objetar
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objetar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to say as an objection)
a. to object
Pedí a Evangelina que me ayudara, pero objetó que estaba muy ocupada y no tenía tiempo.I asked Evangelina to help me but she objected that she was very busy and didn't have the time.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"No tenemos nada que objetar, señoría," dijo el abogado al juez."We have no objection, Your Honor," said the attorney to the judge.
Yo me voy con los niños al parque y tú te quedas limpiando la casa. ¿Tienes algo que objetar? - ¡Sí, claro! ¡No es justo!I'm taking the children to the park and you stay in cleaning the house. Do you have any objection? - Of course I have! It's not fair!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to refuse to participate on moral grounds)
a. to be a conscientious objector
El servicio militar era entonces obligatorio, y los que objetaban podían ir a la cárcel.At the time, military service was compulsory, and those who were conscientious objectors could go to jail.
b. to declare oneself a conscientious objector
Muchos médicos católicos anunciaron que objetarían si la ley del aborto salía adelante.Many Catholic doctors announced they would declare themselves conscientious objectors if the abortion law went ahead.
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objetar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to object to
no tengo nada que objetarI have no objection
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. to be a conscientious objector
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
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objetar
transitive verb
(gen) to object; [+argumento, plan] to put forward; present
¿algo que objetar? any objections?; le objeté que no había dinero suficiente I pointed out to him that there was not enough money
intransitive verb
(Mil) to be a conscientious objector
como no quiere hacer la mili, va a objetar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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