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relieve

Translation of relieve in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 1 [Geografía/Geography] un mapa del relieve de España a relief map of Spain la ladera occidental tiene un relieve muy accidentado the western slopes are very rugged
  • 3 (importancia) prominence firmaron la carta personas de gran relieve the letter was signed by some very prominent people no hay institución de más relieve en ese campo it is the leading institution in that field esta noticia da especial relieve a la reunión de mañana this news lends special importance to tomorrow's meeting o/or makes tomorrow's meeting especially important la presencia del Rey dio relieve a la ceremonia the King's presence lent an added grandeur to the ceremony poner de relieve to highlight pusieron de relieve la necesidad de mejorar la infraestructura they highlighted o emphasized o stressed the need to improve the infrastructure

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