carecer

carecer(
kah
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reh
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sehr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to be without; used with "de")
a. to lack
Carecen de los medios necesarios para enviar a su hijo a la universidad.They lack the necessary means to send their son to college.
b. to not have
El hombre quedó detenido porque carecía de la documentación necesaria para ingresar al país.The man was arrested because he didn't have the documents needed to go into the country.
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carecer
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a.
carecer de algoto lack something
carecer
intransitive verb
1
carecer de to lack; carece de talento he lacks talent; he has no talent; no carecemos de dinero we don't lack for money; we're not short of money; eso carece de sentido that doesn't make sense
2 (S. Cone) (hacer falta)
carece hacerlo we/you have to do it; it is necessary to do it; carece no dejarla we must not let her
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