Translation of differentiate in Spanish:


distinguir, v.

Pronunciation /ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃɪeɪt//ˌdɪfəˈrɛn(t)ʃiˌeɪt/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (recognize distinction)
    I don't differentiate between them yo no distingo entre ellos
    • Only the deeper contrast of the figure differentiates it from the vegetation and tenuously relegates the forest to a safe atmospheric distance.
    • Not only must you pick the high scorers each week, but you must differentiate your roster from owners in front of you.
    • They are used to differentiating between real and made-up.
    • 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.
    • While most of us can easily identify a cactus, it may be harder to differentiate between an agave and an aloe.
    • 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.
    • The government, it seems, has yet to get a full grasp of differentiating between the personal and the political.
    • Voters are differentiating between parties and their leaders.
    • A brand is essentially a way of giving a product a unique identity which differentiates it from its near competitors.
    • 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 chapter on the challenges of bird identification explains how to differentiate similar species, such as the downy and the hairy woodpecker.
    • 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.
    • ‘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.
    • The main problem in the recognition of these lesions lies in differentiating them from primary breast carcinomas.
    • 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.
    • Whenever, therefore, we need to identify something, we do so by differentiating it from what it is not.
    • It is time that students in institutions of higher learning in Zambia began differentiating between misplaced student militarism and academic development.
    • Attributes of Victorian and Edwardian middle-class identity served to differentiate the young clerk from those with full middle-class status.
    • The hegemonic hold of Consumer Culture is so great that we cannot differentiate what is ours and what is theirs.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Many adolescents had difficulty identifying key variables to differentiate a male friend from a boyfriend.
    • 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.
    • It is not true that thousands of employers are fretting about differentiating between the brightest students.
    • The only way to differentiate these substances is by determining the structural formula for each substance.
    • Prosecutors and judges will have no difficulty in differentiating between cases, however inventive are those determined to break a democratically enacted law.
    • We experienced some difficulty identifying whale species during the count, especially differentiating between bowhead and gray whales.
    • 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.
    • However, the survey shows homeowners are consciously differentiating between general expenditure and spending on property, which they still view as a long-term investment.
    • This is one of the first steps the wizard takes towards differentiating between delusion and fact.
    • Participants were instructed to distinguish or differentiate competence from job performance, which we defined as how well employees actually performed their jobs.
    • I have to admit to having trouble differentiating between the strategic use of the truth and propaganda.
    • However, neither system accurately identifies vehicles needed for wartime missions or differentiates between wartime- and peacetime-use vehicles.
    • Special stains, immunohistochemical studies, and electron microscopic studies are needed to differentiate these 2 tumors.
    • 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.
    • It is not yet possible for patients to recognise faces, but they can at least differentiate large objects that are moving in their environment.
    • Those can identify and differentiate different communities whether religious, professional or cultural.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 2

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

transitive verb

  • 1formal

    to differentiate sth from sth diferenciar / distinguir algo de algo
  • 2

    (expression/function) diferenciar
    • When trying to differentiate a complicated function, the method is to decompose it into simpler components, and work with these separately.
    • The chain rule will allow us to differentiate functions that consist of exponential brackets.
    • Both functions are continuous and are easily differentiated.
    • 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.