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vigilar
transitive verb
1. to guard (preso, banco); to keep an eye on (niño, bolso); to watch over (enfermo); to oversee (proceso)
  • vigila que nadie toque esto make sure no-one touches this
  • me vigilan desde hace días they've been watching me for days
intransitive verb
2. to keep watch
  • vigilar por algo to (keep a) watch over something
vigilar
transitive verb
1 [+niño, enfermo, equipaje, máquina] to keep an eye on; watch
vigila a los niños para que no se hagan daño keep an eye on o watch the children to see they don't get hurt; vigila el arroz para que no se pegue keep an eye on the rice to make sure it doesn't stick
2 [+trabajo] to supervise
3 [+presos] to guard; [+frontera] to guard; police
vigilaban de cerca al sospechoso they kept a close watch on the suspect
intransitive verb
to keep watch
tú vigila fuera mientras yo me escondo you keep a lookout o keep watch outside while I hide; vigilar por algo to watch over sth; su misión es vigilar por la seguridad del Estado his task is to watch over national security
Verb Conjugations for vigilar
Gerund: vigilando
Participle: vigilado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yovigilovigilévigilabavigilaríavigilaré
vigilasvigilastevigilabasvigilaríasvigilarás
él/ella/Ud.vigilavigilóvigilabavigilaríavigilará
nosotrosvigilamosvigilamosvigilábamosvigilaríamosvigilaremos
vosotrosvigiláisvigilasteisvigilabaisvigilaríaisvigilaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.vigilanvigilaronvigilabanvigilaríanvigilarán
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