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object

Translation of object in Spanish:

noun

American English: /ˈɑbdʒɛkt/
British English: /ˈɒbdʒɛkt/, /ˈɒbdʒɪkt/
  • 1 1.1 (thing) what is this strange object?
    ¿qué es este objeto tan raro?
    she felt she was being treated as a sex object
    sintió que se la trataba como a una mujer objeto or un mero objeto sexual
    no objectdistance is no object
    la distancia no importa or no es inconveniente
    money's no object for them
    el dinero no les preocupa
    give me the biggest you have: expense o money (is) no object
    deme el más grande que tenga, cueste lo que cueste
    Example sentences
    • In the language center, for instance, toddlers learn vocabulary by touching and feeling available objects as they practice the names of the items and the sound of the letter.
    • Just as in art everything depends on a limited but skillful use of color and sounds, so too the art of living demands a limited but skillful use of material objects.
    • The group's knowledge of everyday objects and materials will then be tested through a quiz and the children will discover how fragments of history can help us build up a picture of the past.
    1.2 (of actions, feelings) he was the object of a smear campaign
    fue objeto de una campaña de difamación
    Example sentences
    • The relationship between environment and organisms became the object of his attention.
    • The romance became public when the object of her affection, a Swiss named Franco, announced plans to divorce his wife.
    • If the object of a public consultation is to find out what the market thinks, Black's Consulting is on the right track.
  • 2 (aim, purpose) we proceeded with this object in mind
    procedimos teniendo en mente este objetivo or propósito
    there's no object in continuing
    no tiene sentido or objeto continuar
    Example sentences
    • A goal is an object that the eye is focused on for the purpose of attaining it through constant attention and effort.
    • This decision does illustrate how closely the express and implied powers of specialized agencies must be related to their specific objects and purposes.
    • The result would hardly prove consistent with the object and purpose of the Statute and its intent to put an end to impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes.
  • 3 (Linguistics) direct/indirect object
    complemento (de objeto) directo/indirecto
    Example sentences
    • Earlier forerunners rely entirely on intransitive or quasi-transitive verbs, with the object preceded by a preposition.
    • Verbs can be either transitive or intransitive a transitive verb governs an object, whereas an intransitive verb does not.
    • Mohawk is a polysynthetic language, in which noun objects can easily be incorporated into the verb.

intransitive verb

American English: /əbˈdʒɛkt/
British English: /əbˈdʒɛkt/
  • 1 (express objection, oppose)to object (to something)
    oponerse or poner objeciones (a algo)
    she objected to the presence of journalists
    puso objeciones or se opuso a la presencia de periodistas
    nobody objected when I proposed the motion
    nadie se opuso or nadie puso objeciones or nadie objetó cuando presenté la moción
    I object most strongly to your accusations!
    ¡no puedo dejar pasar sus acusaciones sin protestar enérgicamente!
    I object!
    ¡protesto!
    to object to a question (Law)
    oponerse a or objetar una pregunta
    Example sentences
    • In the end, Zahra was quite jealous, but only because she had gotten dressed while there was still time for their father to object to some of the outfits she wanted to wear.
    • No child custody issues were implicated whatsoever under the Ninth Circuit ruling, only the father's rights to object to unconstitutional conduct.
    • Still, he chose not to object to his father, opting for silence instead.
  • 2 (disapprove, mind) if you don't object
    si no le molesta
    si no le importuna [formal]
    to object to -ingdo you object to my smoking?
    ¿le molesta que fume?
    but I do object to not being told at all
    pero lo que sí me molesta or lo que sí no puedo admitir es que no se me diga nada
    I object to your using this place as a hotel
    no estoy dispuesta a aceptar que uses esta casa como un hotel
    I wouldn't object to a cup of tea
    no diría que no a una taza de té

transitive verb

American English: /əbˈdʒɛkt/
British English: /əbˈdʒɛkt/
  • she objected that he was too young
    objetó que era demasiado joven
    I think it's unfair —he objected
    —me parece injusto —objetó

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