Translation of differentiate in Spanish:

differentiate

distinguir, v.

Pronunciation /ˌdɪfəˈrɛn(t)ʃiˌeɪt//ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃɪeɪt/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (recognize distinction)
    distinguir
    I don't differentiate between them yo no distingo entre ellos
    • It is not yet possible for patients to recognise faces, but they can at least differentiate large objects that are moving in their environment.
    • Not only must you pick the high scorers each week, but you must differentiate your roster from owners in front of you.
    • I know the original French structure suggests it's already in the past-tense, but this is English, and there has to be some means of differentiating between the noun and the adjective.
    • The chapter on the challenges of bird identification explains how to differentiate similar species, such as the downy and the hairy woodpecker.
    • Prosecutors and judges will have no difficulty in differentiating between cases, however inventive are those determined to break a democratically enacted law.
    • The only way to differentiate these substances is by determining the structural formula for each substance.
    • However, the survey shows homeowners are consciously differentiating between general expenditure and spending on property, which they still view as a long-term investment.
    • However, neither system accurately identifies vehicles needed for wartime missions or differentiates between wartime- and peacetime-use vehicles.
    • According to the explanation, the illusion takes advantage of the way in which the human visual system evolved to differentiate shapes and find edges, not to make fine distinctions in color.
    • While most of us can easily identify a cactus, it may be harder to differentiate between an agave and an aloe.
    • We will also attempt to determine the line that differentiates the normal from the abnormal, and how to deal with each of these cases as a result of this demarcation.
    • A brand is essentially a way of giving a product a unique identity which differentiates it from its near competitors.
    • Only the deeper contrast of the figure differentiates it from the vegetation and tenuously relegates the forest to a safe atmospheric distance.
    • Voters are differentiating between parties and their leaders.
    • This is one of the first steps the wizard takes towards differentiating between delusion and fact.
    • Many adolescents had difficulty identifying key variables to differentiate a male friend from a boyfriend.
    • Participants were instructed to distinguish or differentiate competence from job performance, which we defined as how well employees actually performed their jobs.
    • Those can identify and differentiate different communities whether religious, professional or cultural.
    • ‘True gay rock star lives,’ she adds, heavy on the irony, because she is the most vocal about differentiating her art from her sexual identity.
    • Under the programme, in addition to differentiating between day and night, parents were told to settle a sleepy baby in a cot and avoid cuddling or feeding the child to sleep at night.
    • I have to admit to having trouble differentiating between the strategic use of the truth and propaganda.
    • In those early days I accepted the conventional wisdom that the powers and functions of head of state resided with the Queen but were exercised by the governor-general, and I tried to find some way of differentiating their roles.
    • We experienced some difficulty identifying whale species during the count, especially differentiating between bowhead and gray whales.
    • Likewise, she adds, the study may not be differentiating between the amount of ‘quality time’ that parents spend with their children from the time they spend in the same house as them.
    • They are used to differentiating between real and made-up.
    • Or at worst, use a two-tier system, differentiating between those who make it into Parliament or have a certain number of audited members or poll close to the threshold, and those who don't.
    • If this is the case, naturalistic methodology should have no problem differentiating between what is produced by undirected natural causes and that which is produced by intelligent causes.
    • It is not true that thousands of employers are fretting about differentiating between the brightest students.
    • This is the first challenge in the process of managing spam: how to get a computer to analyze these strings to recognize and differentiate the welcome from the unwelcome emails.
    • The first sessions were devoted to presenting a social learning view of depression and guiding the participant in learning how to identify and differentiate mood states.
    • The problem is not whether one differentiates between the two types of weapons; the problem is whether one can find reliable and timely means of detecting their use.
    • Attributes of Victorian and Edwardian middle-class identity served to differentiate the young clerk from those with full middle-class status.
    • Our own system of jurisprudence differentiates between crimes and torts and also takes into consideration such concepts as intent, depraved indifference, negligence, gross negligence, etc.
    • Whenever, therefore, we need to identify something, we do so by differentiating it from what it is not.
    • The main problem in the recognition of these lesions lies in differentiating them from primary breast carcinomas.
    • Special stains, immunohistochemical studies, and electron microscopic studies are needed to differentiate these 2 tumors.
    • The hegemonic hold of Consumer Culture is so great that we cannot differentiate what is ours and what is theirs.
    • It is time that students in institutions of higher learning in Zambia began differentiating between misplaced student militarism and academic development.
    • The government, it seems, has yet to get a full grasp of differentiating between the personal and the political.
    • This could present the police with difficulties in maintaining public order and differentiating between who is breaking the bylaw and who is not, the report adds.
  • 2

    Biology
    (cells/tissue) experimentar un proceso de diferenciación
    (tissue/cells) diferenciarse
    • Recent reports suggest that adult stem cells can differentiate into developmentally unrelated cell types.
    • Once B cells have come into contact with an antigen they proliferate and differentiate into antibody secreting cells.
    • However, we found that cells that are terminally differentiated and metabolically inactive often show no DNA signals in the nucleus at all.
    • By developing suitable tests with embryonic stem cells as they differentiate to germ cells we can investigate the action of these chemicals in the laboratory.
    • Proecdysial growth of the limb bud consists of rapid growth of the muscle cells that were differentiated during the basal growth period.

transitive verb

  • 1formal

    (distinguish)
    diferenciar
    distinguir
    to differentiate sth from sth diferenciar / distinguir algo de algo
  • 2

    Mathematics
    (function/expression) diferenciar
    • When trying to differentiate a complicated function, the method is to decompose it into simpler components, and work with these separately.
    • We will also think about how functions are built from component parts, and how we differentiate a function by considering these parts individually and how they are combined.
    • In his reply Leibniz gave some details of the principles of his differential calculus including the rule for differentiating a function of a function.
    • The chain rule will allow us to differentiate functions that consist of exponential brackets.
    • Both functions are continuous and are easily differentiated.