discretion
discretion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (prudence)
a. la discreción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm counting on your utmost discretion in this delicate matter.Estoy contando con su mayor discreción con respecto a este asunto tan delicado.
2. (judgement)
a. el criterio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Tabitha gave her input, but she ultimately left the decision up to Rodrigo's discretion.Tabitha dio su aportación, pero al final dejó la decisión al criterio de Rodrigo.
b. la discreción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We usually follow a protocol, but I'm at liberty to exercise some discretion in critical circumstances.Normalmente seguimos un protocolo, pero tengo la libertad de ejercer mi discreción en circunstancias críticas.
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discretion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tact)
a. la discreción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (judgment)
a. el criterio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
at your discretiona discreción, a voluntad
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discretion [dɪsˈkreʃən]
noun
1 (tact) discreción (f)
it is a job which requires discretion
discretion is the better part of valour una retirada a tiempo es una victoria
2 (judgment) criterio (m); juicio (m)
use your own discretion usa tu propio criterio or juicio; I will leave it to your discretion te lo dejaré a tu criterio or juicio; at the discretion of the judge a discreción or a criterio del juez
at one's discretion he may at his discretion allow it
the age of discretion (la edad de) la madurez
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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