despojar
despojar(
dehs
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poh
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hahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to take away; used with "de")
a. to strip
La reina despojó al caballero de su título después de que se enterara del escándalo.The queen stripped the knight of his title after news of the scandal got out.
b. to divest
Despojaron al gobernador de su puesto por corrupción.They divested the governor of his position for corruption.
c. to rob
Un ladrón despojó a mi vecino de todas sus pertenencias.A thief robbed my neighbor of all his belongings.
d. to dispossess (legal)
La nueva esposa de mi padre le hizo cambiar de opinión y le convenció de que me despojara de mi herencia.My father's new wife changed his mind and convinced him to dispossess me of my inheritance.
despojarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to take off clothes; used with "de")
a. to undress
De repente la mujer se despojó de su ropa y se sumergió en el mar desnuda.Suddenly, the woman undressed and jumped into the sea naked.
3. (to dispose of; used with "de")
a. to renounce
El joven se despojó de sus pertenencias para vivir una vida de espiritualidad.The young man renounced his belongings to live a life of spirituality.
b. to relinquish
Los manifestadores exigen que el presidente se despoje de su cargo.The protesters are all demanding that the president relinquish his position.
c. to get rid of
Me despojé de toda la ropa vieja que no pude vender o donar.I got rid of all my old clothes that I couldn't sell or donate.
d. to give up
El rey se despojó de su trono en favor del príncipe.The king gave up his throne in favor of the prince.
e. to shed
Como los árboles en nuestro jardín son de hoja perenne, no despojan sus hojas durante el otoño.Since the trees in our garden are evergreens, they don't shed their leaves in the fall.
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despojar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
despojar a alguien de algoto strip somebody of something
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
despojarse de algoto give something up
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despojar
transitive verb
(de bienes) to strip; (de honores, títulos) to divest; (Jur) to dispossess
habían despojado la casa de muebles they had stripped the house of furniture; verse despojado de su autoridad to be stripped of one's authority
pronominal verb
despojarse
1 (desnudarse) to undress
2
despojarse de [+ropa] to take off; [+hojas] to shed; [+poderes] to relinquish; give up; [+prejuicios] to get rid of; free o.s. from
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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