detect
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detect(
dih
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tehkt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to discern)
a. detectar
The ship's radar detected the presence of enemy planes 30 miles away.El radar del barco detectó la presencia de aviones enemigos a una distancia de 30 millas.
b. notar
They detected a slight odor of gas, so they evacuated the building.Notaron un ligero olor a gas, por lo que evacuaron el edificio.
c. percibir
I detected a certain sadness in his expression that had not been there before.Percibí en su expresión una cierta tristeza que nunca había visto antes.
2. (to discover)
a. descubrir
The auditor detected a diversion of public resources.El auditor descubrió un desvío de recursos públicos.
b. detectar
The police said they had detected criminal activity in the area.La policía dijo haber detectado actividad delictiva en la zona.
c. identificar (a criminal)
Once the swindler was detected, he immediately confessed to the fraud.Una vez que el estafador fue identificado, él confesó el fraude inmediatamente.
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detect
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (of person)
a. percibir
2. (of machine)
a. detectar
3. (source of a problem)
a. identificar, hallar
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detect [dɪˈtekt]
transitive verb
(discover) descubrir; (notice) percibir; detectar; [+crime] descubrir; [+criminal] identificar; (Téc) (by radar etc) detectar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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