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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 permit)
a. to authorize
El ministro de seguridad habilitó la detención de personas indocumentadas en la frontera.The minister of defense authorized the arrest of anyone not carrying papers at the border.
b. to qualify
El curso me habilitó para enseñar a niños pequeños.The course qualified me to teach young children.
c. to enable
Esta formación te habilitará para preparar alimentos.This training will enable you to prepare food.
d. to allow
Este título te habilita para trabajar en el país, pero no en el extranjero.This qualification allows you to work in your country, but not abroad.
e. to empower
La decisión del jurado habilita al juez a dictar sentencia.The jury's decision empowers the judge to pass sentence.
2. (to prepare)
a. to fit out
Estamos pensando en habilitar el comedor como estudio para los niños.We're thinking of fitting out the dining room as a study for the kids.
b. to equip
Todas las habitaciones están habilitadas con Wi-Fi.All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi.
3. (to provide funding for)
a. to finance
El organismo está buscando bancos que habiliten créditos para emprendedores.The organization is looking for banks to finance loans for entrepreneurs.
4. (sports)
a. to set up
Álvarez habilitó al goleador para su segundo gol en el partido la tarde de ayer.Alvarez set the striker up for his second goal in yesterday afternoon's game.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No hubo offside: Pérez habilitaba a Carrasco.It wasn't offside: Perez was standing between Carrasco and the goalkeeper.
¿Fue gol? No me pareció que Collins estuviera habilitado.Was it a goal? I didn't think Collins was offside.
5. (to license) (River Plate)
a. to give the necessary permits for
No nos están habilitando el local porque nos faltan unos papeles.We aren't being given the necessary permits for the shop because we haven't got all our documents.
6. (to allow passage through) (River Plate)
a. to open
¿A qué hora habilitan la puerta para abordar el vuelo?What time is the boarding gate opened?
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (acondicionar)
a. to fit out, to equip
habilitó el desván para cuarto de huéspedeshe fitted out the attic as a guest bedroom
2. (law)
a. to authorize
3. (financiar)
a. to finance
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transitive verb
1 [+persona] (dar derecho a) to qualify; entitle; (permitir) to enable; (autorizar) to empower; authorize
2 (preparar) to equip; fit out
las aulas están habilitadas con televisores the rooms are equipped with TVs
3 (Economía) (con dinero) to finance
habilitar a algn (S. Cone) (Agr) to make sb a loan in kind with the next crop as security; (with the next crop as security) give sb credit facilities; (Centroamérica) (México) (dar un anticipo) to give sb an advance; sub sb (familiar)
4 (S. Cone) (Com) to take into partnership
5 (Centroamérica) (Agr) to cover; serve
6 (Caribe) (fastidiar) to annoy; bother
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