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velar
adjective
1. velar (anatomy & linguistics)
intransitive verb
1. (cuidar)
  • velar por to look after, to watch over
2. to stay awake (no dormir)
transitive verb
3. to keep a vigil over (de noche) (muerto); to sit up with (enfermo)
4. to mask, to veil (ocultar)
5. to damage by exposure to sunlight (photography)
velarse
pronominal verb
1. to be damaged by exposure to sunlight (photography)
velar
transitive verb
1 [+enfermo] to sit up with; [+muerto] to keep vigil over
2 (Mil) to watch; keep watch over
3 (Latinoamérica) (codiciar) to look covetously at
intransitive verb
1 (permanecer despierto) to stay awake; go without sleep
he pasado la noche velando
2
velar por algo/algn (cuidar) to look after sth/sb; velaba por la salud de sus hijos she looked after her children's health; nadie vela por mis intereses nobody watches over my interests; tendremos que velar por que esto no se repita we'll have to see to it o ensure that this doesn't happen again
3 (Religión) to keep vigil
4 [+arrecife] to appear
velar
transitive verb
1 (Fotografía) to fog
2 (cubrir con un velo) to veil
3 (ocultar) to conceal
pronominal verb
velarse
1 (Fotografía) to fog
2 (cubrirse con un velo) to veil o.s.
velar
adjective
(Lingüística) velar
Verb Conjugations for velar
Gerund: velando
Participle: velado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yovelovelévelabavelaríavelaré
velasvelastevelabasvelaríasvelarás
él/ella/Ud.velavelóvelabavelaríavelará
nosotrosvelamosvelamosvelábamosvelaríamosvelaremos
vosotrosveláisvelasteisvelabaisvelaríaisvelaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.velanvelaronvelabanvelaríanvelarán
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