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cumplir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). (llevar a cabo) (goal, ambition)accomplish, achieve vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK: word, promise)fulfil vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (US: word, promise)fulfill vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (law)obey vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Hemos cumplido nuestros objetivos para este año punto por punto.
 We have achieved our objectives for this year, one by one.
cumplir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). (años de edad: alcanzar) (age)turn vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (age)reach vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (third, fourth, etc.)have a birthday v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Su hijo cumplió tres años.
 His son turned three.
 Esta oración no es una traducción de la original. When I reached the age of 30, I decided to change my life completely.
cumplir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). (plazo: respetar)keep to vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  abide by vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
 Nos costó mucho sacar adelante toda la tarea, pero por fin logramos cumplir los plazos que nos dieron inicialmente.
 It was difficult for us to move forward with the project but in the end we were able to keep to the initial deadlines.
cumplirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (plazo: terminarse) (deadline, formal)expire viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  end viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Mañana se cumple el plazo que te dio tu padre para que consiguieras un trabajo.
 Esta oración no es una traducción de la original. We have to finish the job before the deadline expires.
cumplirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (derecho: una ley)come into effect v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El decreto 19 está listo; comuníquese y cúmplase.
 Esta oración no es una traducción de la original. The new law on carbon emissions comes into effect next week.
cumplirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (derecho: ejecutarse una sentencia)be executed, be implemented vi + v past p
 La sentencia se cumplirá a partir del próximo mes.
 The sentence will be implemented next month.
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Additional Translations
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cumplirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (tiempo: completarse)mark viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 En 2011 se cumplió el bicentenario de la independencia de Paraguay.
 2011 marked the bicentenary of independence in Paraguay.
cumplir con alguien vi + prep (obligación: satisfacer) (informal)do right by [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (formal)do your duty to [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  hold up your side of the bargain v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Lamento mucho que hayan perdido la oportunidad de concursar; yo cumplí con ustedes avisándoles la fecha límite a tiempo.
 I'm very sorry that you missed the chance to compete. I did right by you by telling you a long time ago about the deadline.
cumplir con algo vi + prep (promesa: respetar) (promise)keep vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (US: commitment)honor, fulfill vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK: commitment)honour, fulfil vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (promise)keep to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El constructor cumplió con lo prometido y terminó las obras a tiempo.
 The builder kept his word and finished the work on time.
cumplir con vi + prep (plazo: respetar)comply with vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  (deadline)keep to vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  meet vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Marta considera que sería arriesgado comprometernos a cumplir con un plazo tan corto.
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Compound Forms:
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cumplir años loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (alcanzar cierta edad)have a birthday v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
Note: Cuando se sobreentiende en el contexto que 'cumplir' se refiere a años de edad, se usa como intransitivo: «Mariela cumple en febrero».
 ¿Tú ya cumpliste años? Yo cumplo años en agosto. Ayer cumplía años Fabián.
 You already had your birthday? My birthday is in August. Yesterday Fabian had his birthday.
cumplir con los criterios loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (satisfacer, reunir)meet the criteria v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El candidato no cumple con los criterios de la empresa.
 The candidate does not meet the company's criteria.
cumplir con los pagos loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (liquidar adeudos)meet payments vtr + npl
  fulfill payment obligations vtr + npl
 Debemos cumplir con los pagos antes de la fecha de vencimiento.
 We must meet payments before the due date.
cumplir con los requisitos loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (satisfacer condiciones)meet the requirements, fulfill the requirements v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 María cumple con los requisitos para el puesto.
 Maria meets the requirements for the position.
cumplir con su deber loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (hacer lo que debe)do your duty, fulfill your duty v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los alumnos cumplieron con su deber e hicieron las tareas.
 The students fulfilled their duties and did their assignments.
cumplir con su palabra loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (imperativo moral)keep your word, be true to your word v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Martín cumplió con su palabra y me devolvió el dinero.
 Martin kept his word and returned the money to me.
cumplir horario (ajustarse al horario)keep to the schedule v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
cumplir la ley loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (respetar la legislación)follow the law, obey the law vtr + n
 La empresa cumple la ley.
 The company follows the law.
cumplir un deseo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (realizar) (realise)fulfill a wish v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (give)grant a wish v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Cumplí mi deseo de viajar a Europa.
 I fulfilled my wish of traveling to Europe.
cumplir una promesa loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (imperativo moral)keep a promise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  stay true to a promise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Juan siempre cumple sus promesas.
 Juan always keeps his promises.
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