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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to delay)
a. to postpone
La maestra aplazó el examen para la siguiente semana.The teacher postponed the exam until next week.
Puedes aplazar el pago del viaje hasta seis meses sin intereses.You can postpone payment of the trip for up to six months without paying interest.
b. to put off
Ya no puedo aplazar más la cita con el doctor.I can't put off the doctor's appointment any longer.
c. to adjourn
El juez aplazó el juicio hasta mañana.The judge adjourned the trial until tomorrow.
d. to defer
El consejo aplazó la votación hasta la siguiente sesión.The board deferred the voting until the next session.
2. (education)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to fail
El maestro aplazó al alumno porque no obtuvo una calificación satisfactoria.The teacher failed the student because he didn't get a satisfactory grade.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to be unsuccessful)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
a. to fail
Me aplacé otra vez en conseguir un ascenso.I failed again to get a promotion.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to postpone
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (en examen) (River Plate)
a. to fail
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transitive verb
(posponer) [+reunión, juicio] (antes de iniciarse) to postpone; put back; (ya iniciado) to adjourn; [+pago] to defer
han aplazado el examen al martes they have postponed the exam until Tuesday; they have put the exam back until Tuesday; ha aplazado su decisión hasta su regreso he has postponed o put off the decision until his return
intransitive verb
(Centroamérica) (suspender) to fail
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