aportar
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aportar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to give)
a. to contribute
La compañía aportó mil euros a la fundación.The company contributed one thousand euros to the foundation.
2. (to produce)
a. to provide
El abogado aportó la evidencia necesaria.The attorney provided the necessary evidence.
b. to contribute
Todos aportaron ideas interesantes en la reunión.Everyone contributed interesting ideas in the meeting.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (nautical)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to reach port
El barco aportó a tiempo.The ship reached port on time.
aportarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
4. (to appear)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. to show up
El profesor se aportó a las once.The professor showed up at eleven o'clock.
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aportar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (proporcionar)
a. to provide
2. (contribuir con)
a. to contribute
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aportar
transitive verb
1 [+bienes, dinero] to contribute
aportar bienes al matrimonio aportaron 10000 pesetas para la causa
aportó sus conocimientos de física nuclear he contributed his knowledge of nuclear physics; aportar ideas to contribute ideas; su estudio no aporta nada nuevo his study contributes nothing new; aporta el 25% del calcio necesario it provides 25% of the calcium requirement; el viaje me aportó nuevas sensaciones the journey brought me new experiences
2 [+pruebas] to provide
intransitive verb
(Náutica) to reach port
pronominal verb
aportarse (Chile) (aparecer) to show up
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