A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to acquire)
a. to get
Consiguió su licencia de conducir en junio.He got his driver's license in June.
Si quieres una entrada, ya sabes dónde conseguirla.If you want a ticket, you know where to get it.
b. to obtain
Consiguió la residencia y se puede quedar en el país.He obtained residency and can stay in the country.
c. to win
Tras muchos años sin lograrlo, finalmente consiguieron el primer lugar.After many years without succeeding, they finally won first place.
2. (to realize an objective)
a. to achieve
Ese hombre consiguió todas sus metas profesionales.That man achieved all his career goals.
b. to manage
No conseguí convencerlo para que se viniera a la playa con nosotros.I didn't manage to convince him to come to the beach with us.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (obtener)
a. to obtain, to get
2. (un objetivo)
a. to achieve
consiguió todo lo que se propusoshe achieved everything she set out to do
conseguir hacer algoto manage to do something
no consiguió que me enfadarashe didn't (manage to) get me annoyed
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transitive verb
[+meta, objetivo] to achieve; [+resultado] to obtain; achieve
ha conseguido el resultado esperado la empresa ha conseguido unos resultados económicos fantásticos consiguió las notas suficientes para estudiar medicina
[+premio, campeonato] to win; [+entradas, empleo, dinero] to get
al final no conseguí el dinero suficiente he conseguido dos entradas para la ópera a los 20 años conseguí mi primer empleo
[+documento, visado, beca, permiso] to get; obtain
consiguió una beca para estudiar en el extranjero
[+acuerdo] to reach
siempre consigue lo que se propone he always achieves what he sets out to do; consiguieron la victoria por tres millones de votos they won by three million votes; consiguieron la mayoría absoluta they won o gained an absolute majority
se ha conseguido un acuerdo entre los dos partidos no ha conseguido ningún título de liga he conseguido el tono que buscaba
si insistimos lo conseguiremos if we keep trying we'll manage it; ha conseguido un estilo muy personal she has achieved a very individual style
conseguir hacer algo to manage to do sth
he conseguido aprobar el examen I managed to pass the exam; no conseguí dar con la solución I didn't manage to find the answer; no consigo entender tu argumento I just don't quite understand your argument
conseguir que algn haga algo to get sb to do sth
al final conseguí que me devolvieran el dinero I got them to give me my money back in the end; I got my money back from them in the end; vas a conseguir que papá se enfade you'll make daddy cross
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