A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to read)
a. to declaim
El pregonero público a salió a declamar la ley nueva.The town crier went out to declaim the new law.
b. to recite
El profesor pidió al alumno que se subiera al escenario y declamara su poema.The teacher asked the student to go on stage and recite his poem.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to speak vehemently)
a. to declaim
El senador declamó durante horas sobre los abusos de la rama ejecutiva.The senator declaimed for hours about the abuses of the executive branch.
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transitive verb
(gen) to declaim; [+versos, poema] to recite;
intransitive verb
to declaim
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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