A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to devote)
a. dedicar
My neighbors decided to dedicate their time to cleaning up the neighborhood.Mis vecinos decidieron dedicar su tiempo a limpiar el barrio.
b. consagrar
The nuns dedicated their lives to doing good for the community.Las monjas consagraron sus vidas a hacer el bien para la comunidad.
2. (to offer formally)
a. dedicar
My brother dedicated his book to our mother when he finally got it published.Cuando el libro de mi hermano finalmente fue publicado, se lo dedicó a nuestra madre.
3. (to declare officially open)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. inaugurar
Thousands of people came to see the governor dedicate the government building.Miles de personas vinieron a ver al gobernador inaugurar el edificio gubernamental.
4. (to consecrate for a sacred purpose)
a. dedicar
The people in the farming community built a shrine and dedicated it to the goddess of agriculture.Los integrantes de la comunidad agrícola construyeron un santuario y lo dedicaron a la diosa de la agricultura.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. dedicar
to dedicate oneself to (doing) somethingconsagrarse a (hacer) algo
she dedicated her life to helping the poorconsagró or dedicó su vida a ayudar a los pobres
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dedicate [ˈdedɪkeɪt]
transitive verb
1 [+book] dedicar;to a; [+church, monument] dedicar; consagrar;to a
to dedicate one's life to sth/to doing sth dedicar or consagrar su vida a algo/a hacer algo; to dedicate o.s. to sth/to doing sth dedicarse or consagrarse a algo/a hacer algo
2 (US) (inaugurate) [+official building] inaugurar oficialmente
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