desatender

desatender(
dehs
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tehn
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dehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to fail to attend to responsibilities)
a. to neglect
Acusaron a los padres de la niña de haberla desatendido cuando la dejaron caminar sola al parque.The girl's parents were accused of neglecting her when they let her walk to the park alone.
b. to disregard
Despidieron a Héctor por desatender sus responsabilidades en el trabajo.They fired Hector for disregarding his work responsibilities.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to overlook)
a. to disregard
Juan desatendió mi consejo y ahora se lamenta por no haberlo seguido.Juan disregarded my advice and now he complains because he did not follow it.
b. to ignore
Dejé a mi novio porque desatendía todos mis deseos.I broke up with my boyfriend because he ignored all my wishes.
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desatender
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (obligación, persona)
a. to neglect
2. (ruegos, consejos)
a. to ignore
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desatender
transitive verb
1 (descuidar) [+consejo, deseos] to disregard; ignore; [+obligación] to neglect
2 [+persona] to neglect
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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