desterraron
-they/you banished
Preteriteellos/ellas/ustedesconjugation ofdesterrar.

desterrar

desterrar(
dehs
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teh
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rrahr
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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 deport)
a. to banish
El rey desterró al caballero cuando descubrió que estaba enamorado de la reina.The king banished the knight when he discovered that he was in love with the queen.
b. to exile
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
El escritor fue desterrado por tener ideas diferentes a las del régimen.The writer was exiled for having different ideas than those of the regime.
2. (to forget)
a. to dismiss
La psicóloga me dijo que desterrara la idea de que todo el mundo me mira.The psychologist told me to dismiss the idea that everyone looks at me.
b. to banish
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Julián desterró el temor a ser rechazado al conocer a Ana.Julián banished his fear of rejection once he met Ana.
3. (agriculture)
a. to remove the soil from
Si quieres que las malas hierbas no vuelvan a crecer, destierra la planta.If you want to stop weeds from growing, remove the soil from the plant.
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desterrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (persona)
a. to banish, to exile
2. (idea)
a. to dismiss
3. (costumbre, hábito)
a. to do away with
desterrar
transitive verb
1 (exiliar) to exile; banish
2 (desechar) to dismiss
desterrar una sospecha to banish a suspicion from one's mind; desterrar el uso de las armas de fuego to banish firearms; prohibit the use of firearms
3 (Agr) (Minería) to remove the soil from
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