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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 let down)
a. decepcionar
I put my trust in you, and I'm sure you won't disappoint me.He puesto mi confianza en ti, y estoy seguro de que no vas a decepcionarme.
b. desilusionar
My boyfriend really disappointed me when he forgot my birthday.Mi novio me desilusionó completamente cuando se le olvidó mi cumpleaños.
2. (to frustrate)
a. defraudar
His family had high hopes for Pedro, but he disappointed their expectations.Su familia esperaba mucho de Pedro, pero él defraudó sus expectativas.
b. dar al traste
Losing her job disappointed her dream of affording a new house.La pérdida de su trabajo dio al traste con sus sueños de poder comprar una casa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to dissatisfy)
a. decepcionar
Thank you for giving me this responsibility; I promise I will not disappoint.Gracias por darme esta responsabilidad. Prometo que no voy a decepcionar.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (person)
a. decepcionar, desilusionar
2. (hope, ambition)
a. frustrar, dar al traste con
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disappoint [ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt]
transitive verb
[+person] defraudar; decepcionar; desilusionar; [+hopes, ambitions] defraudar
her daughter disappointed her su hija la defraudó or decepcionó; the course disappointed her el curso la defraudó or decepcionó or desilusionó; she has been disappointed in love el amor la ha defraudado or decepcionado
I hate to disappoint you, but I can't come I can't let her down - I don't want to disappoint her I loved the book but the film disappointed me he disappointed her by forgetting her birthday but you must go! you can't disappoint her on her birthday! he promised to meet me but disappointed me several times
intransitive verb
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