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  • 1 Londres

    m.
    1 London.
    2 Outer London.
    * * *
    1 London
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino London
    * * *
    = London.
    Ex. French technology was inadequate for the further development of Robert's machine, however, and Didot, who had an English brother-in-law, brought the model to London in 1801, where he secured the backing of the brothers Henry and Sealy Fourdrinier, wholesale stationers.
    ----
    * área metropolitana de Londres, el = Greater London.
    * centro de Londres = Inner London.
    * City de Londres, la = the City.
    * condados de alrededor de Londres, los = home counties, the.
    * conurbación de Londres, la = Greater London.
    * Región Bibliotecaria de Londres y el Sudeste (LASER) = London and South Eastern Library Region (LASER).
    * * *
    masculino London
    * * *

    Ex: French technology was inadequate for the further development of Robert's machine, however, and Didot, who had an English brother-in-law, brought the model to London in 1801, where he secured the backing of the brothers Henry and Sealy Fourdrinier, wholesale stationers.

    * área metropolitana de Londres, el = Greater London.
    * centro de Londres = Inner London.
    * City de Londres, la = the City.
    * condados de alrededor de Londres, los = home counties, the.
    * conurbación de Londres, la = Greater London.
    * Región Bibliotecaria de Londres y el Sudeste (LASER) = London and South Eastern Library Region (LASER).

    * * *
    London
    * * *

    Londres sustantivo masculino
    London
    Londres sustantivo femenino London
    ' Londres' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ir
    - tirarse
    - andar
    - distancia
    - domicilio
    - estar
    - propiamente
    - telefonear
    English:
    central
    - city
    - Cockney
    - connected
    - flat
    - go
    - have
    - leave behind
    - LIBOR
    - lie
    - London
    - previous
    - pros and cons
    - put in
    - should
    - some
    - west
    - Downing Street
    - east
    - ever
    - home
    - not
    - other
    - outside
    - since
    - when
    * * *
    London
    * * *
    m London

    Spanish-English dictionary > Londres

  • 2 Roma

    adj.&f.
    feminine of ROMO.
    f.
    Rome.
    * * *
    1 Rome
    \
    revolver Roma con Santiago figurado to move heaven and earth
    todos los caminos llevan a Roma figurado all roads lead to Rome
    * * *
    SF Rome
    * * *
    femenino (ciudad, imperio) Rome; ( el Vaticano) Rome
    * * *
    = Rome.
    Ex. Julius Caesar had the idea of founding a national or public library in Rome 'to open to the public the greatest possible libraries of Greek and Latin books'.
    ----
    * hablando de Roma, por la puerta asoma = speak of the devil, talk of the devil.
    * remover Roma con Santiago = move + heaven and earth.
    * Tratado de Roma, el = Rome Treaty, the.
    * * *
    femenino (ciudad, imperio) Rome; ( el Vaticano) Rome
    * * *
    = Rome.

    Ex: Julius Caesar had the idea of founding a national or public library in Rome 'to open to the public the greatest possible libraries of Greek and Latin books'.

    * hablando de Roma, por la puerta asoma = speak of the devil, talk of the devil.
    * remover Roma con Santiago = move + heaven and earth.
    * Tratado de Roma, el = Rome Treaty, the.

    * * *
    1 (ciudad, imperio) Rome
    la Roma antigua/imperial Ancient/Imperial Rome
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    Roma    
    roma
    Roma sustantivo femenino
    Rome
    romo,-a adjetivo
    1 (cuchillo, tijeras) blunt
    2 (sin gracia, sin agudeza) dull, boorish, uncouth: tiene un ingenio muy romo, his humour is quite boorish
    3 (nariz) snub
    ' Roma' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    remover
    - tribuno
    - conexión
    - destino
    - escala
    - marchar
    - mismo
    - tampoco
    English:
    be
    - fly
    - gorgeous
    - guide
    - heaven
    - previous
    - Rome
    * * *
    Roma n
    Rome;
    Roma no se construyó en una hora Rome wasn't built in a day
    * * *
    f Rome;
    mover Roma con Santiago fig move heaven and earth

    Spanish-English dictionary > Roma

  • 3 a cualquier hora del día o de la noche

    = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night
    Ex. The contributions are by some of Harvard's 135 current scholars, who have access to the library's 3.5 million volumes at any hour of the day or night, should they so wish.
    Ex. This bibliographic retrieval system permits users without previous training to search the medical literature themselves at any time of the day or night.
    * * *
    = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night

    Ex: The contributions are by some of Harvard's 135 current scholars, who have access to the library's 3.5 million volumes at any hour of the day or night, should they so wish.

    Ex: This bibliographic retrieval system permits users without previous training to search the medical literature themselves at any time of the day or night.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a cualquier hora del día o de la noche

  • 4 a propósito

    adj.
    to the point, pertinent, to the purpose.
    adv.
    on purpose, by design, intentionally, by choice.
    intj.
    by the way, BTW, come to it, by the by.
    * * *
    (por cierto) by the way 2 (adrede) on purpose
    * * *
    2) on purpose, intentionally
    * * *
    = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly
    Ex. Deliberate mnemonics are devices which help the user to remember and recall the notation for given subjects.
    Ex. For the record, schools and libraries in the late 1960s recovered in excess of $10,000,000 from publishers and wholesalers as a result of unfair practices highlighted by Mr. Scilken.
    Ex. Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex. In the cases where there was no match, we intentionally created a dirty authority file.
    Ex. It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex. She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.
    Ex. Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex. I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    Ex. The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex. Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    Ex. But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex. On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.
    Ex. Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex. That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.
    Ex. Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex. Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    Ex. In respect of those defects, the seller may be held liable where he has designedly concealed their existence from the purchaser.
    * * *
    = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly

    Ex: Deliberate mnemonics are devices which help the user to remember and recall the notation for given subjects.

    Ex: For the record, schools and libraries in the late 1960s recovered in excess of $10,000,000 from publishers and wholesalers as a result of unfair practices highlighted by Mr. Scilken.
    Ex: Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex: In the cases where there was no match, we intentionally created a dirty authority file.
    Ex: It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex: She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.
    Ex: Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex: I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    Ex: The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex: Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    Ex: But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex: On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.
    Ex: Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex: That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.
    Ex: Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex: Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    Ex: In respect of those defects, the seller may be held liable where he has designedly concealed their existence from the purchaser.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a propósito

  • 5 abastecer

    v.
    to supply.
    abastecer de agua a la ciudad to supply the city with water
    esa región nos abastece de materias primas that region supplies o provides us with raw materials
    La tienda abastece los lácteos The store supplies the milk products.
    Ricardo abastece a María Richard gives supplies to Mary.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ AGRADECER], like link=agradecer agradecer
    1 to supply, provide
    1 (uso reflexivo) to stock up (de/con, with), lay in supplies (de/con, of)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT to supply, provide (de with)
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to supply
    2.
    abastecerse v pron

    abastecerse de algo — ( obtener) to obtain something; ( almacenar) to stock up with something

    * * *
    = purvey, victual, supply, provision.
    Ex. In the sixteenth century the English book trade was centred in London, and consisted chiefly of retail stationers who would be likely to purvey both new and second-hand books and a variety of other goods.
    Ex. Many large ships used to anchor there in sheltered waters and were victualled.
    Ex. Here an attempt is made to choose one form and supply references from the other forms.
    Ex. Previous studies in which squirrels were provisioned with an abundant supply of food found a reduction in the rate of caching.
    ----
    * abastecerse = stock up.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to supply
    2.
    abastecerse v pron

    abastecerse de algo — ( obtener) to obtain something; ( almacenar) to stock up with something

    * * *
    = purvey, victual, supply, provision.

    Ex: In the sixteenth century the English book trade was centred in London, and consisted chiefly of retail stationers who would be likely to purvey both new and second-hand books and a variety of other goods.

    Ex: Many large ships used to anchor there in sheltered waters and were victualled.
    Ex: Here an attempt is made to choose one form and supply references from the other forms.
    Ex: Previous studies in which squirrels were provisioned with an abundant supply of food found a reduction in the rate of caching.
    * abastecerse = stock up.

    * * *
    abastecer [E3 ]
    vt
    to supply
    una zona bien abastecida de agua an area with a plentiful water supply
    abastecer a algn DE algo to supply sb WITH sth, to supply sth TO sb
    esta región abastece de cereales a todo el país this region supplies o provides the whole country with cereals
    abastecerse DE algo (obtener) to obtain sth; (almacenar) to stock up WITH sth
    * * *

    abastecer ( conjugate abastecer) verbo transitivo
    to supply;
    abastecer a algn de algo to supply sb with sth
    abastecerse verbo pronominal abastecerse de algo ( obtener) to obtain sth;
    ( almacenar) to stock up with sth
    abastecer verbo transitivo to supply [de, with]
    ' abastecer' also found in these entries:
    English:
    purvey
    - stock
    - fuel
    - supply
    * * *
    vt
    to supply (de with);
    abastecer de agua a la ciudad to supply the city with water;
    esa región nos abastece de materias primas that region supplies o provides us with raw materials
    * * *
    v/t supply (de with)
    * * *
    abastecer {53} vt
    : to supply, to stock
    * * *
    abastecer vb to supply [pt. & pp. supplied] / to provide

    Spanish-English dictionary > abastecer

  • 6 abocado al fracaso desde el principio

    = doomed from + the beginning
    Ex. Previous attemps to implement IT have been doomed from the beginning because one crucial component has been mismanaged: people.
    * * *
    = doomed from + the beginning

    Ex: Previous attemps to implement IT have been doomed from the beginning because one crucial component has been mismanaged: people.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abocado al fracaso desde el principio

  • 7 acallar

    v.
    1 to silence.
    2 to calm, to hush, to quiet, to appease.
    Sus palabras acallaron su miedo His words calmed her fear.
    3 to shut up.
    Ricardo acalló a los chicos Richard shut up the kids.
    * * *
    1 to silence, hush
    2 figurado (persona) to pacify; (críticas) to silence
    * * *
    verb
    to quiet, silence
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=silenciar) to silence, quieten, quiet (EEUU)
    2) (=calmar) [+ furia] to assuage, pacify; [+ crítica, duda] to silence
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <voces/gritos> to silence, to quiet (AmE), to quieten (BrE); <rumor/clamor> to quieten down; <críticas/protestas> to silence
    * * *
    = drown out, mute, quiet, outface, silence, quash, steamroller, hush, still, quieten.
    Ex. A recitation of the best thought out principles for a cataloging code is easily drowned out by the clatter of a bank of direct access devices vainly searching for misplaced records.
    Ex. The 'standpatters' have seen power shift away from themselves to the newcomers and other lifelong 'progressive' Junctionvillers, who were muted under previous administrations.
    Ex. This trepidation is somewhat quieted when students discover the abundance of bibliographical guides that list and describe reference works.
    Ex. Feaver was not about to be outfaced and she retaliated with the view that time management techniques run counter to the ideal balance of concern for production coupled with concern for people.
    Ex. Some children go through a process of silencing their inner voice and projecting an outward self that conforms to society's expectations.
    Ex. The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex. When push comes to shove, it seems that short-term economic interests steamroller scientific arguments.
    Ex. The paintings depict subjects such as terrorists and mothers hushing children.
    Ex. And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex. Sadly, you can't quieten the console using methods other than turning up the volume on your TV or wearing headphones.
    ----
    * acallar el debate = stifle + debate.
    * acallar la conciencia = stifle + Posesivo + conscience.
    * acallar la voz de + Posesivo + conciencia = salve + the conscience.
    * acallar una emoción = bruise + emotion.
    * dinero para acallar la conciencia = conscience money.
    * dinero para acallar la consciencia = conscience money.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <voces/gritos> to silence, to quiet (AmE), to quieten (BrE); <rumor/clamor> to quieten down; <críticas/protestas> to silence
    * * *
    = drown out, mute, quiet, outface, silence, quash, steamroller, hush, still, quieten.

    Ex: A recitation of the best thought out principles for a cataloging code is easily drowned out by the clatter of a bank of direct access devices vainly searching for misplaced records.

    Ex: The 'standpatters' have seen power shift away from themselves to the newcomers and other lifelong 'progressive' Junctionvillers, who were muted under previous administrations.
    Ex: This trepidation is somewhat quieted when students discover the abundance of bibliographical guides that list and describe reference works.
    Ex: Feaver was not about to be outfaced and she retaliated with the view that time management techniques run counter to the ideal balance of concern for production coupled with concern for people.
    Ex: Some children go through a process of silencing their inner voice and projecting an outward self that conforms to society's expectations.
    Ex: The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex: When push comes to shove, it seems that short-term economic interests steamroller scientific arguments.
    Ex: The paintings depict subjects such as terrorists and mothers hushing children.
    Ex: And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex: Sadly, you can't quieten the console using methods other than turning up the volume on your TV or wearing headphones.
    * acallar el debate = stifle + debate.
    * acallar la conciencia = stifle + Posesivo + conscience.
    * acallar la voz de + Posesivo + conciencia = salve + the conscience.
    * acallar una emoción = bruise + emotion.
    * dinero para acallar la conciencia = conscience money.
    * dinero para acallar la consciencia = conscience money.

    * * *
    acallar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹voces/gritos› to silence, to quiet ( AmE), to quieten ( BrE); ‹rumor/clamor› to quieten down; ‹críticas/protestas› to silence
    no lograba acallar la voz de su conciencia she couldn't silence the voice of her conscience
    * * *

    acallar verbo transitivo to silence: el ministro no podía acallar su conciencia, the minister could not silence his conscience
    ' acallar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    quieten
    - silence
    - squash
    - still
    - hush
    - move
    - quash
    - quell
    - quiet
    - salve
    - scotch
    - shush
    * * *
    [protestas, críticas, armas] to silence; [rumores] to put an end to; [miedos] to calm;
    una propuesta para acallar a los rebeldes en el partido a proposal designed to silence the party rebels
    * * *
    v/t tb fig
    silence
    * * *
    : to quiet, to silence

    Spanish-English dictionary > acallar

  • 8 acicalar

    v.
    1 to do up.
    2 to embellish, to dress, to brush up, to adorn.
    * * *
    1 to smarten up
    1 to dress up, smarten up
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ persona] to dress up, bedeck
    2) [+ metal] to polish, burnish, shine
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    = spruce up, embellish, tart up, groom, smarten up, smarten.
    Ex. The city itself has also been spruced up for the centenary, with in particular a thorough refurbishment of the city's main street = A la propia ciudad se le ha dado un lavado de cara para el centenario, especialmente con una completa remodelación de la avenida principal.
    Ex. In industrial societies even the poorest people acquire artefacts to embellish their surroundings; such 'bric-a-brac' may in some cases be the detritus of a previous age or a more affluent environment, and in some cases is destined to become 'collectable' in time to come.
    Ex. Car manufacturers are also tarting up their vehicles with all sorts of things that distract you from watching the road.
    Ex. Never has there been a greater interest in grooming pubic hair than there is today.
    Ex. Smarten up your kitchen with this handy wooden kitchen roll holder.
    Ex. Whereas a couple of generations ago an antique chair might have been smartened by the addition of yet another coat of paint, now those same layers of paint are being removed.
    * * *
    = spruce up, embellish, tart up, groom, smarten up, smarten.

    Ex: The city itself has also been spruced up for the centenary, with in particular a thorough refurbishment of the city's main street = A la propia ciudad se le ha dado un lavado de cara para el centenario, especialmente con una completa remodelación de la avenida principal.

    Ex: In industrial societies even the poorest people acquire artefacts to embellish their surroundings; such 'bric-a-brac' may in some cases be the detritus of a previous age or a more affluent environment, and in some cases is destined to become 'collectable' in time to come.
    Ex: Car manufacturers are also tarting up their vehicles with all sorts of things that distract you from watching the road.
    Ex: Never has there been a greater interest in grooming pubic hair than there is today.
    Ex: Smarten up your kitchen with this handy wooden kitchen roll holder.
    Ex: Whereas a couple of generations ago an antique chair might have been smartened by the addition of yet another coat of paint, now those same layers of paint are being removed.

    * * *
    vt
    to do up, to spruce up
    * * *
    1) pulir: to polish
    2) : to dress up, to adorn

    Spanish-English dictionary > acicalar

  • 9 acogedor

    adj.
    1 comfortable, inviting, cosy, cozy.
    2 friendly, cordial, welcoming.
    m.
    harborer, protector.
    * * *
    1 (persona) welcoming, friendly
    2 (lugar) cosy, warm
    * * *
    (f. - acogedora)
    adj.
    cozy, friendly
    * * *
    ADJ (=hospitalario) welcoming; [ambiente] friendly, cosy, cozy (EEUU), warm; [cuarto] snug, cosy, cozy (EEUU)
    * * *
    - dora adjetivo
    a) <casa/habitación> cozy*, welcoming; < ambiente> warm, friendly
    b) <persona/actitud> friendly, warm
    * * *
    = hospitable, welcoming, inviting, homey [homier -comp., homiest -sup.], friendly [friendlier -comp., friendliest -sup.], cosy [cozy, -USA].
    Nota: Cosier/cozier -comp., cosiest/coziest -sup.
    Ex. The effort involved in creating an hospitable niche is repaid by the stimulus such courses provide to staff members.
    Ex. Libraries of today look very attractive and welcoming, unlike the libraries which served previous generations.
    Ex. An easy and inviting route to the entrance needs to be unambiguously defined.
    Ex. However, his attempt to make cultural and social history more accessible to a wider audience by adopting a homey, jokey style often seems counterproductive.
    Ex. Her face broke into a warm friendly smile.
    Ex. For those involved in producing BNB, the eighties have seen this question leap in a single bound intoáthe realm of stark reality from the cosy abstraction of AACR2.
    * * *
    - dora adjetivo
    a) <casa/habitación> cozy*, welcoming; < ambiente> warm, friendly
    b) <persona/actitud> friendly, warm
    * * *
    = hospitable, welcoming, inviting, homey [homier -comp., homiest -sup.], friendly [friendlier -comp., friendliest -sup.], cosy [cozy, -USA].
    Nota: Cosier/cozier -comp., cosiest/coziest -sup.

    Ex: The effort involved in creating an hospitable niche is repaid by the stimulus such courses provide to staff members.

    Ex: Libraries of today look very attractive and welcoming, unlike the libraries which served previous generations.
    Ex: An easy and inviting route to the entrance needs to be unambiguously defined.
    Ex: However, his attempt to make cultural and social history more accessible to a wider audience by adopting a homey, jokey style often seems counterproductive.
    Ex: Her face broke into a warm friendly smile.
    Ex: For those involved in producing BNB, the eighties have seen this question leap in a single bound intoáthe realm of stark reality from the cosy abstraction of AACR2.

    * * *
    1 ‹casa/habitación› cozy*; ‹ambiente› warm, friendly
    2 ‹persona/actitud› friendly, warm
    me recibió de una manera nada acogedora he didn't give me a very friendly o warm welcome
    * * *

    acogedor
    ◊ - dora adjetivo ‹casa/habitación› cozy( conjugate cozy), welcoming;


    ambiente warm, friendly
    acogedor,-ora adj (lugar, casa) cosy
    (persona, ambiente) warm
    ' acogedor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acogedora
    - gélida
    - gélido
    - hospitalaria
    - hospitalario
    - maravilla
    - Y
    English:
    cosy
    - cozy
    - friendly
    - homely
    - hospitable
    - snug
    - unwelcoming
    - welcoming
    - homey
    * * *
    acogedor, -ora adj
    1. [país, persona] friendly, welcoming
    2. [casa, ambiente] cosy
    * * *
    adj welcoming; lugar cozy, Br
    cosy
    * * *
    acogedor, - dora adj
    : cozy, warm, friendly
    * * *
    acogedor adj (lugar) cosy [comp. cosier; superl. cosiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > acogedor

  • 10 acomodarse

    pron.v.
    1 to comply, conform.
    2 to install, settle down.
    ¡Acomódese a su gusto make yourself at home
    3 to fix oneself up (with a job) (colocarse), to pull strings; (fig.) to marry into money. (Southern Cone)
    4 to reconcile oneself (acomodarse con); to come to an agreement.
    * * *
    1 (instalarse) to make oneself comfortable
    2 (adaptarse) to adapt oneself (a/con, to); (aceptar) to accept
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=ponerse cómodo)

    ¡acomódate! — make yourself comfortable

    se acomodaron en una mesa contigua a la nuestrafrm they sat at the next table to us

    2) (=adaptarse)
    3) * (=casarse) to marry into money
    4) frm

    acomodarse de — to provide o.s. with

    5) LAm (=ajustarse) [+ ropa, gafas] to adjust
    * * *
    (v.) = fit, suit, ease + Reflexivo + in
    Ex. Especially if the new subject is one which upsets the previous structure of relationships, it will be difficult to fit into the existing order.
    Ex. The records in a computer data base are structured in order to suit the information that is being stored for various applications.
    Ex. Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.
    * * *
    (v.) = fit, suit, ease + Reflexivo + in

    Ex: Especially if the new subject is one which upsets the previous structure of relationships, it will be difficult to fit into the existing order.

    Ex: The records in a computer data base are structured in order to suit the information that is being stored for various applications.
    Ex: Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.

    * * *

    ■acomodarse verbo reflexivo
    1 to make oneself comfortable
    2 (acostumbrarse) to adapt
    3 (adecuarse) el piso se acomoda a nuestras posibilidades, the flat is perfect for our needs
    ' acomodarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    plegarse
    - acomodar
    English:
    accommodate
    - settle down
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [instalarse] to make oneself comfortable;
    se acomodó en el sillón he settled down in the armchair
    2. [adaptarse] to adapt (a to);
    es una persona que se acomoda a todo she's a very easy-going person;
    el producto tendrá que acomodarse a los gustos del consumidor the product will have to give the consumer what they want
    3. CSur, Méx [colocarse en un trabajo] to set oneself up through connections
    4. RP [arreglarse] to straighten;
    acomodate el pelo antes de salir give your hair a brush before you go out
    * * *
    v/r
    1 make o.s. comfortable
    2 ( adaptarse) adapt (a to)
    * * *
    vr
    1) : to settle in
    2)
    acomodarse a : to adapt to
    * * *
    1. (colocarse) to settle down
    2. (acostumbrarse) to adapt / to adjust

    Spanish-English dictionary > acomodarse

  • 11 acumular

    v.
    to accumulate.
    le gusta acumular recuerdos de sus viajes she likes collecting souvenirs of her trips
    María acumula sus cosas viejas Mary accumulates her old stuff.
    María acumula tiquetes Mary accumulates=collects tickets.
    * * *
    1 to accumulate (datos) to gather; (dinero) to amass
    1 to accumulate, pile up, build up
    2 (gente) to gather
    * * *
    verb
    to accumulate, amass, gather
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ posesiones] to accumulate; [+ datos] to amass, gather
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <riquezas/poder> to accumulate; < experiencia> to gain
    2.
    acumularse v pron trabajo to pile up, mount up; intereses to accumulate; deudas to mount up
    * * *
    = accumulate, cumulate, heap, amass, pile, build up, mount, hoard, stockpile, stash, rack up, pile up, store up, cache, tot up, tote up.
    Ex. Bureaux can be useful for proving trials, and the deferment of commitments until a suitable size of data base has been accumulated in the computer system.
    Ex. Publish changes as they are accepted, in a periodical publication, cumulating these in a new edition of all or parts of the schedules, as suitable.
    Ex. It is true that assignments were being heaped upon him with immense rapidity, but he would be able to sort them out and contrive solutions.
    Ex. Many libraries amass a considerable amount of community literature, some of which is kept on permanent display.
    Ex. The first thing I did was pile them one on another and then sit on them while I looked at my other presents.
    Ex. A small committee of librarians, whenever they could spare time from their existing jobs and in their own time, began to build up a card file of information on available resources in the city.
    Ex. Finally, the scores of amendments, which had been issued to change rules or clarify their meaning, had mounted to the point where catalogers copies of the AACR were seriously out-of-date, if they were not bulging with tip-ins.
    Ex. What one might call 'fetishistic bibliomania' is a disease -- and few serious book-readers, let alone librarians, are free from a squirrel-like proclivity to hoard books.
    Ex. This type of dairies are generally interested in stockpiling annual ryegrass as a source of high-quality winter forage.
    Ex. When I went to the little boys/girls room to relieve myself I was suprised to see the amount of loo rolls stashed in the corner.
    Ex. How many honorary doctorates has the Judge racked up since then?.
    Ex. As the bills piled up and the little money she had dried up, friends and neighbors began to worry that she didn't have a prayer.
    Ex. Large volumes of water can be stored up for irrigation by erecting an earthen or masonry dam across the lower part of the vally of a river or stream.
    Ex. Previous studies in which squirrels were provisioned with an abundant supply of food found a reduction in the rate of caching.
    Ex. Babies cry for an average of five hours a day for the first three months and tot up 51 days in their first year, according to survey.
    Ex. When you tote up the carbon emissions caused by clearing land to grow corn, fertilizing it and transporting it, corn ethanol leaves twice the carbon footprint as gasoline.
    ----
    * acumular atrasos = build up + backlogs.
    * acumular demasiado estock = overstock.
    * acumular experiencia = garner + experience.
    * acumular polvo = gather + dust, collect + dust.
    * acumular problemas = build up + problems.
    * acumular reservas = stockpile.
    * acumularse = accrue.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <riquezas/poder> to accumulate; < experiencia> to gain
    2.
    acumularse v pron trabajo to pile up, mount up; intereses to accumulate; deudas to mount up
    * * *
    = accumulate, cumulate, heap, amass, pile, build up, mount, hoard, stockpile, stash, rack up, pile up, store up, cache, tot up, tote up.

    Ex: Bureaux can be useful for proving trials, and the deferment of commitments until a suitable size of data base has been accumulated in the computer system.

    Ex: Publish changes as they are accepted, in a periodical publication, cumulating these in a new edition of all or parts of the schedules, as suitable.
    Ex: It is true that assignments were being heaped upon him with immense rapidity, but he would be able to sort them out and contrive solutions.
    Ex: Many libraries amass a considerable amount of community literature, some of which is kept on permanent display.
    Ex: The first thing I did was pile them one on another and then sit on them while I looked at my other presents.
    Ex: A small committee of librarians, whenever they could spare time from their existing jobs and in their own time, began to build up a card file of information on available resources in the city.
    Ex: Finally, the scores of amendments, which had been issued to change rules or clarify their meaning, had mounted to the point where catalogers copies of the AACR were seriously out-of-date, if they were not bulging with tip-ins.
    Ex: What one might call 'fetishistic bibliomania' is a disease -- and few serious book-readers, let alone librarians, are free from a squirrel-like proclivity to hoard books.
    Ex: This type of dairies are generally interested in stockpiling annual ryegrass as a source of high-quality winter forage.
    Ex: When I went to the little boys/girls room to relieve myself I was suprised to see the amount of loo rolls stashed in the corner.
    Ex: How many honorary doctorates has the Judge racked up since then?.
    Ex: As the bills piled up and the little money she had dried up, friends and neighbors began to worry that she didn't have a prayer.
    Ex: Large volumes of water can be stored up for irrigation by erecting an earthen or masonry dam across the lower part of the vally of a river or stream.
    Ex: Previous studies in which squirrels were provisioned with an abundant supply of food found a reduction in the rate of caching.
    Ex: Babies cry for an average of five hours a day for the first three months and tot up 51 days in their first year, according to survey.
    Ex: When you tote up the carbon emissions caused by clearing land to grow corn, fertilizing it and transporting it, corn ethanol leaves twice the carbon footprint as gasoline.
    * acumular atrasos = build up + backlogs.
    * acumular demasiado estock = overstock.
    * acumular experiencia = garner + experience.
    * acumular polvo = gather + dust, collect + dust.
    * acumular problemas = build up + problems.
    * acumular reservas = stockpile.
    * acumularse = accrue.

    * * *
    acumular [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹riquezas/poder› to accumulate, amass; ‹experiencia› to gain
    to accumulate
    se acumula mucho polvo aquí a lot of dust accumulates o gathers here
    los intereses se van acumulando the interest is accumulating o ( frml) accruing, the interest is piling up ( colloq)
    el trabajo se iba acumulando work was piling o mounting up
    * * *

     

    acumular ( conjugate acumular) verbo transitivoriquezas/poder to accumulate;
    experiencia to gain
    acumularse verbo pronominal [ trabajo] to pile up, mount up;
    [ intereses] to accumulate;
    [ deudas] to mount up;
    [ polvo] to accumulate
    acumular verbo transitivo to accumulate
    ' acumular' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    perecedera
    - perecedero
    English:
    accumulate
    - amass
    - build up
    - collect
    - gather
    - hoard
    - pile up
    - run up
    - stockpile
    - store
    - store up
    - accrue
    - build
    * * *
    vt
    to accumulate;
    le gusta acumular recuerdos de sus viajes she likes collecting souvenirs of her trips;
    el tren fue acumulando retrasos en las diferentes paradas the train got further and further delayed at every stop
    * * *
    v/t accumulate
    * * *
    : to accumulate, to amass
    * * *
    acumular vb to accumulate

    Spanish-English dictionary > acumular

  • 12 acusar2

    2 = reveal, show.
    Nota: Verbo irregular: pasado showed, participio shown.
    Ex. A study of the major general schemes reveals a wide gulf between theory, as outlined in the previous chapter, and practice, as reflected in the major schemes.
    Ex. This shows a record in an abstracts based bibliographic data base.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusar2

  • 13 adecuarse

    VPR
    1) (=adaptarse) to adapt
    2) frm (=ser apropiado) to be suitable o right for sth
    * * *
    (v.) = fit, suit
    Ex. Especially if the new subject is one which upsets the previous structure of relationships, it will be difficult to fit into the existing order.
    Ex. The records in a computer data base are structured in order to suit the information that is being stored for various applications.
    * * *
    (v.) = fit, suit

    Ex: Especially if the new subject is one which upsets the previous structure of relationships, it will be difficult to fit into the existing order.

    Ex: The records in a computer data base are structured in order to suit the information that is being stored for various applications.

    * * *
    vpr
    [ser apropiado] to be appropriate (a for);
    las medidas se adecuan a las circunstancias the measures are in keeping with the situation;
    este apartamento se adecua a nuestras necesidades this apartment is well suited to o meets our needs;
    el programa puede adecuarse a las necesidades del cliente the programme can be adapted to the customer's needs;
    un producto que se adecua a todos los bolsillos a product which is affordable for everyone
    * * *
    v/r fit in (a with)
    * * *
    vr
    adecuarse a : to be appropriate for, to fit in with

    Spanish-English dictionary > adecuarse

  • 14 además

    adv.
    besides, also, furthermore, moreover.
    intj.
    furthermore, additionally.
    pres.indicat.
    2nd person singular (tú) present indicative of spanish verb: ademar.
    * * *
    1 (también) also, as well
    2 (es más) furthermore, what is more
    ¡y además, el coche es mío! and what's more, the car's mine!
    \
    además de as well as, in addition to
    además de gordo es feo as well as being fat, he's ugly
    * * *
    adv.
    also, besides, furthermore, moreover
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=también) [para añadir otro elemento] also, in addition frm; [para reforzar un comentario] what's more, besides, furthermore frm, moreover frm

    hay, además, pistas de tenis y campos de golf — there are also tennis courts and golf courses, in addition, there are tennis courts and golf courses frm

    y además, me dijo que no me quería — and what's more o and besides, he told me he didn't love me

    estoy cansado y, además, no me apetece — I'm tired, and what's more o besides, I don't feel like it

    quiero decirle, además, que esa no era mi intención — furthermore o moreover I want to tell you that that was not my intention frm

    2)

    además de — as well as, besides, in addition to frm

    además del alojamiento, necesitamos la comida — as well as o besides somewhere to stay we need food

    además de una fotocopia, se requiere el documento original — as well as o frm in addition to a photocopy, we require the original document

    el examen fue largo, además de difícil — the exam was long as well as difficult

    además de que+ indic as well as + ger

    además de que estaba cansado, no había comido — as well as being tired he hadn't eaten

    * * *
    1)

    además ¿a mí qué me importa? — anyway, what do I care?

    y es que además, la insultó — on top of everything else he insulted her

    señaló, además, que su objetivo era... — he indicated, furthermore o moreover, that his aim was to... (frml)

    2)

    además de — besides, apart from

    además de eso, está la cuestión del dinero — apart from that there is the question of money

    además de hacerte mal, engorda — besides o apart from o as well as being bad for you, it's also fattening

    además de hacerlos, los diseña — he designs them as well as making them

    * * *
    = additionally, also, aside, Verbo + further, further, furthermore, moreover, to boot, at that, for what it's worth [FWIW], and all, beyond that, withal, plus.
    Ex. Additionally, menu-based information retrieval systems permit the selected option to be indicated on a simple numerical keypad if so designed.
    Ex. This simple observation also goes some of the way towards explaining the variety of tools, methods and systems which are encountered in the organisation knowledge.
    Ex. Cost considerations aside, an informative abstract is to be preferred in most instances.
    Ex. Main classes are divided into subclasses which are further subdivided into form, place, time and subject aspects.
    Ex. Further, no guidance can be expected on alternative terms that are related to the searcher's initial search term.
    Ex. Furthermore, since each systems indexes a separate set of documents, each system will have a different natural indexing language.
    Ex. Moreover, it was stated that only selected elements of subject indexing will be included.
    Ex. Such information will soon be replete with the requisite illustrations and, if need be, with sound explanations to boot.
    Ex. Terry Lugg, on the other hand, is a much less active borrower, though more active than Stephen Hathaway, and takes books from the science collection, the pure sciences at that.
    Ex. For what it's worth, you can greatly extend the range by using an antenna.
    Ex. There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.
    Ex. Beyond that, a library can create these commons in cyberspace as well as in public buildings = Más aún, la biblioteca puede crear estos espacios públicos comunes en el ciberespacio además de en los edificios públicos.
    Ex. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
    Ex. All of these (except PREVIOUS and NEXT), plus some additional commands are also available from the Command Menu.
    ----
    * además de = along with, apart from, as well as, besides, coupled with, in addition (to), over and above, plus, quite apart from, aside from, on top of, other than, complete with, not least, beyond, together with, not to mention.
    * además de eso = add to this, beyond that.
    * además de..., hay otros + Nombre = with..., there are + other + Nombre.
    * además del belga = extra-Belgian.
    * además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).
    * Adjetivo + y además + Adjetivo = Adjetivo + if + Adjetivo.
    * referencia "véase además" = see also reference.
    * véase además = see also.
    * y además = then again, and on top of that.
    * y además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).
    * * *
    1)

    además ¿a mí qué me importa? — anyway, what do I care?

    y es que además, la insultó — on top of everything else he insulted her

    señaló, además, que su objetivo era... — he indicated, furthermore o moreover, that his aim was to... (frml)

    2)

    además de — besides, apart from

    además de eso, está la cuestión del dinero — apart from that there is the question of money

    además de hacerte mal, engorda — besides o apart from o as well as being bad for you, it's also fattening

    además de hacerlos, los diseña — he designs them as well as making them

    * * *
    = additionally, also, aside, Verbo + further, further, furthermore, moreover, to boot, at that, for what it's worth [FWIW], and all, beyond that, withal, plus.

    Ex: Additionally, menu-based information retrieval systems permit the selected option to be indicated on a simple numerical keypad if so designed.

    Ex: This simple observation also goes some of the way towards explaining the variety of tools, methods and systems which are encountered in the organisation knowledge.
    Ex: Cost considerations aside, an informative abstract is to be preferred in most instances.
    Ex: Main classes are divided into subclasses which are further subdivided into form, place, time and subject aspects.
    Ex: Further, no guidance can be expected on alternative terms that are related to the searcher's initial search term.
    Ex: Furthermore, since each systems indexes a separate set of documents, each system will have a different natural indexing language.
    Ex: Moreover, it was stated that only selected elements of subject indexing will be included.
    Ex: Such information will soon be replete with the requisite illustrations and, if need be, with sound explanations to boot.
    Ex: Terry Lugg, on the other hand, is a much less active borrower, though more active than Stephen Hathaway, and takes books from the science collection, the pure sciences at that.
    Ex: For what it's worth, you can greatly extend the range by using an antenna.
    Ex: There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.
    Ex: Beyond that, a library can create these commons in cyberspace as well as in public buildings = Más aún, la biblioteca puede crear estos espacios públicos comunes en el ciberespacio además de en los edificios públicos.
    Ex: And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
    Ex: All of these (except PREVIOUS and NEXT), plus some additional commands are also available from the Command Menu.
    * además de = along with, apart from, as well as, besides, coupled with, in addition (to), over and above, plus, quite apart from, aside from, on top of, other than, complete with, not least, beyond, together with, not to mention.
    * además de eso = add to this, beyond that.
    * además de..., hay otros + Nombre = with..., there are + other + Nombre.
    * además del belga = extra-Belgian.
    * además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).
    * Adjetivo + y además + Adjetivo = Adjetivo + if + Adjetivo.
    * referencia "véase además" = see also reference.
    * véase además = see also.
    * y además = then again, and on top of that.
    * y además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).

    * * *
    A
    estudia y además trabaja she's working as well as studying
    es caro y además no te queda bien it's expensive, and anyway o besides, it doesn't look right on you
    además ¿a mí qué me importa? anyway, what do I care?
    recuerdo, además, que iba vestida de azul I remember, moreover, that she was wearing blue o furthermore, I remember that she was wearing blue
    señaló, además, que su objetivo era … he indicated, furthermore o moreover, that his aim was to … ( frml)
    se casó con ella por el dinero, … y es que además te lo dice he married her for her money, and what's more, he'll tell you so himself
    B
    además de besides, apart from
    además de caro, es feo y demasiado grande not only is it expensive, it's also ugly and too big, besides being expensive, it's also ugly and too big
    además de + INF:
    además de hacerte mal, engorda apart from o as well as o besides being bad for you, it's also fattening
    * * *

     

    además adverbio
    1

    además habla ruso she speaks Russian as well o too



    además ¿a mí qué me importa? anyway, what do I care?

    2

    además de hacerte mal, engorda besides o apart from being bad for you, it's also fattening;
    además de hacerlos, los diseña he designs them as well as making them
    además adverbio moreover, furthermore: además, es un engreído, besides, he's arrogant
    además de, as well as: además de ser barata, es preciosa, as well as being cheap, it's also beautiful
    ' además' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amén
    - añadidura
    - aparte
    - encima
    - junta
    - junto
    - otra
    - otro
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    - poder
    - sobre
    - también
    - lado
    - más
    - parte
    English:
    addition
    - again
    - also
    - bargain
    - besides
    - bonus
    - both
    - furthermore
    - in
    - moreover
    - over
    - plus
    - still
    - well
    - aside
    - further
    - moonlight
    - more
    - that
    - then
    * * *
    además adv
    moreover, besides;
    [también] also;
    es guapa y además inteligente she's beautiful, and clever too;
    dijo, además, que no pensaba retirarse she also said that she didn't intend to retire;
    canta muy bien y además toca la guitarra not only does she sing very well, she also plays the guitar;
    no sólo es demasiado grande, sino que además te queda mal it's not just that it's too big, it doesn't suit you either;
    además hay que tener en cuenta que… it should, moreover, be remembered that…;
    además de as well as;
    además de simpático es inteligente as well as being nice, he's intelligent;
    además de perder el partido, enfadaron a la afición on top of losing the match they upset their supporters
    * * *
    I adv as well, besides
    II prp
    :
    además de as well as
    * * *
    además adv
    1) : besides, furthermore
    2)
    además de : in addition to, as well as
    * * *
    además adv
    1. (encima) what's more
    y además, ni siquiera es suyo and what's more, it's not even his
    2. (también) also / as well
    nos dieron comida y, además, algo de dinero they gave us some food and some money as well

    Spanish-English dictionary > además

  • 15 además de

    prep.
    in addition to, besides, plus, aside from.
    Le di mantequilla además de pan I gave him butter in addition to bread.
    * * *
    as well as, in addition to
    además de gordo es feo as well as being fat, he's ugly
    * * *
    besides, as well as
    * * *
    = along with, apart from, as well as, besides, coupled with, in addition (to), over and above, plus, quite apart from, aside from, on top of, other than, complete with, not least, beyond, together with, not to mention
    Ex. A crisp, even impression became the norm, along with the use of respectable paper and ink.
    Ex. Apart from the names of subjects, the names of corporate bodies, persons, chemicals, trade products, and trade names are some other possibilities.
    Ex. All means of conveying affinitive relationships list a number of terms which may be used as well as, or instead of, the original entry term.
    Ex. In a catalogue using main and added entries, all other entries besides the one main entry are added entries.
    Ex. And coupled with it, the simple answer, yes, I think made for a rather historic exchange, and it surely was worth the price of admission.
    Ex. In addition to the full edition, there exist abridged and medium editions of the scheme.
    Ex. Such posts were regarded as a welcome bonus over and above the traditional base market.
    Ex. All of these (except PREVIOUS and NEXT), plus some additional commands are also available from the Command Menu.
    Ex. Quite apart from a completely new vocabulary, the whole mystique of computers is still a source of bewilderment.
    Ex. The author maintains that, aside from increasing computational speed, and thus real-time control, musically no advances have been made.
    Ex. Librarians will have to acquire additional skills on top of the old ones.
    Ex. The advantages, other than the savings in costs, are that they allow the student to progress at an individual pace = Las ventajas, además del ahorro en los costes, son que permiten al estudiante avanzar a su propio ritmo.
    Ex. Such moulds were called double-faced to distinguish them from the ordinary single-faced moulds which continued to be used for making laid paper, complete with bar shadows, for the rest of the eighteenth century.
    Ex. Extra money for books is raised in a variety of ways, not least through the efforts of active parent/teachers' associations.
    Ex. Once it is available, duplicates in large quantities could probably be turned out for a cent apiece beyond the cost of materials.
    Ex. Most such bulletins list titles or abstracts, together with citations of relevant new documents in the subject area.
    Ex. UNIMARC could make a significant contribution to UBC but, if it is to succeed, it requires the co-operation and effort, not to mention the financial outlay, of all national MARC users.
    * * *
    = along with, apart from, as well as, besides, coupled with, in addition (to), over and above, plus, quite apart from, aside from, on top of, other than, complete with, not least, beyond, together with, not to mention

    Ex: A crisp, even impression became the norm, along with the use of respectable paper and ink.

    Ex: Apart from the names of subjects, the names of corporate bodies, persons, chemicals, trade products, and trade names are some other possibilities.
    Ex: All means of conveying affinitive relationships list a number of terms which may be used as well as, or instead of, the original entry term.
    Ex: In a catalogue using main and added entries, all other entries besides the one main entry are added entries.
    Ex: And coupled with it, the simple answer, yes, I think made for a rather historic exchange, and it surely was worth the price of admission.
    Ex: In addition to the full edition, there exist abridged and medium editions of the scheme.
    Ex: Such posts were regarded as a welcome bonus over and above the traditional base market.
    Ex: All of these (except PREVIOUS and NEXT), plus some additional commands are also available from the Command Menu.
    Ex: Quite apart from a completely new vocabulary, the whole mystique of computers is still a source of bewilderment.
    Ex: The author maintains that, aside from increasing computational speed, and thus real-time control, musically no advances have been made.
    Ex: Librarians will have to acquire additional skills on top of the old ones.
    Ex: The advantages, other than the savings in costs, are that they allow the student to progress at an individual pace = Las ventajas, además del ahorro en los costes, son que permiten al estudiante avanzar a su propio ritmo.
    Ex: Such moulds were called double-faced to distinguish them from the ordinary single-faced moulds which continued to be used for making laid paper, complete with bar shadows, for the rest of the eighteenth century.
    Ex: Extra money for books is raised in a variety of ways, not least through the efforts of active parent/teachers' associations.
    Ex: Once it is available, duplicates in large quantities could probably be turned out for a cent apiece beyond the cost of materials.
    Ex: Most such bulletins list titles or abstracts, together with citations of relevant new documents in the subject area.
    Ex: UNIMARC could make a significant contribution to UBC but, if it is to succeed, it requires the co-operation and effort, not to mention the financial outlay, of all national MARC users.

    Spanish-English dictionary > además de

  • 16 adornar

    v.
    1 to decorate.
    2 to adorn.
    Ellos adornaron la estancia They adorned the room.
    Ella adornó la verdad She adorned the truth.
    3 to be decorative.
    hace falta algo que adorne we need to add some sort of decorative touch
    * * *
    1 to adorn, decorate
    2 figurado to embellish
    * * *
    verb
    1) to adorn, decorate
    2) trim
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=decorar) to adorn, decorate (de with)
    (Cos) to trim (de with) (Culin) to garnish (de with)
    2) [+ persona] (=dotar) to endow, bless (de with)
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <habitación/sombrero/comida> to decorate
    b) <relato/discurso> to embellish
    c) flores/banderas to adorn
    2.
    adornarse v pron (refl) <cabeza/pelo> to adorn
    * * *
    = embroider, deck out, ornament, adorn, stud, embellish, grace, trim, drape, ornate.
    Ex. This very absence of quality is what makes these books attractive to children, not just because they are easy to read, undemanding, untaxing, but because the simplistic plots and characters leave children free to embroider and enrich the stories in their own way as they read.
    Ex. He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex. Then, from about 1830, the covering material was further ornamented in an embossing machine = Entonces, aproximadamente a partir de 1830, el material de la cubierta se adornaba aún más con la ayuda de una máquina de estampar en relieve.
    Ex. Florence used the occasion to boost its international prestige by creating a triumphal arch adorned with inscriptions and sculptures.
    Ex. Substantial improvements in access and off-street parking have been made, and shopping centers now stud the landscape.
    Ex. In industrial societies even the poorest people acquire artefacts to embellish their surroundings; such 'bric-a-brac' may in some cases be the detritus of a previous age or a more affluent environment, and in some cases is destined to become 'collectable' in time to come.
    Ex. The greatest living theoretician of descriptive cataloging, Professor Seymour Lubetzky, graced our library with his brilliance, insight, and fierce dedication to the integrity of the catalog.
    Ex. The scarf can be knit with pockets at the end to keep their hands toasty or trimmed with bobbles for a funky look.
    Ex. Classrooms were draped with cloth and garlanded with lattices and vines.
    Ex. The bottom of the map is ornated with a large decorative allegoric city view of Stralsund flanked by two sea monsters.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <habitación/sombrero/comida> to decorate
    b) <relato/discurso> to embellish
    c) flores/banderas to adorn
    2.
    adornarse v pron (refl) <cabeza/pelo> to adorn
    * * *
    = embroider, deck out, ornament, adorn, stud, embellish, grace, trim, drape, ornate.

    Ex: This very absence of quality is what makes these books attractive to children, not just because they are easy to read, undemanding, untaxing, but because the simplistic plots and characters leave children free to embroider and enrich the stories in their own way as they read.

    Ex: He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex: Then, from about 1830, the covering material was further ornamented in an embossing machine = Entonces, aproximadamente a partir de 1830, el material de la cubierta se adornaba aún más con la ayuda de una máquina de estampar en relieve.
    Ex: Florence used the occasion to boost its international prestige by creating a triumphal arch adorned with inscriptions and sculptures.
    Ex: Substantial improvements in access and off-street parking have been made, and shopping centers now stud the landscape.
    Ex: In industrial societies even the poorest people acquire artefacts to embellish their surroundings; such 'bric-a-brac' may in some cases be the detritus of a previous age or a more affluent environment, and in some cases is destined to become 'collectable' in time to come.
    Ex: The greatest living theoretician of descriptive cataloging, Professor Seymour Lubetzky, graced our library with his brilliance, insight, and fierce dedication to the integrity of the catalog.
    Ex: The scarf can be knit with pockets at the end to keep their hands toasty or trimmed with bobbles for a funky look.
    Ex: Classrooms were draped with cloth and garlanded with lattices and vines.
    Ex: The bottom of the map is ornated with a large decorative allegoric city view of Stralsund flanked by two sea monsters.

    * * *
    adornar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 «persona» ‹habitación› to decorate; ‹vestido/sombrero› to trim, decorate; ‹plato/comida› to garnish, decorate
    adornaron la iglesia con flores they decorated o ( liter) decked the church with flowers
    2 ‹relato/discurso› to embellish
    3 «flores/banderas» to adorn
    las banderas que adornan la fachada del hotel the flags which adorn the facade of the hotel
    las virtudes/cualidades que lo adornan ( liter); the virtues/qualities with which he is blessed ( liter)
    ( refl):
    los domingos se adornan y salen de paseo on Sundays they get dressed up and go out for a stroll
    se adornó los brazos con pulseras she adorned her arms with bracelets
    * * *

    adornar ( conjugate adornar) verbo transitivo
    a)habitación/sombrero/comida to decorate

    b)relato/discurso to embellish

    c) [flores/banderas] to adorn

    adornarse verbo pronominal ( refl) ‹cabeza/pelo to adorn
    adornar verbo transitivo to adorn, decorate
    ' adornar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cinta
    - peineta
    - purpurina
    English:
    adorn
    - deck
    - decorate
    - embellish
    - embroider
    - garnish
    - hang
    - trim
    - festoon
    * * *
    vt
    1. [decorar] to decorate;
    adornó la habitación con cuadros she decorated o hung the room with paintings
    2. [aderezar] to adorn ( con with);
    adornó el relato con florituras del lenguaje she embellished the story with fancy language
    vi
    to be decorative;
    hace falta algo que adorne we need to add some sort of decorative touch
    * * *
    v/t decorate
    * * *
    decorar: to decorate, to adorn
    * * *
    adornar vb to decorate

    Spanish-English dictionary > adornar

  • 17 adornitos

    Ex. In industrial societies even the poorest people acquire artefacts to embellish their surroundings; such ' bric-a-brac' may in some cases be the detritus of a previous age or a more affluent environment, and in some cases is destined to become 'collectable' in time to come.
    * * *

    Ex: In industrial societies even the poorest people acquire artefacts to embellish their surroundings; such ' bric-a-brac' may in some cases be the detritus of a previous age or a more affluent environment, and in some cases is destined to become 'collectable' in time to come.

    Spanish-English dictionary > adornitos

  • 18 adrede

    adv.
    on purpose, deliberately.
    * * *
    1 deliberately, on purpose, purposely
    * * *
    ADV on purpose, deliberately
    * * *
    adverbio on purpose, deliberately
    * * *
    = purposely, knowingly, studiously, on purpose.
    Ex. I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    Ex. The ways in which library professionals -- knowingly and unknowingly -- undermine intellectual freedom are discussed = Se analizan las formas en las que los profesionales de las bibliotecas, consciente o inconscientemente, socavan la libertad intelectual.
    Ex. Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex. Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    * * *
    adverbio on purpose, deliberately
    * * *
    = purposely, knowingly, studiously, on purpose.

    Ex: I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.

    Ex: The ways in which library professionals -- knowingly and unknowingly -- undermine intellectual freedom are discussed = Se analizan las formas en las que los profesionales de las bibliotecas, consciente o inconscientemente, socavan la libertad intelectual.
    Ex: Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex: Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.

    * * *
    deliberately, intentionally, on purpose
    * * *

    adrede adverbio
    on purpose, deliberately
    adrede adverbio deliberately, on purpose: has manchado mi blusa nueva adrede, you stained my new blouse on purpose
    ' adrede' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    propósito
    - querer
    English:
    fudge
    - knowingly
    - deliberately
    * * *
    adrede adv
    on purpose, deliberately
    * * *
    adv on purpose, deliberately
    * * *
    adrede adv
    : intentionally, on purpose
    * * *
    adrede adv on purpose

    Spanish-English dictionary > adrede

  • 19 afirmar

    v.
    1 to say, to declare.
    afirmó que… he stated that…
    afirmó haber hablado con ella he said o stated that he had talked to her
    2 to reinforce.
    3 to agree, to consent.
    afirmar con la cabeza to nod (in agreement)
    4 to affirm, to declare, to assure, to state.
    Ricardo afirma su inocencia Richard affirms his innocence.
    Elsa le afirma a Ricardo Elsa assures Richard.
    5 to make firm, to base, to brace, to anchor.
    Esos tornillos afirman la estructura Those screws make the structure firm.
    6 to claim to, to allege to.
    El chico afirma ser de Perú The boy claims to be from Peru.
    * * *
    1 (afianzar) to strengthen, reinforce
    2 (aseverar) to state, say, declare
    1 (asentir) to assent
    1 (ratificarse) to maintain (en, -)
    * * *
    verb
    to affirm, assert
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=reforzar) to make secure, strengthen
    2) (=declarar) to assert, state; [+ lealtad] to declare, protest
    3) LAm [+ golpe] to deal, give
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( aseverar) to state, declare, assert (frml)
    2) < escalera> to steady
    2. 3.
    afirmarse v pron
    a) ( físicamente) to steady oneself

    afirmarse en algo/alguien — to hold on to something/somebody

    b) (ratificarse, consolidarse)

    se afirmó en su posición/en lo que había dicho — she reaffirmed her stance/her previous statement

    * * *
    = affirm, contend, maintain, make + statement, make + the claim, state, submit, aver, assert, hold, make + claim.
    Ex. This move has probably affirmed the future of DC.
    Ex. The author contends that it is possible to view the search conducted with the aid of a series of menus as having strong similarities with the search through the hierarchy of a enumerative classification scheme.
    Ex. They maintain, in an article written for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) 'that automated cataloging systems have addressed only half of the problems of maintaining a library catalog'.
    Ex. Members of the audience were invited to ask questions, make statements, and express themselves freely.
    Ex. Within their own ranks most librarians have been calling themselves professionals since Melvil Dewey make the claim.
    Ex. Short abstracts are generally preferred, but there are instances where the most effective approach is to cite the original unamended, and to state that this is what has been done.
    Ex. I submit that no ordinary, right-minded library user who is looking for Western Behavioral Institute is going to look under LA JOLLA, California.
    Ex. It is, he has has averred, a discipline of its own and can be treated as such.
    Ex. Dialog is being injured and will continue to be injured if the American Chemical Society continues to assert falsely that Dialog is underpaying royalties.
    Ex. Some theorists hold that one stage must be completely worked through before the next stage can be entered.
    Ex. The claim is made that society is evolving from one whose formal communication patterns have, for centuries, been based primarily on print on paper to one in which communication channels will be largely paperless (electronic).
    ----
    * afirmar categóricamente = claim, make + a bold statement.
    * poderse afirmar que = it + be + safe to say that.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( aseverar) to state, declare, assert (frml)
    2) < escalera> to steady
    2. 3.
    afirmarse v pron
    a) ( físicamente) to steady oneself

    afirmarse en algo/alguien — to hold on to something/somebody

    b) (ratificarse, consolidarse)

    se afirmó en su posición/en lo que había dicho — she reaffirmed her stance/her previous statement

    * * *
    = affirm, contend, maintain, make + statement, make + the claim, state, submit, aver, assert, hold, make + claim.

    Ex: This move has probably affirmed the future of DC.

    Ex: The author contends that it is possible to view the search conducted with the aid of a series of menus as having strong similarities with the search through the hierarchy of a enumerative classification scheme.
    Ex: They maintain, in an article written for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) 'that automated cataloging systems have addressed only half of the problems of maintaining a library catalog'.
    Ex: Members of the audience were invited to ask questions, make statements, and express themselves freely.
    Ex: Within their own ranks most librarians have been calling themselves professionals since Melvil Dewey make the claim.
    Ex: Short abstracts are generally preferred, but there are instances where the most effective approach is to cite the original unamended, and to state that this is what has been done.
    Ex: I submit that no ordinary, right-minded library user who is looking for Western Behavioral Institute is going to look under LA JOLLA, California.
    Ex: It is, he has has averred, a discipline of its own and can be treated as such.
    Ex: Dialog is being injured and will continue to be injured if the American Chemical Society continues to assert falsely that Dialog is underpaying royalties.
    Ex: Some theorists hold that one stage must be completely worked through before the next stage can be entered.
    Ex: The claim is made that society is evolving from one whose formal communication patterns have, for centuries, been based primarily on print on paper to one in which communication channels will be largely paperless (electronic).
    * afirmar categóricamente = claim, make + a bold statement.
    * poderse afirmar que = it + be + safe to say that.

    * * *
    afirmar [A1 ]
    vt
    A (aseverar) to state, declare, assert ( frml)
    afirmó haberla visto allí he stated o said o declared o asserted that he had seen her there
    no afirmó ni negó que fuera así she neither confirmed nor denied that this was the case
    B ‹escalera› to steady
    ■ afirmar
    vi
    (físicamente) to steady oneself
    la necesidad de afirmarse como persona the need to assert oneself
    * * *

     

    afirmar ( conjugate afirmar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( aseverar) to state, declare, assert (frml);

    2 escalera to steady
    verbo intransitivo:

    afirmarse verbo pronominal ( físicamente) to steady oneself;
    afirmarse en algo/algn to hold on to sth/sb
    afirmar verbo transitivo
    1 (manifestar) to state, declare
    2 (apuntalar, consolidar) to strengthen, reinforce

    ' afirmar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    decir
    - mantener
    - sacudir
    - señalar
    English:
    affirm
    - assert
    - claim
    - obvious
    - profess
    - protest
    - state
    - allege
    * * *
    vt
    1. [decir] to say, to declare;
    afirmó que… he said o stated that…;
    afirmó haber hablado con ella he said o stated that he had talked to her
    2. [reforzar] to reinforce
    vi
    [asentir] to agree, to consent;
    afirmó con la cabeza she nodded (in agreement)
    * * *
    v/t state, declare;
    * * *
    1) : to state, to affirm
    2) reforzar: to make firm, to strengthen
    * * *
    afirmar vb to state / to say [pt. & pp. said]
    afirmar con la cabeza to nod your head [pt. & pp. nodded]

    Spanish-English dictionary > afirmar

  • 20 ajuste

    m.
    1 fitting.
    ajuste de cuentas settling of scores
    2 adjustment, setting, fix, adjusting.
    3 fit.
    4 final touch, smoothing.
    5 imposition, enactment.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: ajustar.
    * * *
    1 (unión) adjustment, fitting
    2 TÉCNICA assembly
    3 COMERCIO settlement, fixing
    4 (tipografía) make-up, composition
    \
    ajuste de cuentas figurado settling of scores
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Téc) adjustment

    ¿cómo se hace el ajuste del brillo en este televisor? — how do you adjust the brightness on this television?

    carta 7)
    2) (=adaptación) adjustment

    ajuste de plantilla Esp redeployment of labour o (EEUU) labor

    3) (=pacto)
    4) (Cos)
    5) (Tip) composition, make-up
    6) (Jur) (=honorarios) retaining fee; (=sobrepaga) bonus
    7) Méx [de motor] overhaul
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( apretamiento) tightening (up)
    b) ( regulación) adjustment
    2) (de gastos, horarios) readjustment; ( de sueldos) adjustment
    3) ( de precio) fixing
    * * *
    = adjustment, alignment, customisation [customization, -USA], fine tuning [fine-tuning], tightening up, tweaking, tailoring, tweak, tightening, refinement.
    Ex. Even in situations where there is a published list covering the requirements of the type of library to be indexed, this list is likely to require adjustment in order to make it compatible with local requirements.
    Ex. Word processing packages must be able to permit the user to manipulate test, as is necessary in alignment of margins, insertion and deletion of paragraphs, arrange for text to appear in the centre of the page and underline.
    Ex. The evaluation model therefore is subject to a degree of customisation to adapt it to the project environment.
    Ex. A second important purpose was to facilitate the initial ' fine tuning' of the system following its initial deployment.
    Ex. This appears to be a tightening up of the definition rather than a new approach.
    Ex. The PCC intends that Program records, full or core, represent acceptable bibliographic control such that record ' tweaking' at the local level is minimized.
    Ex. To haul themselves out of their bog, their networks must facilitate tailoring of records to meet local needs.
    Ex. This system simultaneously searches the Web and a large, multidisciplinary, full text database, using a relevance system with some clever tweaks.
    Ex. Previous policies allowed professional interaction but recent tightening has made that more difficult.
    Ex. Also search strategy can be modified relatively easily, where only refinements or slight modifications in index terms are appropriate.
    ----
    * ajuste de cuentas = grudge fight, grudge match, settling of scores.
    * ajuste de la componente estacional = seasonal adjustment.
    * ajuste estacional = seasonal adjustment.
    * buen ajuste = good fit.
    * hacer ajustes = make + adjustment.
    * hacer pequeños ajustes = tinker + around the edges, tinker with.
    * pequeños ajustes = tinkering.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( apretamiento) tightening (up)
    b) ( regulación) adjustment
    2) (de gastos, horarios) readjustment; ( de sueldos) adjustment
    3) ( de precio) fixing
    * * *
    = adjustment, alignment, customisation [customization, -USA], fine tuning [fine-tuning], tightening up, tweaking, tailoring, tweak, tightening, refinement.

    Ex: Even in situations where there is a published list covering the requirements of the type of library to be indexed, this list is likely to require adjustment in order to make it compatible with local requirements.

    Ex: Word processing packages must be able to permit the user to manipulate test, as is necessary in alignment of margins, insertion and deletion of paragraphs, arrange for text to appear in the centre of the page and underline.
    Ex: The evaluation model therefore is subject to a degree of customisation to adapt it to the project environment.
    Ex: A second important purpose was to facilitate the initial ' fine tuning' of the system following its initial deployment.
    Ex: This appears to be a tightening up of the definition rather than a new approach.
    Ex: The PCC intends that Program records, full or core, represent acceptable bibliographic control such that record ' tweaking' at the local level is minimized.
    Ex: To haul themselves out of their bog, their networks must facilitate tailoring of records to meet local needs.
    Ex: This system simultaneously searches the Web and a large, multidisciplinary, full text database, using a relevance system with some clever tweaks.
    Ex: Previous policies allowed professional interaction but recent tightening has made that more difficult.
    Ex: Also search strategy can be modified relatively easily, where only refinements or slight modifications in index terms are appropriate.
    * ajuste de cuentas = grudge fight, grudge match, settling of scores.
    * ajuste de la componente estacional = seasonal adjustment.
    * ajuste estacional = seasonal adjustment.
    * buen ajuste = good fit.
    * hacer ajustes = make + adjustment.
    * hacer pequeños ajustes = tinker + around the edges, tinker with.
    * pequeños ajustes = tinkering.

    * * *
    A
    1 (apretamiento) tightening (up)
    2 (regulación) adjustment
    3 (de páginas) makeup, composition
    Compuesto:
    ( Inf) word wrap
    B
    1 (de gastos, horarios) readjustment
    ajuste de plantilla redeployment of labor/staff
    2 (de sueldos) adjustment
    C (de precio) fixing
    sólo falta el ajuste del precio all that remains is to fix the price
    Compuesto:
    settling of scores
    * * *

     

    Del verbo ajustar: ( conjugate ajustar)

    ajusté es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    ajuste es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    ajustar    
    ajuste
    ajustar ( conjugate ajustar) verbo transitivo
    1

    b)volumen/temperatura to adjust;


    c)retrovisor/asiento/cinturón de seguridad to adjust

    d) ( encajar) ‹ piezas to fit

    2 ( en costura) to take in
    3
    a)gastos/horarios› ajuste algo a algo to adapt sth to sth

    b)sueldos/precios to adjust

    4 ( concertar) to fix, set
    5 cuentas› ( sacar el resultado de) to balance;
    ( saldar) to settle
    verbo intransitivo
    to fit
    ajustarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( refl) ‹ cinturón de seguridad to adjust
    2 [ piezas] to fit
    ajustar verbo transitivo
    1 to adjust
    2 (apretar) to tighten
    (encajar) to fit
    3 Fin (cuenta) to settle
    ♦ Locuciones: figurado ¡ya te ajustaré las cuentas!, I'll get even with you!
    ajuste sustantivo masculino
    1 adjustment
    2 (económico) settlement
    figurado ajuste de cuentas, settling of scores
    ' ajuste' also found in these entries:
    English:
    adjust
    - adjustment
    - fit
    - setting
    * * *
    ajuste nm
    1. [de pieza] fitting;
    [de mecanismo] adjustment
    2. [ecónomico]
    las medidas de ajuste económico propuestas por el gobierno the economic measures proposed by the government
    ajuste de plantilla downsizing;
    ajustes presupuestarios budget adjustments;
    ajuste salarial wage adjustment
    3. RDom, Ven [pago único] = agreed payment for a piece of work
    4. Ven Fam [arreglo] deal;
    le va mal porque no hizo ajuste con los poderosos de turno it's going badly for him because he didn't square things o do a deal with those in power at the time
    5. Fig ajuste de cuentas:
    los ajustes de cuentas son frecuentes entre bandas rivales the settling of scores is common amongst rival gangs;
    murió en un ajuste de cuentas he died in a tit-for-tat killing
    * * *
    m adjustment;
    ajuste de cuentas settling of scores
    * * *
    ajuste nm
    1) : adjustment
    2) : tightening
    * * *
    ajuste n adjustment

    Spanish-English dictionary > ajuste

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