desestimar
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desestimar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to downgrade)
a. to look down on
No desestimes a Ángel solo porque es más joven. Él tiene mucho experiencia.Don't look down on Angel just because he's younger. He's very experienced.
b. to belittle
Buena parte del trabajo de este científico fue desestimado o pasado por alto por sus contemporáneos.Much of this scientist's work was belittled or ignored by his contemporaries.
2. (legal)
a. to reject
El juez desestimó la causa por falta de pruebas.The judge rejected the case for lack of evidence.
b. to disallow
El juez Martínez fue sobornado para que desestimara las pruebas.Judge Martínez was bribed into disallowing the evidence.
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desestimar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (rechazar)
a. to turn down
2. (despreciar)
a. to turn one's nose up at
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
desestimar
transitive verb
1 (menospreciar) to look down on
2 (Jur) [+demanda, moción] to reject
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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