new religion when she was going through some rough times.
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transitive verb
1 (reunir) to gather (together); collect
2 (acercar)
allegar una cosa a otra to put something near something else
3 (añadir) to add
pronominal verb
1 (adherirse)
allegarse a una opinión to adopt a view; allegarse a una secta to become attached to a sect
2 (llegar) to arrive; approach
allegarse a algn to go up to sb
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