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Subjunctiveellos/ellas/ustedesconjugation ofsituar.
Affirmative imperativeustedesconjugation ofsituar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to position)
a. to place
Ramón situó el premio en su vitrina.Ramón placed the award in his glass case.
b. to put
El relojero situó las manecillas en la posición correcta.The watchmaker set the clock hands in the right position.
2. (architecture)
a. to site
El arquitecto situó la fuente en el centro de la plaza.The architect sited the fountain in the middle of the square.
3. (to orient)
a. to locate
Hasta el último día Marina no fue capaz de situar el hotel en el plano.It was not until the last day that Marina was able to locate the hotel on the map.
4. (military)
a. to post
El general situó a dos soldados junto a la carretera.The general posted two soldiers by the road.
5. (finance)
a. to invest
Nuestro contador nos recomienda situar nuestros fondos en el extranjero.Our accountant is advising us to invest our funds overseas.
b. to place
Los expertos sitúan el valor de la empresa en diez millones de dólares.Experts place the value of the company at ten million dollars.
6. (to rate)
a. to move
Su velocidad sitúa a la atleta en el segundo puesto.Her speed moves the athlete into second place.
b. to place
El contrato multimillonario situó al actor entre los más cotizados.The multimillion dollar contract places the actor among the most sought-after.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7. (to place oneself)
a. to position oneself
El jugador se situó junto a la canasta.The player positioned himself by the basket.
8. (to be developed)
a. to be set
La historia se situaba en un lugar remoto.The story was set in a remote place.
9. (to be a success)
a. to do well for oneself
No me costó situarme bien cuando llegué a Madrid.It wasn't hard to do well for myself when I got to Madrid.
b. to establish oneself
Pronto Penélope se situó como una prometedora estrella del cine español.Soon Penelope established herself as a promising star of Spanish cinema.
10. (to be rated)
a. to move
El Real Madrid se sitúa primero tras derrotar al Barcelona.Real Madrid moves into first place after beating Barcelona.
b. to rank
Con aquella canción, la cantante se situó entre las mejores artistas del año.With that song, the singer ranked amongst the best artists of the year.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (colocar)
a. to place, to put
2. (edificio, ciudad)
a. to site, to locate
situó la acción de la novela en la Edad Mediahe set the novel in the Middle Ages
me suena pero no lo sitúohe sounds familiar, but I can't place him
3. (en clasificación)
su victoria les sitúa en el primer puestotheir win moves them up to first place
la nueva obra lo sitúa entre los artistas más importantes de su generaciónhis latest work places him among the most important artists of his generation
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (colocarse)
a. to take up position
5. (ubicarse)
a. to be located
está cerca de la plaza, ¿te sitúas?it's near the square, do you know where I mean?
6. (desarrollarse; acción)
a. to be set
7. (acomodarse, establecerse)
a. to get oneself established
8. (en clasificación)
a. to be placed
se sitúa entre los mejoreshe's (ranked) amongst the best
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transitive verb
1 (colocar) to place; put; (Mil) to post
esto la sitúa entre los mejores this places o puts her among the best; van a situar la estación en el centro de la ciudad the station is going to be located o sited in the city centre
2 (señalar) to find; locate
no supo situar Grecia en el mapa he couldn't find o locate Greece on the map
3 [+dinero] (invertir) to place; invest; (depositar en banco) to bank
situar una pensión para algn to settle an income on sb
pronominal verb
1 (colocarse) to position o.s.
los jugadores se situaron cerca de la portería the players positioned themselves near the goal; se ha situado muy bien en la empresa he's got himself a very good position in the company; se ha situado entre los tres países más ricos del mundo it has become one of the three richest countries in the world
2 [+novela, película] to be set
la acción se sitúa en Buenos Aires the action is set in Buenos Aires
3 (en la sociedad) to do well for o.s.
se situó muy bien en la capital she did really well for herself in the capital
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