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"Overreact" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "reaccionar de forma exagerada", and "magnify" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "magnificar". Learn more about the difference between "overreact" and "magnify" below.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. reaccionar de forma exagerada
My parents overreacted like they always did when there was a problem.Mis padres reaccionaron de forma exagerada, como siempre que había un problema.
b. reaccionar exageradamente
The stock market often overreacts to poor economic data.La Bolsa a menudo reacciona exageradamente ante los malos resultados económicos.
c. exagerar
There was a foul but the striker overreacted and was yellow-carded for simulation.Hubo falta, pero el delantero exageró y fue amonestado por simulación.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Chill out! You really need to stop overreacting like that.¡Relájate! Tienes que dejar de tomarte las cosas tan a la tremenda.
He overreacts to everything and that doesn't help his stress levels.Todo se lo toma a la tremenda y eso le hace estar más estresado.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to exaggerate)
a. magnificar
Reginald magnified the importance of his support in the election.Reginald magnificó la importancia de su apoyo en la elección.
b. exagerar
She used a spurious interpretation of the data to magnify the margin of her victory.Utilizó una interpretación espuria de los datos para exagerar el margen de su victoria.
2. (to enlarge)
a. ampliar
We magnified the image ten times to make the details more noticeable.Ampliamos la imagen diez veces para hacer los detalles más perceptibles.
b. aumentar
Barry is trying out ways to magnify his customer base for his business.Barry está probando maneras de aumentar la base de clientes de su negocio.
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