A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to say the name of)
a. to mention
Desde que Felipe se peleó con mi papá, en mi casa no se le puede nombrar.Since Felipe had a falling-out with my dad, we can't mention him at home.
b. to name
Apuesto a que no puedes nombrar, en orden, los últimos seis presidentes de los Estados Unidos.I bet you can't name, in order, the last six presidents of the United States.
2. (to nominate)
a. to appoint
Jorge es diplomático de carrera y fue nombrado embajador en el Japón.Jorge is a career diplomat, and was appointed ambassador to Japan.
b. to designate
El DG nombró a mi antiguo jefe vicepresidente de recursos humanos de nuestra organización.The CEO designated my former boss vicepresident of human resources for our organization.
c. to name
Tenemos que nombrar guardianes legales para nuestros hijos en caso de que algo nos suceda.We have to name legal guardians for our children in case something may happen to us.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (citar)
a. to mention
2. (designar)
a. to appoint
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transitive verb
1 (gen) to name; (designar) to designate
2 (para puesto, cargo) to nominate; appoint; (Mil) to commission
nombrar a algn embajador to appoint sb ambassador
3 (mencionar) to mention
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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