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.).
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.).
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.).
1. (general)
a. to entrust
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
encomendarse ato entrust oneself to
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(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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