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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to direct)
a. to head
Mi jefe quiere que yo encabece el proyecto.My boss wants me to head the project.
b. to lead
Esa organización está encabezando la lucha contra el hambre en el mundo.That organization is leading the fight against world hunger.
2. (to take first position)
a. to be at the top of
El programa encabezaba las calificaciones de televisión.The show was at the top of the television ratings.
b. to lead (in a competition)
Mi equipo favorito está encabezando la liga con 12 victorias.My favorite team is leading the league with 12 wins.
3. (to start a document)
a. to head
Él eligió un título para encabezar la segunda parte del manuscrito.He selected a title to head the second part of the manuscript.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (artículo de periódico)
a. to headline
2. (libro)
a. to write the foreword for
3. (lista, carta)
a. to head
4. (marcha, expedición)
a. to lead
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transitive verb
1 [+movimiento, revolución, partido, delegación] to lead
dirigentes sindicalistas encabezaban la manifestación union leaders led the demonstration
2 [+lista, liga] to head; be at the top of
el Betis encabeza la clasificación de la Liga Betis are at the top of o heading the League; el ciclista español encabeza la carrera the Spanish cyclist is in the lead
3 [+carta, artículo] to head
la cita que encabeza el artículo the quotation heading the article
4 [+vino] to fortify
5 [+población] to register for tax purposes; (for tax purposes)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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