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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (religious)
a. ordenar
The church ordained Martin as a minister.La iglesia ordenó a Martín como ministro.
2. (to decree)
a. decretar
The king ordained that those nobles he deemed disloyal lose their titles.El rey decretó que aquellos nobles que él consideraba desleales perdieran sus títulos.
b. ordenar
The dictator ordained restrictions on the public's liberty.El dictador ordenó restricciones a la libertad de los ciudadanos.
c. disponer
The judge ordained a six month investigation before continuing with the trial.El juez dispuso seis meses de investigación antes de reanudar el juicio.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (formal)
a. decretar, disponer (decree)
fate ordained that we should meetel destino dispuso que nos encontráramos
2. (religion)
a. ordenar (priest)
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ordain [ɔːˈdeɪn]
transitive verb
1 (order) ordenar; decretar; [+God] mandar; disponer
it was ordained that ... se dispuso que ...
2 (Rel) ordenar
to ordain sb priest ordenar a algn sacerdote; to be ordained ordenarse
intransitive verb
mandar; disponer
as God ordains según manda Dios; como Dios manda
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