A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to keep shut up)
a. to confine
En esta horrible cárcel, confinan a presos en celdas minúsculas.In this dreadful prison, prisoners are confined in tiny cells.
2. (to exile)
a. to banish
El dictador confinó del país a los poetas más revolucionarios.The most revolutionary poets were banished from the country by the dictator.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to be adjacent to; used with "con")
a. to border
El país confina con el Mar Rojo por el oeste.The country borders the Red Sea to the west.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to confine oneself)
a. to shut oneself away
Marcos se confinó en su habitación y no dejó entrar a nadie durante dos días.Marcos shut himself away in his room and didn't let anyone in for two days.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (detener)
a. to confine
2. (desterrar)
a. to banish
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transitive verb
(Jur) to confine;a, en in; (Política) to banish; exile;a to;
intransitive verb
confinar con to border on; también
pronominal verb
confinarse (encerrarse) to shut o.s. away
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