Translation of characterize in Spanish:


caracterizar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈkɛrəktəˌraɪz/ /ˈkarəktərʌɪz/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (be typical of)
    • Australian media organizations do not seem to have been characterized by enlightened personnel practices.
    • A predilection for forms over human figures characterises her work in installation art.
    • It was a social relationship characterized by an unequal distribution of power and resources.
    • His fiction is characterized by a densely referential and ironic style and by a preoccupation with the act of writing itself.
    • The cities are characterized by low - density housing and dependence on private cars.
    • The Asian business culture is mostly characterized by relationships based on trust and confidence.
    • It is characterized by inadequate energy and a feeling that one's emotional resources are consumed.
    • At its best, the wine is characterized by ripe, firm acidity, and about 65 per cent is dry.
    • The house is characterized by peeling paint and uneven flooring that may become a danger to the occupants.
    • It is characterized by fever, rash, vomiting, diarrhea and is caused by bacteria.
    • Those early years of our young republic were characterized by chaos and confusion.
    • In spite of this the Oxford examination system is characterised by a distinct lack of accountability to the student body.
    • They believe young children developing language skills are better at picking up the more distinct vowel sounds which characterise baby talk.
    • Consistently high temperatures, with no distinct dry season, characterize the climate of this region.
    • For some, it is characterised by periods of relapse and remission, while for others it has a progressive pattern.
    • Each period of time is characterised by the ideas espoused at that time and these ideas compared with similar ones of the past.
    • Instead, he claims the period was characterised by civil wars and broken treaties.
    • The early part of the period was characterised by modest profit levels despite the vast expansion of the domestic market.
    • The cycle is characterised by a period of growth, then strong growth and then recession.
    • All boom periods have been characterised by a huge increase in personal and corporate leverage.
  • 2

    to characterize sth/sb as sth calificar algo/a algn de algo
    • It's just not accurate to characterize newspaper design as anything but dynamic.
    • How could we characterise the nature of conflicts that have emerged throughout the world?
    • Some historians characterize Du Bois's thinking as riddled with contradiction.
    • Only the most revisionist historian would characterize the Confederacy as an insurgency.
    • That would involve a characterisation of those laws and there might well be difficulty in characterising those laws as anything other than penal, when one looks at the purpose of the laws.
    • A brand is simply a story or symbol, a way of describing or characterizing an idea, a product or service.
    • The second stage is characterized as a period of change in syntax and morphology yet stability in lexicon and fluency.
    • Marx characterises this period partly in terms of a change in the form of surplus value.
    • In a context such as the present, it is necessary to identify and characterise the suggested error, and relate it to the legal rubric under which a decision is challenged.
    • Mr. Kendall testified that what was being described he would characterize as a workmanship deficiency.
    • He characterises descriptive metaphysics as formulating expressions of norms of representation.
    • Mark clearly associates the storm with evil by characterizing the wind with the same language he used to describe the demon exorcised by Jesus in chapter 1.
    • It is only when he is describing the problems of performing the symphonies that he characterises them at all.
    • It used to be that when you introduced a new material, you spent 10 years characterizing it and understanding it.
    • Second, this study suggests that drugs have to be characterized also in terms of the timescale of their effects.
    • The text can be characterized in terms of its length and inherent interest.
    • However, only a small number of hotspots have been characterized in detail.
    • Because performance was so good, it was difficult to characterize differences associated with better or worse performance.
    • Such reactions have been characterized to a considerable extent for this family of proteins that exists as dimers.
    • A total of 112 such mutations have been isolated and characterized in this study.
  • 3

    (a personajes de ficción) describir
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