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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 back)
a. reclamar
You can reclaim your place when Donald gets up to go the bathroom.Puedes reclamar tu lugar cuando Donald se levanta para ir al baño.
b. reivindicar (a right)
Henry returned from France to reclaim his right to the throne.Enrique volvió de Francia para reivindicar su derecho al trono.
c. recoger (one's baggage)
It took us ages to reclaim our baggage.Tardamos horas en recoger nuestro equipaje.
2. (finance)
a. reclamar
The charity will be able to reclaim tax on the donation you have made.La organización benéfica podrá solicitar la devolución de parte de los impuestos pagados sobre tu donación.
3. (to salvage land)
a. recuperar
The council has reclaimed land once occupied by mines and created a public park.El ayuntamiento recuperó las tierras donde antes había minas y creó un parque público.
b. ganar al mar (from the sea)
A comparison of these two maps shows how much land the Dutch reclaimed.Al comparar estos dos mapas se ve cuánto terreno ganaron los holandeses al mar.
4. (to recycle)
a. reciclar
The plant reclaims mercury and precious metals from hazardous waste.La planta recicla mercurio y metales preciosos a partir de residuos peligrosos.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(to redeem)
a. rescatar
The novel recounts the process that reclaims the hero from his sinful past.La novela narra el proceso por el que el héroe es rescatado de su pecaminoso pasado.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (lost property, expenses)
a. reclamar
2. (waste materials)
a. recuperar
to reclaim land from the seaganar terreno al mar
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reclaim [rɪˈkleɪm]
transitive verb
1 [+throne, title] reclamar; [+language, culture] recuperar; [+inheritance, rights] reclamar; reivindicar; [+baggage] recoger; reclamar
she reclaimed her British skating title yesterday ayer reclamó su título británico de patinaje; you may be eligible to reclaim income tax puede que tenga derecho a que le devuelvan parte de lo que ha pagado del impuesto sobre la renta; he intended to reclaim the money as expenses tenía pensado cargarlo a la cuenta de la compañía; the town is gradually being reclaimed by the desert el desierto está reclamando poco a poco el terreno a la ciudad
nature had reclaimed the garden they wish to reclaim the language and culture of their ancestors he returned to reclaim the throne it is only a matter of time before the people of South Africa are able to reclaim their homeland Albornoz arrived on the scene in 1367 to reclaim the castle for the Popes the Odawa tribe are making an effort to reclaim the language and culture of their ancestors it was their wish that nature be allowed to reclaim the mountainside a bold bid to reclaim his place among the world's top golfers a womens' campaign to reclaim the streets at night Cricketing authorities ruled ticket money could only be reclaimed if there was no play Tyson would at some time surface to reclaim his rightful inheritance
2 (salvage) [+land] (gen) aprovechar; (from sea) ganar al mar; [+swamp] sanear; [+materials] recuperar; reciclar
plans to reclaim derelict urban land newcomers have begun to reclaim vacant lots for parks Mr Heseltine invented development corporations to reclaim derelict urban land the planning of settlements in newly reclaimed land local authorities have reclaimed land to make it suitable for redevelopment 60 000 ha of sea were reclaimed for industry the Earth Summit took place in the middle of a reclaimed swamp near Rio de Janeiro the wood has been reclaimed from church pews in a church that was to be demolished we use as much reclaimed material as we can in the construction process
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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