A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to state)
a. to formulate
Que esta teoría se formulara hace cientos de años no quiere decir que sea irrefutable.The fact that this theory was formulated hundreds of years ago does not make it irrefutable.
b. to draw up (a plan or proposal)
El plan de emergencias formulado por el ayuntamiento se siguió a pies juntillas.The emergency plan drawn up by the local government was followed blindly.
c. to ask (a question)
Si alguien quiere formular una pregunta, que lo haga antes de que comience el examen.If anyone wants to ask a question, please do it before the exam starts.
2. (to establish)
a. to make
Mi familia formuló una denuncia a nuestros vecinos por exceso de ruido.My family made a complaint about our neighbors because they were too noisy.
b. to lodge (a protest or complaint)
La protesta formulada por los ciudadanos irá a la Corte Suprema.The protest lodged by the citizens will go before the Supreme Court.
3. (chemistry)
a. to write the formula of
La profesora de química nos está enseñando a formular complicadas reacciones.The chemistry teacher is teaching us how to write the formulas of very complex reactions.
4. (medicine)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Spain
a. to prescribe
Hace años me formularon estas pastillas para la alergia pero ya no me funcionan.Years ago I was prescribed these allergy pills but they don't have any effect anymore.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to formulate
formular una preguntato ask a question
formuló cuidadosamente su respuestashe phrased her reply carefully
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. to write formulas
transitive verb
[+política, teoría] to formulate; [+plan] to draw up; [+pregunta] pose; [+protesta] to make; lodge; [+demanda] to file; put in; [+deseo] to express;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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