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Borrowed from Latin dīrigere (steer, direct).

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dirigir (first-person singular present dirigeixo, first-person singular preterite dirigí, past participle dirigit)

  1. to guide; to direct

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Portuguese

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Latin dīrigere (to steer, to direct).

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dirigir (first-person singular present dirijo, first-person singular preterite dirigi, past participle dirigido)

  1. (transitive) to drive (a vehicle)
    Synonym: conduzir
    Ele dirigiu o carro de seu pai.He drove his father's car.
  2. (intransitive) to drive any vehicle
    Synonym: conduzir
    O Pedro dirige muito bem.Peter drives very well.
  3. (transitive) to command, to rule, to control (something)
    Synonyms: administrar, gerir, guiar, presidir, controlar, comandar, governar
    O presidente dirigiu aquele país por muito tempo.The president ruled that country for a long time.
  4. to direct a film
  5. (reflexive) to head (move in a specified direction)
    Synonyms: ir, rumar

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:dirigir.

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Spanish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin dīrigere (steer, direct).

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  • IPA(key): /diɾiˈxiɾ/ [d̪i.ɾiˈxiɾ]
  • Rhymes: -iɾ
  • Syllabification: di‧ri‧gir

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dirigir (first-person singular present dirijo, first-person singular preterite dirigí, past participle dirigido)

  1. to direct
  2. to lead, guide, conduct
  3. to steer
  4. (takes a reflexive pronoun) (+ a) to address, direct to
  5. (takes a reflexive pronoun) (+ a) to head, to make one's way, to head over

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