destinarse
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destinarse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to be put aside)
a. to be allocated
Nuestro gerente fue despedido por desfalcar los fondos que se destinaron a pagar los gastos generales.Our manager was fired for embezzling the funds that were allocated towards overheads.
destinar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to put aside)
a. to allocate
El gobierno destinó dos millones de pesos al proyecto de restauración del museo.The government allocated two million pesos to the museum restoration project.
b. to set aside
Durante los últimos tres meses, he destinado algunos pesos para las vacaciones de verano.Over the last three months, I have set aside some money for summer vacation.
c. to earmark
El hospital destinó los fondos a la campaña antitabaco.The hospital earmarked the funds for the anti-smoking campaign.
d. to use for
Destiné muchos de mis ahorros a la refacción de mi casa.I used a lot of my savings for the restoration of my house.
3. (to appoint)
a. to assign
Destiné al barman a la barra del fondo.I assigned the bartender to the bar in the back.
b. to send
La organización destinó a los voluntarios al área del desastre.The organization sent the volunteers to the disaster area.
c. to post
El general destinó al sargento a Irak.The general posted the sergeant to Iraq.
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destinar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
destinar algo a o parato set something aside for
el dinero recogido se destinará a comprar medicinasthe money collected will go to buy medicine
destinar a alguien ato appoint somebody to
está destinado en Colombiahe's been posted o sent to Colombia
estar destinado al éxito/fracasoto be destined for success/failure
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destinar
transitive verb
1 (dedicar) [+fondos, espacio] to allocate; [+tiempo] to devote
destinamos el 10% del presupuesto a educación we allocate 10% of the budget to education; destinaron tres salas a la exposición they allocated three rooms to the exhibition; destinaré este dinero a pagar el viaje I'll use this money to pay for the trip; destinaron mil euros para gastos imprevistos they set aside o earmarked a thousand euros for contingencies; destina su tiempo libre a hacer obras de caridad she devotes her free time to charity work
2 (enviar) [+empleado, funcionario] to assign; post; [+militar] to station; post
after training she was posted to Brixton it is normal to spend two or three years working in this country before being posted overseas
le han destinado a Lima he has been assigned o posted to Lima
3 (dirigir) [+carta] to address
una carta que habían destinado a mi padre el diputado destinó todas sus críticas al presidente
pronominal verb
destinarse to be allocated
Una parte del presupuesto se destina a socorrer a los refugiados. El 50% d elas nuevas viviendas se destinan a los jóvenes.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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