Translation of destinar in English:

destinar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 (asignar un fin)destinar algo a algo destina una parte de su sueldo a ayudar a su familia part of her salary goes to helping her family destinó parte de sus ahorros a la decoración de la casa he used some of his savings to decorate the house, some of his savings went on decorating the house destinaron parte del dinero a mejorar las instalaciones they allocated part of the money to o/or earmarked part of the money for improving the facilities destinar algo para algo to set sth aside for sth esta habitación la tenía destinada para … I had planned to use this room for … no había destinado dinero para esta eventualidad she hadn't set aside o/or earmarked any money for this eventuality destinaron los fondos a la compra de víveres para los damnificados they allocated the funds to o/or earmarked the funds for buying provisions for the victims

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