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PortugueseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin de + expetere, from petere.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

despedir (first-person singular present indicative despeço, past participle despedido)

  1. (transitive) fire (terminate the employment of)
    Synonyms: demitir, dispensar, exonerar, destituir
    Antonyms: contratar, empregar
  2. (reflexive) To say goodbye to someone.
    Antonyms: saudar, cumprimentar

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin de + expetere, from petere.[1]

VerbEdit

despedir (first-person singular present despido, first-person singular preterite despedí, past participle despedido)

  1. to dismiss.
  2. to fire from a job.
    Está usted despedido.
    You're fired.
  3. (reflexive) de To say goodbye to someone.

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: e weakens to i in certain conjugations.

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