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define

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define(
dih
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fayn
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to give the meaning of something)
a. definir
It is essential to carefully define the terms used in a legal contract.Es esencial definir claramente los términos usados en un contrato legal.
2. (to delimit)
a. delimitar
The river and the highway define the borders of the park.El río y la autopista delimitan los límites del parque.
3. (to categorize)
a. caracterizar
It's hard to define the music my band plays; it's a little bit country and a little bit rock-and-roll.Es difícil caracterizar la música que toca mi banda; es un poco country y un poco rock.
b. distinguir
She is defined by her long braids and manner of speaking.Se distingue por sus trenzas largas y manera de hablar.
4. (to outline)
a. destacar
The shape of the werewolf was clearly defined by the light of the moon.La forma del hombre lobo estaba claramente destacada por la luz de la luna.
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define
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (give meaning of)
a. definir
2. (delimit, identify)
a. delimitar, distinguir
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define [dɪˈfaɪn]
transitive verb
1 (give definition for) definir; (characterize) caracterizar; (delimit) determinar; delimitar; (outline) destacar
she doesn't define herself as a feminist no se define como feminista; how would you define yourself politically? ¿cómo se definiría políticamente?
2 (Comput) definir
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