despedir

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin de + expetere, from petere.

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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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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish espedir (to ask to leave), influenced by des-, from expetō (to claim, to demand), from petō (to request, to seek).

Verb[edit]

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, with “de”) to say goodbye (to someone)
    Despídete de ellos.
    Say goodbye to them.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: e weakens to i in certain conjugations.

References[edit]

  • despedir” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN