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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to censure)
a. to denounce
El Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU denunció el trato severo de los prisioneros de guerra.The UN Security Council denounced the harsh treatment of prisoners of war.
b. to condemn
El presidente denunció la venta de armas a los insurgentes.The president condemned the sale of weapons to the rebel group.
2. (to inform on)
a. to report
¿Ya denunciaste el robo?Did you report the robbery yet?
3. (to notify)
a. to report
Los obreros denunciaron la falla mecánica al ingeniero a cargo.The workers reported the mechanical failure to the head engineer.
4. (to demonstrate)
a. to reveal
Mika intentó denunciar las evidencias de la trata de personas en Quintana Roo.Mika tried to reveal the evidence of human trafficking in Quintana Roo.
b. to indicate
Esas luces denuncian la presencia de fogatas ilegales en el bosque.Those lights indicate the presence of illegal bonfires in the woods.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (delito)
a. to report (to the police)
denunció a su esposo por malos tratosshe reported her husomebodyand to the police for ill-treatment
2. (acusar, reprobar)
a. to denounce, to condemn
3. (delatar, revelar)
a. to indicate, to reveal
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transitive verb
1 [+delito, accidente] to report
el accidente fue denunciado a la policía the accident was reported to the police; denuncié en comisaría el robo de mi bolso I reported the theft of my handbag to the police; han denunciado al director por malversación de fondos the manager has been reported for embezzlement; denunció a su alumno por insultarle she reported the student for insulting her
2 (criticar) to condemn; denounce
denunció la política derechista del gobierno he condemned o denounced the government's right-wing policies
denunciaron las injustas condiciones laborales los conservadores denunciaron el tratado
3 (indicar) to reveal; indicate
el olor denunciaba la presencia del gas the smell revealed o indicated the presence of gas
4 (presagiar) to foretell
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