A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to refuse to accept)
a. to reject
El comité rechazó su propuesta.The committee rejected his proposal.
b. to turn down
Rechazaron nuestra oferta por la casa.They turned down our offer for the house.
2. (to push back)
a. to repel
Los soldados rechazaron la ofensiva del enemigo.The soldiers repelled the enemy offensive.
b. to drive back
Necesitamos tanques y helicópteros adicionales para rechazar a las fuerzas enemigas.We need additional tanks and helicopters to drive back the enemy forces.
3. (to declare untrue)
a. to deny
La empresa ha rechazado las acusaciones de discriminación.The company has denied accusations of discrimination.
4. (medicine)
a. to reject
Desafortunadamente, el cuerpo del paciente rechazó el riñón que le donaron.Unfortunately, the patient's body rejected the donated kidney.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (no aceptar)
a. to reject
2. (oferta)
a. to turn down
el gobierno rechazó las acusaciones de corrupciónthe government rejected o denied the accusations of corruption
3. (repeler; a una persona)
a. to push away
4. (military)
a. to drive back, to repel
5. (medicine)
a. to reject
6. (sports)
a. to clear
el portero rechazó la pelota y la mandó fuerathe goalkeeper tipped the ball out of play
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transitive verb
1 [+persona] to push away; [+ataque] to repel; beat off; [+enemigo] to drive back
2 [+acusación, idea] to reject; [+oferta] to turn down; refuse; [+tentación] to resist
3 [+luz] to reflect; [+agua] to throw off
4 (Med) [+órgano] to reject
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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