investir
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investir(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to confer)
a. to invest
La universidad invistió al afamado científico jefe de su departamento en reconocimiento a su carrera.The famous scientist was invested as head of his department by the university in recognition of his career.
b. to grant
La deidad prometió a sus discípulos que los investiría de poder.The deity promised his disciples that he would grant them power.
c. to swear in
El presidente en funciones no pudo ser investido por falta de apoyos del resto de su partido.The acting president couldn't be sworn in due to a lack of support from the rest of his party.
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investir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a.
investir a alguien de o con algoto invest somebody with something
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investir
transitive verb
fue investido doctor honoris causa he was granted an honorary doctorate; será investido presidente he will be sworn in as president
Mandela será investido presidente cuatro días más tarde
fue investido como Príncipe de Gales the title of Prince of Wales was conferred on him; investir a algn con o de algo to confer sth on sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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