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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to ship off)
a. to send
La empresa dice que expidió el pedido el pasado lunes, pero yo todavía no lo he recibido.The company says they sent the order last Monday, but I haven't received it yet.
b. to dispatch
Para expedir ese tipo mercancía, tiene que rellenar este impreso.To dispatch that sort of merchandise, you need to fill out this form.
2. (to emit)
a. to issue (a passport or decree)
En este consulado, te expiden el pasaporte en el momento de solicitarlo.At this consulate, they issue your passport the same day you apply for it.
b. to draw up (a contract or document)
La empresa expide los contratos de los nuevos empleados el día mismo en que empiezan a trabajar.The company draws up the contracts for new employees the very day they start work.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to give an opinion) (River Plate)
a. to express an opinion
Cuando un personaje público se expide sobre un tema polémico, todos los medios se hacen eco.When a public figure expresses an opinion on a controversial topic, all forms of media echo it.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (carta, pedido)
a. to send, to dispatch
2. (pasaporte, decreto)
a. to issue
3. (contrato, documento)
a. to draw up
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transitive verb
[+mercancías] to send; ship off; [+documento] to draw up; [+orden, billete] to issue; [+negocio] to deal with; dispatch;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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