A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to stop or remove)
a. to eliminate
El comité de competición votó a favor de suprimir la regla número ocho.The competition committee voted in favor of eliminating rule number eight.
b. to remove (obstacles)
Fueron suprimidos todos los obstáculos a la libre circulación de mercancías dentro de la Unión Europea.All obstacles to the free movement of goods within the European Union were removed.
c. to cut out (from a whole, a list or a group of things)
El doctor me dijo que debo suprimir las grasas saturadas.The doctor told me I should cut out saturated fat from my diet.
d. to abolish (a law, tax or practice)
El partido ecologista propone suprimir la práctica de transportar animales vivos para la industria alimentaria.The green party is proposing to abolish the practice of transporting live animals for the food industry.
e. to lift (sanctions, a ban or a blockade)
La prohibición de viajar se suprimió una hora después de que la policía capturara al sospechoso del atentado.The travel ban was lifted an hour after the police caught the bomb suspect.
f. to suppress (opposition or protests)
Cualquier oposición al régimen es despiadadamente suprimida.Any opposition to the government is mercilessly suppressed.
2. (to erase)
a. to delete
Debes suprimir esta palabra repetida.You need to delete this duplicated word.
b. to cut out
Creo que puedes suprimir casi todo el segundo párrafo porque no se relaciona directamente con tu tesis.I think you can cut out most of the second paragraph because it isn't directly related to your thesis.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (ley, impuesto, derecho)
a. to abolish
2. (sanciones, restricciones)
a. to lift
hay que suprimir todo lo superfluowe have to get rid of everything that's superfluous
3. (palabras, texto)
a. to delete
suprime los detalles y ve al granoforget the details and get to the point
4. (puestos de trabajo, proyectos)
a. to ax
transitive verb
[+rebelión, crítica] to suppress; [+costumbre, derecho, institución] to abolish; [+dificultad, obstáculo] to remove; eliminate; [+restricción] to lift; [+detalle, pasaje] to delete; cut out; omit; [+libro] to suppress; ban
suprimir la grasa de la dieta to cut out o eliminate fat from one's diet
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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