celar
transitive verb
1. (to control) 
El gerente tiene el deber de celar el cumplimiento de las instrucciones.The manager is responsible for watching over the compliance of instructions.
No soporto más al novio de Ximena. La está celando todo el tiempo.I can't stand Ximena's boyfriend anymore. He's always keeping a watchful eye on her.
2. (to hide) 
La anciana intentaba celar las terribles experiencias que había tenido en su juventud.The old lady tried to conceal the terrible experiences she'd had in her youth.
intransitive verb
3. (to protect; used with "por" or "sobre") 
Mientras Anita duerme, el perro cela por ella a los pies de su cuna.While Anita sleeps, the dog watches over her at the feet of her cot.
celar
transitive verb
(vigilar) [+paciente, seguridad] to watch over; (en un examen) to invigilate
celar la justicia to see that justice is done
intransitive verb
celar por o sobre algo to watch over sth
celar
transitive verb
(ocultar) to conceal; hide
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