A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to delineate)
a. to draw (a line or a character)
Traza una línea recta en el papel usando un lápiz y una regla.Draw a straight line on the paper using a pencil and a ruler.
b. to trace (a line or a character)
El calígrafo trazaba los caracteres con una habilidad pasmosa.The calligrapher traced the characters with incredible skill.
2. (architecture)
a. to draw (a plan)
Los planos fueron trazados por el entonces arquitecto municipal, Joan Pons.The plans were drawn by the then municipal architect, Joan Pons.
b. to plan (streets)
Los colonizadores comenzaron a construir casas antes de trazar las calles.The colonizers started building houses before planning the streets.
c. to design
El arquitecto trazó el plano de una casa moderna y minimalista.The architect designed the blueprint for a modern and minimalist house.
3. (to demarcate)
a. to mark out
La frontera fue trazada en el siglo XV por topógrafos de ambos países.The border was marked out in the 15th century by surveyors from both countries.
4. (to plan)
a. to draw up
La policía ha trazado un plan para garantizar la seguridad en las calles.The police have drawn up a plan to ensure safety in the streets.
b. to devise
El comité ha trazado ya su calendario de actividades para el 2016.The committee has already devised its schedule for activities in 2016.
c. to plot (a route)
Nuestra página web te ayuda a trazar una ruta acorde a tu estado físico y necesidades.Our webpage will help you to plot a route suitable for your degree of fitness and needs.
5. (to establish)
a. to draw
El libro traza paralelismos entre el funcionamiento del cerebro y el de una computadora.The book draws parallels between the functioning of brains and computers.
6. (to expound)
a. to outline
El orador se limitó a trazar un breve perfil del autor.All the speaker did was to outline a brief profile of the author.
b. to describe
El guía trazó los lugares que visitaremos durante la excursión.The guide described the places we will visit during the tour.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (línea)
a. to draw, to trace
2. (plano, mapa)
a. to draw
3. (ruta)
a. to plot
4. (indicar, describir)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
trazar las líneas generales del proyectoto give an outline of the project
trazar un paralelismo entre dos cosasto draw a parallel between two things
5. (plan, estrategia)
a. to draw up
6. (objetivo)
a. to set
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transitive verb
1 (dibujar) [+línea] to draw; trace; (Arte) to sketch; outline; (Archit) (Técnica) to plan; design;
2 [+fronteras, límites] to mark out; [+itinerario] to plot; [+desarrollo, política] to lay down; mark out
3 (explicar) to outline; describe
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