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"Ejercer" is a form of "ejercer", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to practice". Learn more about "ejercer" below.
ejercer(
eh
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hehr
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sehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to practice a profession)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Desde cuando ejerces la medicina?How long have you been practicing medicine?
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
Juan empezó a ejercer la abogacía hace cinco años.Juan started practising law five years ago.
2. (to make happen by force)
a. to exercise
Quiere ejercer poder sobre el pueblo, pero no tiene legitimidad.He wants to exercise power over the people, but he has no legitimacy.
b. to exert
Intentaron ejercer influencia sobre el director para que contratara a su nieto.They tried to exert influence on the director to get their grandson hired.
3. (to make use of)
a. to exercise
La única forma en que perderíamos es si los ciudadanos no ejercen su derecho al voto.The only way we would lose is if the citizens fail to exercise their right to vote.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to practice a profession)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ángel es un ingeniero, pero no ejerce.Angel is an engineer, but he isn't practicing.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
Mi hija es médica. - ¿En dónde ejerce?My daughter is a doctor. - Where does she practise?
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