institute
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institute(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (education)
a. el instituto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The results of the project are in a study published by the Institute of Medicine.Los resultados del proyecto aparecen en un estudio publicado por el Instituto de Medicina.
b. el colegio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
On the job application form, they want to know if I belong to any professional institutes.En el formulario de solicitud para el trabajo, quieren saber si pertenezco a algún colegio profesional.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to establish)
a. establecer
The government instituted a system of bonuses for teachers willing to relocate.El gobierno estableció un sistema de primas para profesores que estén dispuestos a mudarse.
b. instituir
The minister proposed to institute a series of administrative reforms in the education system.El ministro se propuso instituir una serie de reformas administrativas en el sistema educativo.
c. instaurar
We aim to institute formal training programs for all staff.Es nuestra intención instaurar programas formales de capacitación para todo el personal.
3. (to start)
a. iniciar
Complaints were made about the conduct of certain members of staff at the hospital, and an official inquiry has been instituted.Se presentaron quejas sobre la conducta de ciertos miembros del personal del hospital, y se inició una investigación oficial.
4. (legal)
a. entablar
They instituted proceedings against him for breach of contract.Le entablaron juicio por incumplimiento de contrato.
b. iniciar
After the second warning about his behavior, his employer instituted disciplinary proceedings.Tras la segunda advertencia sobre su conducta, su jefe inició medidas disciplinarias.
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institute
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el instituto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (system, procedure)
a. instaurar
3. (search)
a. emprender
4. (law)
a. emprender (inquiry)
5. (law)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to institute proceedings (against somebody)emprender una acción legal (contra alguien)
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institute [ˈɪnstɪtjuːt]
noun
(research centre) instituto (m); (professional body) colegio (m); asociación (f); (for professional training) escuela (f); (US) (course) curso (m); cursillo (m);
transitive verb
(begin) [+inquiry] iniciar; empezar; (found) fundar; instituir; (Jur) [+proceedings] entablar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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