Translation of pluralize in Spanish:


pluralizar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈplʊrəˌlaɪz//ˈplʊər(ə)lʌɪz/

transitive verb

  • 1

    poner en plural
    • If the compound is pluralized, the plural morpheme attaches only to the second element, not to the first, or to both: girl-friends, * girls-friends, * girls-friend.
    • Intriguingly, in all 102 instances that I recorded of the phrase ‘failed businessman’ appearing in print media, only once was it a direct quotation; this is also the one time when it was pluralised.
    • They certainly never learned how to pluralize nouns ending in ‘y.’
    • My biggest beef, though, is with the erroneous use of apostrophes to pluralize acronyms and abbreviations like CEOs, GIs, and CDs.
    • Now I know how to pluralise a remarkable number of nouns.
  • 2

    (society/culture) pluralizar
    • In recent years, Australian society has differentiated and pluralised.
    • In line with this trend, the newly pluralized social landscape also saw the appearance of a host of religious activists with backgrounds and interests different from those of classically-educated Muslim scholars (ulama).
    • Various theologies compete for attention in a highly pluralized field, and no theology has made much of a public impact.
    • So preparation is a behavior whose first motion instantly pluralizes itself.
    • It is insufficient already because it only pluralizes the perspective of observation and precisely fails to enter into the position of the participants.
    • Contemporary Western feminist theory in the 1980s moved beyond the dialogues that sought to differentiate feminisms from each other and instead began to articulate a more pluralized notion of feminism at its core.
    • He argued that ‘you cannot pluralise civilisation.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    formar el plural