apropiar

apropiar(
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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 adjust)
a. to adapt
Tienes que apropiar el discurso a la ocasión.You need to adapt the speech to the occasion.
apropiarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to seize; used with "de")
a. to appropriate
A mí no se me ocurrió esa frase, pero me la apropié.I didn't come up with that phrase, but I have appropriated it.
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apropiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to adapt
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a.
apropiarse deto appropriate
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apropiar
transitive verb
1 (adecuar) to adapt;a to; fit;a to
2
apropiar algo a algn (dar) to give sth to sb; (Latinoamérica) (asignar) to assign sth to sb; (otorgar) to award sth to sb
pronominal verb
apropiarse
apropiarse (de) algo to appropriate sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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