A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to petition)
a. to request
La policía solicitó al testigo que identificara al sospechoso.The police requested that the witness identify the suspect.
b. to ask for
Voy a solicitar que mi empresa me traslade a una oficina en otra ciudad.I'm going to ask for my company to transfer me to an office in another city.
c. to seek
El DG de la pequeña empresa está solicitando $40,000 de inversionistas.The CEO of the small business is seeking $40,000 from investors.
d. to apply for
Voy a solicitar una beca para estudiar en los Estados Unidos.I'm going to apply for a grant to study in the United States.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (pedir)
a. to request
2. (empleo, préstamo)
a. to apply for
solicitar algo a o de alguiento request something of somebody
me han solicitado que lo hagathey've requested that I do it
3. (persona)
a. to ask for
le solicita el director de ventasthe sales manager wants to see you
transitive verb
1 (pedir) [+permiso, apoyo] to ask for; seek; [+visto bueno] to seek; [+empleo, puesto] to apply for; [+votos, opiniones] to canvass; [+datos, información] to ask for; request (formal)
solicitar un número de teléfono al servicio de información solicitamos información sobre Andalucía antes de salir de viaje
solicitar algo a algn to ask sb for sth
2 [+atención] también (Física) to attract
3 (perseguir) [+persona] to pursue; try to attract; [+mujer] to court
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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