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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 take the place of)
a. to replace
El futbolista más joven suplió a su compañero lesionado.The youngest football player replaced his injured teammate.
b. to substitute for
Mi trabajo es suplir al médico durante el tiempo que esté de baja.My work is to substitute for the doctor while she is on sick leave.
2. (to compensate)
a. to make good
No hay disculpas que puedan suplir tu infieldad de todos estos años.There are no apologies which can make good for your infidelity all these years.
b. to make up for
Tus palabras no pueden suplir el daño que me has hecho.Your words cannot make up for the hurt you caused me.
c. to supply
Sara debería suplir la necesidad de estar constantemente con sus padres.Sara should supply her need of being always with her parents.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sustituir)
a. to replace
2. (compensar)
suplir algo (con)to compensate for something (with)
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transitive verb
1 (compensar) [+necesidad] to fulfil; fulfill; (EEUU) [+omisión] to make good; [+falta] to make good; make up for; [+palabra que falta] to supply
2 (sustituir) to replace; substitute
suplir a uno con otro to replace one with another; substitute one for another; está supliendo al portero lesionado he's replacing the injured goalkeeper; suplen el aceite con grasa animal they replace the oil with animal fat; they substitute animal fat for the oil
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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