deponer
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deponer(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to strip from position)
a. to depose
La rebelión depuso al rey para instaurar una república.The rebellion deposed the king to instate a republic.
b. to oust
El general no pudo deponer el actual gobierno y fue encarcelado.The general couldn't oust the current government and was imprisoned.
c. to overthrow
La tripulación planificaban secretamente a deponer al capitán.The crew was secretly planning to overthrow the captain.
d. to remove from office
Si insistes en ir en contra de los intereses del país, no me queda más remedio que deponerte.If you insist on going against our country's interests, I'll have no choice but to remove you from office.
2. (to abandon)
a. to drop
Debemos deponer el miedo para poder vivir en paz como comunidad.We should all drop our fears to live in peace as a community.
b. to change
¿No puedes por una vez dejarte de reproches, deponer el semblante y ayudarme?Can't you for once set aside the accusations, change the look on your face, and help me?
c. to lay down (weapon)
El agresor se negó a deponer su cuchillo y la policía tuvo que reducirlo a la fuerza.The aggresor refused to lay down his knife and the police had to subdue him by force.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (legal)
a. to testify
La testigo se niega a deponer contra su marido.The witness refuses to testify against her husband.
b. to give evidence
Alba depuso ante el tribunal que todo había sido un complot para desprestigiar a su jefe.Alba gave evidence in court that everything was a conspiracy to discredit her boss.
4.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(to empy one's bowels)
a. to defecate
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
El médico le dijo que no era grave y que siguiendo una dieta adecuada volvería a deponer con normalidad.The doctor told him it wasn't serious and with a proper diet, he would defecate regularly again.
5. (to bring up)
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to vomit
Sospechó que estaba embarazada después de pasarse toda la mañana deponiendo.She suspected she may be pregnant after spending the whole morning vomiting.
b. to throw up
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si el niño sigue deponiendo, me iré con él al hospital.If my son keeps throwing up, I'll take him to the hospital.
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deponer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (abandonar; actitud)
a. to drop, to set aside
2. (armas)
a. to lay down
3. (destituir; ministro, secretario)
a. to remove from office
4. (líder, rey)
a. to depose
deponer a alguien de su cargoto strip somebody of his/her office
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deponer
transitive verb
1 (dejar) [+armas] to lay down; [+actitud] to change
no conseguirás que deponga su actitud you won't be able to persuade him to change his attitude
2 (quitar) [+rey] to depose; [+gobernante] to oust; overthrow; [+ministro] to remove from office
intransitive verb
1 (Jur) to give evidence
2 (Centroamérica) (México) (vomitar) to vomit
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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