A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to reap a benefit from a purchase)
a. to get one's money's worth out of
¿Te salió cara tu chamarra de piel? - Sí, pero la uso con frecuencia para amortizarla.Was your leather jacket expensive? - Yes, but I wear it often enough to get my money's worth out of it.
2. (to pay)
a. to pay off (loan)
Si no amortiza el préstamo, el banco recurrirá a una agencia de cobros.Should you fail to pay off the loan, the bank will send it to a collection agency.
b. to repay (loan)
Voy a amortizar el préstamo en diez pagos mensuales.I will repay the loan in ten monthly installments.
c. to redeem (bond, mortgage, shares)
El deudor necesitó $230,000 para amortizar la hipoteca.The mortgager needed $230,000 to redeem the mortgage.
d. to amortize
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g., exposition).
Tuve que solicitar otro préstamo para amortizar la primera deuda.I had to request another loan to amortize the first debt.
e. to amortise (United Kingdom)
La empresa tiene que amortizar el préstamo en el transcurso de diez años.The business must amortise the loan over the course of ten years.
3. (to get back)
a. to recoup
Si inviertes en esta empresa de tecnología, quizás logres amortizar el capital el año siguiente.If you invest in this tech company, you might recoup the capital the next year.
b. to recover
Solamente amortizamos un 83% del dinero invertido.We only recovered 83% of the money we invested.
4. (to declare)
a. to write off
Reduje mi cantidad de ingresos imponibles amortizando ciertos gastos.I reduced my taxable income by writing off certain expenses.
b. to depreciate
¿Cuál método y cuáles valores de mercado debemos usar para amortizar los bienes de la empresa?Which method and market values should we use to depreciate the company's assets?
5. (to abolish)
a. to do away with
El ayuntamiento amortizó el puesto que ocupaba Beto.The town council did away with Beto's position.
b. to eliminate
El sindicato de ferroviarios hizo huelga porque el estado amortizó más de cien puestos de trabajo.The rail union went on strike because the government eliminated over a hundred jobs.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sacar provecho)
a. to get one's money's worth out of
2. (finance)
a. to repay, to pay off
3. (inversión, capital)
a. to recoup
4. (bonos, acciones)
a. to redeem
5. (bienes de equipo)
a. to depreciate
6. (puesto de trabajo)
a. to abolish, to do away with
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transitive verb
1 (Economía) [+capital] to write off; [+bono] to redeem; [+préstamo] to pay off; repay; [+puesto] to abolish
amortizar algo por desvalorización to write sth off for depreciation
2 (Jur) to amortize
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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