exigíamos we demanded
The word exigíamos is the imperfect form of exigir in the first person plural. See the full exigir conjugation.
exigir(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to order)
a. to demand
El mundo exige justicia por los estudiantes de Ayotzinapa.The world demands justice for the Ayotzinapa students.
2. (to necessitate)
a. to call for
La paz exige diálogo.Peace calls for dialogue.
b. to require
Se exige mayor atención a los estudiantes.Students are required to pay greater attention.
3. (taxes)
a. to levy
El gobierno exige los tributos para llevar a cabo las obras públicas.The government levies taxes in order to carry out public works projects.
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exigir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (pedir)
a. to demand
exijo saber la respuestaI demand to know the answer
exigir algo de o a alguiento demand something from somebody
exigen una licenciaturayou need to have a degree
2. (requerir, necesitar)
a. to call for, to require
este trabajo exige mucha concentraciónthis work calls for a lot of concentration
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. to be demanding
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exigir
transitive verb
1 [+persona] (gen) to demand; [+dimisión] to demand; call for
exijo una compensación I demand compensation
han exigido la dimisión del ministro exigir hacer algo
exigió hablar con el encargado he demanded to speak to the manager; exigen al gobierno una bajada de los impuestos they're demanding that the government lowers taxes; la maestra nos exige demasiado our teacher is too demanding; our teacher asks too much of us; exigen tres años de experiencia they're asking for o they require three years' experience; exija que le den un recibo insist on getting a receipt; exigir responsabilidades a algn to call sb to account
exigió que le dijeran los motivos del cese
2 [+situación, trabajo] to demand; require; call for
ese puesto exige mucha paciencia this job demands o requires o calls for a lot of patience; el conflicto exige una pronta solución the conflict requires o calls for a quick solution
3 (Ven) (demandar)
exigir algo to ask for sth; request sth; exigir a algn to beg sb; plead with sb
4 [+impuestos] to exact; levy;a from
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