presentarse a

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presentarse a(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to appear)
a. to show up
El financista se presentó a la fiscalía para responder a los cargos en su contra.The financier showed up at the district attorney's office to respond to the charges against him.
2. (to enter a race for a position)
a. to run for
El senador anunció que se presentará a presidente en las próximas elecciones.The senator announced that he will run for president in the next elections.
b. to stand for (United Kingdom)
Me presentaré a la posición de tesorero de nuestro club social.I will stand for the position of treasurer of our social club.
3. (to be present for an exam)
a. to take
¿Has visto a Pablo? No se presentó al examen de hoy.Have you seen Pablo? He didn't take today's exam.
b. to sit (United Kingdom)
Tengo que presentarme a un examen mañana y no he estudiado nada.I have to sit an exam tomorrow and I haven't studied anything.
4. (to participate in a contest)
a. to enter
¿Por que no te presentas al concurso? Puedes enviar todo en línea.Why don't you enter the competition? You can send everything online.
b. to go in for
Voy a presentame a un concurso de escritura. - ¡Qué bien! ¿Vas a mandar el cuento que leí?I'm going in for a writing competition. - That's great! Are you sending the short story I read?
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