comprobar translation English | Spanish-English dictionary

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comprobar  

      vt  
1    (=examinar)  
  [+billete, documento, frenos]  
to check  
compruebe el aceite antes de salir de viaje      check your oil before setting out  
compruebe el cambio antes de salir de la tienda      check your change before leaving the shop  
comprobó la hora y decidió marcharse      he checked the time and decided to leave  
tendré que comprobar si se han cumplido los objetivos      I shall have to see o check whether the objectives have been met  
necesito algún documento para comprobar su identidad      I need some document that proves your identity, I need some proof of identity  
compruebe nuestros productos usted mismo      try our products for yourself  
2    (=confirmar)  
  [+teoría, existencia]  
to prove  
  [+eficacia, veracidad]  
to verify, confirm  
pudimos comprobar que era verdad      we were able to verify o confirm o establish that it was true  
comprobó sus ideas experimentalmente      he proved his arguments through experiments  
3    frm   (=darse cuenta)   to realize  
comprobaron que el candidato era demasiado joven      they realized that the candidate was too young  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
pudimos comprobar que era verdad exp.
we were able to verify {o} confirm {o} establish that it was true

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
I have to check if it really is like that
exp.
I need some document that proves your identity
exp.
I need some proof of identity
exp.
I'm delighted {o} very pleased to see that he's still got his sense of humour
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'comprobar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
comprobar el material
exp.
volver a comprobar que ...
vi.
comprobar el código de origen
[INFO]
vi.
comprobar el potencial de contaminación
exp.
comprobar puntos en una lista
exp.
comprobar {or} revisar algo
exp.
le cumple a usted comprobar que
exp.
usó un palo para comprobar la solidez del hielo
v.
1) comprobar (vi), 2) comprobar (vt)
[BIZ]
v.
1) comprobar (vi), 2) comprobar (vt), 3) marcar (vt)
[INFO]

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