matizar
matizar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to clarify)
a. to qualify
Maticé mis palabras a la policía porque me podía malinterpretar.I qualified what I said to the police officer because he could misinterpret me.
b. to explain
El profesor matizó su explicación porque los alumnos no la entendían.The teacher explained his point because students did not understand it.
2. (to pervade)
a. to tinge
Los atentados terroristas matizaron de tristeza el mensaje navideño del rey.The terrorist attacks tinged the King's Christmas speech with sadness.
3. (to combine colors)
a. to blend
El pintor matizó el rojo para que representara la tonalidad correcta.The painter blended the color red to represent the correct tone.
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matizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (puntulizar)
a. to clarify, to explain
2. (teñir)
a. to tinge
3. (art)
a. to blend
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matizar
transitive verb
1 (Arte) to blend; [+tono] to vary; introduce some variety into; [+contraste, intensidad de colores] to tone down
2 (teñir) to tinge; tint;de with
3 (aclarar) to qualify
creo que deberías matizar lo que acabas de decir I think what you just said needs qualifying; matizar que ... to explain that ...; point out that ...; el ministro defendió su postura, aunque matizó que ... the minister defended his position, although he explained o pointed out that ...
matizar un discurso de ironía se matizarán los cursos con deportes
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