figurate
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figurate [fi-guiu-reit]
adjetivo
1. Figurado, que tiene cierta y determinada figura; parecido a un objeto de una forma determinada.
2. (Mús.) Figurado, embellecido.
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figurar
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figurar(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be present)
a. to appear
No figura en el padrón electoral.She does not appear on the electoral roll.
b. to figure
Ese personaje figura en muchos de sus libros.That character figures in many of her books.
2. (to stand out)
a. to be prominent
Estos datos figuran si los comparamos con los del informe del año pasado.This data is prominent when compared with the last year's reports.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to symbolize)
a. to represent
Los triángulos rojos en el mapa figuran albergues juveniles.The red triangles on the map represent youth hostels.
4. (to give the appearance of)
a. to feign
El hombre figuraba una sonrisa cuando conoció el marido de su ex.The man feigned a smile when he met the husband of his ex.
figurarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to suppose)
a. to imagine
Me figuro que hará frío si también va a llover.I imagine it will be chilly if it is also going to rain.
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figurar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (aparecer)
a. to appear, to figure
figura en los títulos de crédito como productorhe appears o is listed in the credits as the producer
figura entre los artistas más destacados de su épocahe was one of the most outstanding artists of his day
2. (colloquial)
a.
le encanta figurarhe likes to seem important
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (representar)
a. to represent
4. (simular)
a. to feign, to simulate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (imaginarse)
a. to imagine
me figuro que vendrá en trenI imagine she'll come by train
ya me lo figuraba yoI thought as much
¿se rió? — figúratedid she laugh? — and how!
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figurar
intransitive verb
1 (aparecer) to figure; appear;como as;entre among
tu nombre no figura en la lista your name doesn't figure o appear on the list
2 (destacar)
es un don nadie, pero le encanta figurar he's a nobody, but he likes to show off; una joven que figura mucho en la alta sociedad a young lady who is prominent in high society
transitive verb
1 (representar) to represent
cada círculo figura un planeta each circle represents a planet
2 (fingir) to feign
figuró una retirada he feigned a retreat
pronominal verb
figurarse to imagine
me figuro que Ana ya habrá llegado I imagine that Ana will have arrived by now; ¡figúrate lo que sería con un solo coche! imagine what it would be like with just one car!; ¿qué te figuras que me preguntó ayer? what do you think he asked me yesterday?; no te vayas a figurar que ... don't go thinking that ...; —¿te dio vergüenza decírselo? —¡pues, figúrate! "were you embarrassed to tell him?" — "well, what do you think?"; ya me lo figuraba I thought as much
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