encargarse de

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to assume responsibility for)
a. to handle
Tenemos que llamar al plomero. ¿Te encargas de eso?We need to call the plumber. Will you handle that?
b. to take care of
Nosotros nos encargamos de la bebida y ustedes de la comida.We'll take care of the drinks and you take care of the food.
c. to see to
Yo me encargué de la educación de mi nieto cuando murió mi hija.I saw to the education of my grandson when my daughter died.
d. to see to it
El recepcionista se encargará de que les suban las maletas a la habitación.The receptionist will see to it that your luggage is taken to your room.
2. (to be entrusted with)
a. to be in charge of
Ella era la jefa y se encargó personalmente del proyecto en China.She was the boss and she was personally in charge of the project in China.
b. to be charged with
Nuestro departamento se encarga de tramitar las reclamaciones de los clientes.Our department is charged with processing customer's complaints.
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