deepen

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deepen(
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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 deeper)
a. hacer más profundo
The water table is lower, so we'll have to deepen the well.El nivel freático está más bajo, por lo que tendremos que hacer el pozo más profundo.
2. (to intensify)
a. profundizar
Bernie said that his travels around the world deepened his understanding of the human condition.Bernie dijo que sus viajes por el mundo profundizaron su comprensión de la condición humana.
b. ahondar en
By making their own calendar, the children deepened their knowledge of how a calendar works.Al hacer su propio calendario, los niños ahondaron en su conocimiento de cómo funciona un calendario.
c. aumentar
The weekend seminar deepened my understanding of the tax code modifications.El seminario del fin de semana aumentó mi comprensión de las modificaciones del código tributario.
d. ahondar
The tragedy deepened their friendship.La tragedia ahondó su amistad.
e. acentuar
Jenna's visit to Broadway deepened her interest in acting.La visita de Jenna a Broadway acentuó su interés por la actuación.
3. (to darken)
a. intensificar
Let it bake a few more minutes to deepen the color of the crust.Déjalo hornear unos minutos más para intensificar el color de la corteza.
4. (to lower)
a. hacer más grave
Manny deepened his voice when he spoke on the phone so the caller would think it was his dad.Manny hizo su voz más grave al hablar por teléfono para que la persona que llamaba pensara que era su papá.
5. (to worsen)
a. agudizar
The financial crisis deepened the severity of the epidemic, because resources were limited.La crisis financiera agudizó la gravedad de la epidemia, ya que los recursos estaban limitados.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to become deeper)
a. hacerse más hondo
The water deepens suddenly about 10 meters from shore.El agua se hace más honda repentinamente a unos diez metros de la orilla.
b. hacerse más profundo
The gorge deepens a little every year because of the force of the river flowing through it.El desfiladero se hace un poco más profundo cada año a causa de la fuerza del río que corre por él.
7. (to intensify)
a. hacerse más profundo
Their love deepened after a romantic getaway in Venice.Su amor se hizo más profundo después de una escapada romántica a Venecia.
b. aumentar
My enjoyment of baking seems to deepen more and more all the time.Mi disfrute de hornear parece aumentar más y más todo el tiempo.
c. estrecharse
Rob and Kelsey's friendship deepened when Rob took care of Kelsey for a week after her surgery.La amistad de Rob y Kelsey se estrechó cuando Rob cuidó de Kelsey por una semana después de la cirugía.
d. acentuarse
George's concern for Julie's health deepened when they got the results of the biopsy.La preocupación de George por la salud de Julie se acentuó cuando recibieron los resultados de la biopsia
8. (to darken)
a. hacerse más profundo
The darkness of the forest deepened with each step.La oscuridad del bosque se hacía más profunda con cada paso.
b. intensificarse
The flower has a pretty pink color that will deepen as the days progress.La flor tiene un bonito color rosado que se intensificará a medida que pasan los días.
9. (to lower)
a. hacerse más profundo
Ernesto's voice deepened when he turned 15.La voz de Ernesto se hizo más profunda cuando cumplió los 15.
b. hacerse más grave
I knew something was wrong when Ray's voice suddenly deepened.Sabía que algo estaba mal cuando la voz de Ray de repente se hizo más grave.
10. (to worsen)
a. agudizarse
The crisis in their party will inevitably deepen when he loses the election.La crisis en su partido se agudizará inevitablemente cuando pierda la elección.
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deepen
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (well, ditch)
a. profundizar, ahondar
2. (sorrow, interest)
a. acentuar, agudizar
to deepen one's understanding of somethingahondar en el conocimiento de algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (river, silence, mystery)
a. hacerse más profundo(a)
4. (conviction, belief)
a. afianzarse
5. (sorrow, interest)
a. acentuarse, agudizarse
6. (color)
a. intensificarse
7. (sound, voice)
a. hacerse más grave
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deepen [ˈdiːpən]
transitive verb
[+hole] hacer más profundo; [+voice] hacer más grave; ahuecar; [+colour] intensificar; [+understanding] aumentar; [+love, friendship] hacer más profundo or intenso; ahondar; [+crisis] agudizar; acentuar
this book will deepen people's understanding of a little-known culture it is hoped the meeting will deepen mutual understanding between the two countries Tom Cruise has paid Pounds 60,000 to the mysterious Church of Scientology to deepen his voice their parents' opposition if anything deepened their love for each other life together in the trenches deepened their friendship he is going to raise taxes in a way which will deepen the recession a long drawn out war would likely deepen and prolong the recession
intransitive verb
[+water] hacerse más profundo or hondo; [+voice] hacerse más grave or profundo; [+frown] acentuarse; [+colour, emotion] intensificarse; [+night] avanzar; cerrarse; [+darkness] hacerse más profundo; [+mystery, suspicion] aumentar; [+understanding, love, friendship] hacerse más profundo or intenso; [+crisis] agudizarse; acentuarse
the colour in her face deepened se puso aún más colorada
Amy felt the colour deepening in her already flushed face Lois's frown deepened When women take male hormones, hair appears on the face and the voice deepens very quickly His smile changed, his voice deepened as the night deepens, the fire grows more golden outside the dusk had deepened the darkness deepened in the primeval forest all around them this suspicion deepened in his mind this recession may deepen even further if the state doesn't kick in with a little spending for more and more people, as the recession deepens, this could be a year of unemployment
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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