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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make a choice between)
a. to choose
Elegí quedarme en casa como madre a tiempo completo.I chose to stay home as a full-time mom.
b. to select
No elegiste la opción correcta del menú.You didn't select the right option from the menu.
2. (to vote for)
a. to elect
Los ciudadanos eligieron al nuevo alcalde la semana pasada.The citizens elected the new mayor last week.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (escoger)
a. to choose, to select
tiene dos colores a elegiryou can choose from two colors
rojo o verde, ¿cuál eliges?red or green, which one do you want?
2. (por votación)
a. to elect
fue elegido por unanimidadhe was elected unanimously
ha sido elegida mejor película del añoit was voted best film of the year
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (escoger)
a. to choose
dar a alguien a elegir entre varias cosasto give somebody a choice between several things
hay mucho donde elegirthere's a lot to choose from
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transitive verb
1 (escoger) to choose; select
la eligieron por su profesionalidad she was chosen o selected for her professionalism; no sabía qué color elegir I didn't know which colour to choose; a elegir entre cinco tipos there are five sorts to choose o select from; café con bizcochos a elegir coffee with a choice of cakes; hablará en francés o italiano, a elegir he will speak in French or Italian as you prefer; te dan a elegir entre dos modelos you're given a choice of two models
2 [+candidato] to elect
me eligieron delegado de curso I was elected class representative
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