encomendar

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encomendar(
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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 assign the responsibility of)
a. to entrust
Hemos decidido encomendar estas responsabilidades al Sr. López.We've decided to entrust these responsibilities to Mr. Lopez.
b. to commend
Quiero encomendar este asunto a los profesionales.I want to commend this matter to the professionals.
encomendarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to put oneself in the hands of; used with "a")
a. to commend oneself to
La señora no podía hacer nada más, así que decidió encomendarse a todos los santos.The woman couldn't do anything else, so she decided to commend herself to all the saints.
b. to entrust oneself to
Me encomendé a la Virgen para hacer lo correcto.I entrusted myself to the Virgin to do what was right.
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encomendar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to entrust
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a.
encomendarse ato entrust oneself to
3. (colloquial)
a.
(hacer algo) sin encomendarse a Dios ni al diablo(to do something) entirely off one's own bat
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encomendar
transitive verb
to entrust; commend;a to, to the charge of;
pronominal verb
encomendarse
encomendarse a to entrust o.s. to
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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