destacar
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destacar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to direct attention to)
a. to emphasize
Hay que destacar la importancia de asistir a clase para aprobar la materia.We've got to emphasize the importance of attending class to pass the subject.
b. to emphasise (United Kingdom)
El presidente destacó su compromiso con el cambio.The president emphasised his commitment to change.
c. to stress
El artículo destaca las diferencias entre un abordaje teórico y uno práctico.The article stresses the differences between a theoretical and a practical approach.
d. to highlight
Quisiera destacar el efecto de las medidas que se piensan tomar en los próximos días.I'd like to highlight the effects of the policies that they're planning to adopt in the next few days.
2. (to send)
a. to detail
Las tropas fueron destacadas para defender la frontera.The troops were detailed to defend the border.
b. to station
Rudi estuvo destacado en la Antártida durante un año.Rudi was stationed in the Antarctic for a year.
c. to post
Tuvieron que destacar más guardias en los puestos fronterizos.They had to post more guards at border points.
d. to assign
Smith fue destacado a Alemania en 1944.Smith was assigned to Germany in 1944.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to be conspicuous)
a. to stand out
Esa joven destaca por su belleza.That young woman stands out because of her beauty.
destacarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to be conspicuous)
a. to stand out
Laura se destaca por sus habilidades artísticas.Laura stands out because of her artistic abilities.
b. to be outlined
En el cuadro, la punta del campanario se destaca contra la puesta del sol.In the picture, the tip of the bell tower is outlined against the sunset.
c. to be silhouetted
La luna roja se destacaba contra el cielo oscuro.The red moon was silhouetted against the dark sky.
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destacar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (poner de relieve)
a. to emphasize, to highlight
cabe destacar que…it is important to point out that…
hay que destacar el trabajo de los actoresthe acting deserves special mention
2. (tropas)
a. to station
3. (corresponsal)
a. to assign, to send
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (sobresalir)
a. to stand out
destaca entre sus otras novelas por su humorit stands out among her other novels for o because of its humor
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a. to stand out
el actor se destacó por sus dotes de cómicothe actor was outstanding in comic roles
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destacar
transitive verb
1 (hacer resaltar) to emphasize
poner de relieve
sirve para destacar su belleza it serves to show off her beauty; quiero destacar que ... I wish to emphasize that ...
2 (Mil) to detach; detail
3 (Informática) to highlight
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
destacarse
1 (verse mejor) to stand out
destacarse contra o en o sobre algo to stand out o be outlined against sth; la torre se destaca contra el cielo the tower is silhouetted against the sky
2 [+persona] to stand out;por because of
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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cabe destacar
it's important to point out
cabe destacar que
it's important to point out that
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