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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to congregate)
a. to gather
Mi papá nos reunió alrededor de la fogata para relatarnos cuentos.Dad gathered us around the campfire to tell us stories.
Quiero reunir a toda la familia para celebrar Navidad juntos.I want to gather the whole family to celebrate Christmas together.
b. to bring together
La boda reunió a sus dos familias por primera vez.The wedding brought together their two families for the first time.
2. (to create a collection)
a. to collect
A él le gusta reunir conchas marinas y meterlas en un frasco.He likes to collect seashells and put them in a jar.
3. (to attain)
a. to meet
Con la donación más reciente hemos reunido nuestro objetivo.With the most recent donation, we have met our goal.
b. to fulfill
Sus calificaciones no reúnen el requisito mínimo para entrar al programa.His grades do not fulfill the minimum requirement to enter into the program.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
reciprocal verb
4. (to get together)
a. to meet
Mi hermano y yo vamos a reunirnos en el café al mediodía.My brother and I are going to meet at the café at noon.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (público, tendencias)
a. to bring together
2. (objetos, información)
a. to collect, to bring together
3. (fondos)
a. to raise
reunió una gran fortunahe amassed a large fortune
4. (requisitos, condiciones)
a. to meet, to fulfill
5. (cualidades)
a. to possess, to combine
el plan reúne todas las condiciones para ser aceptadothe plan meets o fulfills all the criteria for acceptance
no reúne los requisitos necesarios para el puestohe doesn't meet the requirements for the post
6. (volver a unir)
a. to put back together
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7. (congregarse, juntarse)
a. to meet
reunirse con alguiento meet somebody
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transitive verb
1 (juntar) to join; join together
reunir dos cuartos
2 (recolectar) [+cosas dispersas] to gather; gather together; get together; [+datos] to collect; gather; [+recursos] to pool; [+colección] to assemble; make; [+dinero] to collect; [+fondos] to raise
la producción de los demás países reunidos no alcanzará al nuestro the production of the other countries put together will not come up to ours; los cuatro reunidos no valen lo que él he is better than the four of them put together; reunir esfuerzos to join forces
3 [+personas] to bring together; get together
reunió a sus amigos para discutirlo he got his friends together to talk it over
4 [+cualidades] to combine; [+condiciones] to have; possess
la casa reúne la comodidad con la economía
la casa no reúne las condiciones the house doesn't match up to requirements; creo reunir todos los requisitos I think I meet all the necessary requirements
pronominal verb
1 (unirse) to join together; (de nuevo) to reunite
2 [+personas] (en asamblea) to meet; gather; (en casa) to get together
reunirse para hacer algo to get together to do sth
reunirse con algn para una excursión
3 [+circunstancias] to conspire;para to
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