decantarse

decantarse(
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kahn
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to select; used with "por")
a. to opt for
El jurado del concurso se decantó por el niño que cantaba ópera.The panel of judges in the contest opted for the child who sang opera.
b. to choose
Sin duda me decanto por el vestido azul; es mucho más bonito.Without a doubt I choose the blue dress; it's so much nicer.
2. (to evolve; used with "hacia")
a. to move towards
A medida que el profesor de historia hablaba, su explicación se decantaba hacia la versión más radical de los hechos.As the history teacher talked, his explanation moved towards the most extreme version of the facts.
decantar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to separate)
a. to decant (wine)
Los enólogos decantaron el vino viejo para quitarle los posos.The wine experts decanted the old wine to remove the dregs.
b. to pour
El químico decantó el agua del aceite en un recipiente.The chemist poured the water from the oil into a container.
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decantar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to decant
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (inclinarse)
a. to lean (toward)
decantarse porto opt for
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decantar
transitive verb
[+vino] to decant; [+líquido] to pour off;
pronominal verb
decantarse
decantarse hacia algo to move towards sth; evolve in the direction of sth; decantarse por algo/algn to opt for sth/sb; choose sth/sb; decantarse por hacer algo to opt to do sth; choose to do sth
El sindicato mayoritario, UTO-UGT, [se decanta] por no aumentar la plantilla de vendedores.
decantar
transitive verb
to praise
el tan decantado edificio this much-vaunted building
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