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Pronunciation: /dɪˈpɑːzət; dɪˈpɒzɪt/

Translation of deposit in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (set down) [load/packages] depositar, poner*
    Example sentences
    • The train deposits you at Sirkeci station, in the heart of Istanbul, at the gateway to the Golden Horn.
    • Ben yanked him up by the back of his collar and half dragged him to the livery, depositing him in a pile of hay.
    • ‘See you later,’ Tim says, after Adam is safely deposited in a sitting position on his blankets.
    Example sentences
    • He also suggested that to prevent such a theft we should have deposited the helmets with him for safekeeping.
    • After depositing my bags in a sarkari guest house I made for the office of the Dashauli Gram Swarajya Mandal.
    • Traditionally, villagers deposit money in post offices as they consider them safe and they also earn more interest compared to banks.
    1.2 [Geology/Geología] [silt/sediment] depositar
    Example sentences
    • Sand was deposited by wind or water, and briefly wetted by liquid water that evaporated, forming the sulfate cement.
    • Geologists suggested the layers may have been formed either by ash from a volcano or from sediments deposited by wind or liquid water.
    • Fossils, he claimed, were the remains of once-living organisms, turned to stone inside layers of silt or sand deposited by water.
  • 2 2.1 (leave) depositar I deposited the will with my lawyer dejé el testamento en manos de mi abogado we deposited the kids with their grandmother [humorous/humorístico] le encajamos or enjaretamos los niños a la abuela [humorous/humorístico] 2.2 [money] depositar, ingresar (Spain/España) ; (in bank account) depositar, ingresar (Spain/España) you have to deposit half the amount now debe entregar ahora la mitad del dinero como depósito
    Example sentences
    • This may prevent the victim of a fraud seeking a proprietary remedy against a bank where money has been deposited into a bank account.
    • The only sign of him is the money that's deposited into my bank account every month.
    • Would you also like to go to the bank and deposit regular sums of money?


  • 1 1.1 (payment into account) depósito (masculine), ingreso (masculine) (Spain/España) he has $600 on deposit at the bank tiene 600 dólares en una cuenta de ahorro(s) (before noun/delante del nombre) deposit slip comprobante (masculine) or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) boleta (feminine) de depósito, resguardo (masculine) de ingreso (Spain/España) 1.2 (down payment — on large amounts) depósito (masculine), entrega (feminine) inicial, entrada (feminine) (Spain/España) , pie (masculine) (Chile) ; (— on small amounts) depósito (masculine), señal (feminine), seña (feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) a small deposit secures any article se reserva cualquier artículo pagando un pequeño depósito or dejando una pequeña señal or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) seña he put down a deposit on the car hizo una entrega inicial para el coche, dio una entrada (Spain/España) or (Chile) un pie para el coche a 10% deposit, a deposit of 10% un depósito del 10% (on house, car etc) una entrega inicial del 10%, una entrada (Spain/España) or (Chile) un pie del 10% 1.3 (security) depósito (masculine), fianza (feminine) is there a deposit on this bottle? ¿cobran el envase or (Spain/España) (Mexico/México) casco? 1.4 (British English/inglés británico) [Politics/Política][ depósito que se paga para poder presentarse como candidato a diputado ] to lose one's deposit[ perder el depósito al no obtener el mínimo de votos estipulado ]

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