mimetizarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to conceal oneself)
a. to camouflage oneself
Lucas se puso una máscara y se mimetizó entre los participantes de la fiesta de disfraces.Lucas put on a mask and camouflaged himself among the participants of the costume party.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to take on the pigment of one's surroundings)
a. to change color
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los camaleones se mimetizan como mecanismo de defensa.Chameleons change color as a defense mechanism.
b. to change colour (United Kingdom)
El camaleón se metió entre las hojas caídas y se mimetizó para ocultarse.The chameleon went under the fallen leaves and changed colour to hide.
mimetizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to copy)
a. to imitate
Los violines mimetizan el canto de los pájaros.The violins imitate the singing of birds.
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mimetizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to copy, to imitate
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mimetizar especialmente (Latinoamérica)
transitive verb
(imitar) to imitate
La exposición de las células de Tipo B de "Hermissenda" al éster [forbólico,] unida a la elevación intracelular de la concentración de ion calcio, [mimetiza] específicamente las consecuencias biofísicas del condicionamiento. amplios sectores de la sociedad espanola empezaron a mimetizar las formas de vida propias de los paises capitalistas
pronominal verb
mimetizarse
1 (Zoología) to change colour; change color; (EEUU)
2 (Mil) to camouflage o.s.
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