- 1 1.1 [Fís] [Ópt] image; [TV] picture, image dale más brillo a la imagen turn up the brightness 1.2 (foto) picture 1.3 (en un espejo) reflection contemplaba su imagen en el agua he was contemplating his reflection in the water el espejo le devolvió una imagen triste y envejecida he saw a sad, aging face looking back at him in the mirror a su imagen y semejanza, Dios creó al hombre a su imagen y semejanza God created man in his own image las ha educado a su imagen y semejanza she has brought them up to be just like her ser la viva or misma imagen de algn/algo, es la misma imagen de su padre he's the spitting image of his father [colloquial/familiar], he's exactly like his father es la viva imagen del entusiasmo he's enthusiasm itself o enthusiasm personified 1.4 (en la mente) picture solo conservo una imagen muy borrosa de él I only have a very vague picture in my mind of him o a very vague memory of him tenía una imagen muy distinta del lugar I had a very different mental image o picture of the place tenía una imagen confusa de lo ocurrido his idea o memory of what had happened was confused
- 2 (de un político, cantante, país) image quiere proyectar una imagen renovada she wants to project a new image su imagen se ha visto afectada por estas derrotas his image has suffered as a result of these defeats
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.