profundizar

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profundizar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make deep)
a. to deepen
Profundizamos el pozo unos diez metros para conseguir más agua.We deepened the well by ten meters to get more water.
b. to make deeper
Quisiéramos una piscina más grande, así que profundizamos y ensanchamos el agujero.We would like a larger pool, so we made the hole deeper and wider.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to analize in depth; used with "en")
a. to study in depth
Para llegar a una conclusión, tenemos que profundizar más en el caso.To draw a conclusion, we must study the case in depth.
b. to go into in depth
Voy a profundizar en tu ensayo cuando llegue a casa y lo relea.I'll go into your essay in depth when I get home and read it again.
c. to delve into
En este capítulo, el autor profundiza en los orígenes del fascismo.In this chapter, the author delves into the origins of fascism.
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profundizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (hoyo, conocimientos)
a. to deepen
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (en excavación)
a. to dig deeper
3. (en estudio, conocimientos)
a. to go into depth
profundizar ento study in depth
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profundizar
intransitive verb
profundizar en algo to go more deeply into sth; no voy a profundizar en este tema I'm not going to go any more deeply into this topic; un libro que ayuda a profundizar en el conocimiento de las culturas americanas a book which helps us to understand American cultures more deeply
hay que profundizar en las causas, consecuencias y soluciones de la crisis profundizar en la democracia
transitive verb
1 [+hoyo, pozo] to deepen; make deeper
2 (investigar) [+asunto] to study in depth; go deeply into; [+misterio] to fathom; get to the bottom of
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