respaldar
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respaldar(
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pahl
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dahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to give support)
a. to back
Nuestro partido respaldó la rebelión que derrocaría a la dictadura.Our party backed the rebellion that overthrew the dictatorship.
b. to support
Los últimos datos estadísticos respaldan nuestra hipótesis.The last statistical data support our hypothesis.
c. to endorse
El alcalde ha respaldado el plan del gobernador desde el principio.The mayor has endorsed the governor's plan from the very beginning.
d. to back up (in an argument)
Nunca me respaldas cuando discuto con papá.You never back me up when I have an argument with dad.
2. (to sign)
a. to endorse
Para cobrar el cheque, tiene que respaldarlo con su firma.To cash the check, you need to endorse it with your signature.
respaldarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to use for support)
a. to be based on
Sus ideas se respaldan en una filosofía sumamente compleja.His ideas are based on an extremely complex philosophy.
b. to fall back
Si no consigues vivir de la música, siempre podrás respaldarte en tu título de maestro.If you can't manage to live off music, you can always fall back on your teaching degree.
4. (to recline)
a. to lean back
Estaba tan agotada que se respaldó contra un árbol y se quedó dormida.She was so exhausted that she leaned back against a tree and fell asleep.
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respaldar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to back, to support
varios intelectuales respaldan la candidatura del escritorseveral intellectuals are backing o supporting the writer as a candidate
el descubrimiento respalda su teoríathe discovery backs up o supports his theory
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (apoyarse)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
respaldarse ento fall back on
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respaldar
transitive verb
1 [+documento] to endorse
2 (apoyar) to back; support
3 (Informática) to support
4 (garantizar) to guarantee
pronominal verb
respaldarse
1 (apoyarse)
respaldarse con o en to base one's arguments on
2 (reclinarse) to lean back;contra against;en on;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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