contrastar

contrastar(
kohn
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trahs
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tahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to conflict; used with "con")
a. to contrast
La opinión política de tus padres contrasta mucho con la tuya.Your parents' opinion about politics contrasts a lot with yours.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to corroborate)
a. to check
Los periodistas deben contrastar sus fuentes antes de publicar una noticia.Journalists must check their sources before publishing a piece of news.
b. to verify
Quiero contrastar el diagnóstico de mi médico con otro especialista.I want to verify the diagnosis my doctor gave me with some other specialist.
c. to confirm
Contrasta tus datos varias veces antes de decirle a tu jefe que cometió un error.Confirm your facts several times before telling your boss he made a mistake.
3. (metallurgy)
a. to assay
El joyero contrastó el colgante y determinó que era oro puro.The jeweler assayed the pendant and found it to be pure gold.
b. to hallmark (with a seal)
La oficina contrastó esta pieza porque está hecha de un metal precioso.The office hallmarked this article because it's made of a precious metal.
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contrastar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to contrast
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (comprobar)
a. to check, to verify
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contrastar
transitive verb
1 [+metal] to assay; [+medidas] to check; [+radio] to monitor; [+hechos] to check; confirm
2 (resistir) to resist
intransitive verb
1 (hacer contraste) to contrast;con with
2
contrastar a o con o contra (resistir) to resist; (hacer frente a) to face up to
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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