imperar
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imperar(
eem
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peh
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rahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be widespread)
a. to prevail
Mientras fue gerente Colombo, en la empresa imperaba el desorden total.While Colombo was manager, complete disorganization prevailed within the company.
b. to reign
En la corte del rey Felipe imperaban la desconfianza y la envidia.In King Philip's court, mistrust and jealousy reigned.
2. (to be more frequent)
a. to prevail
En las cumbres de los Andes, imperan el frío y la nieve todo el año.On the summits of the Andes, cold and snow prevail throughout the year.
3. (to reign)
a. to rule
El puente se construyó cuando imperaba Constantino.The bridge was built when Constantin ruled.
b. to be in command
Romulus imperaba en Roma cuando se dio la caída del Imperio romano.Romulus was in command in Rome at the fall of the Roman Empire.
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imperar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to prevail
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imperar
intransitive verb
1 (prevalecer) [+condiciones] to prevail; [+precio] to be in force; be current
2 (mandar) [+rey] to rule; reign; [+jefe, capitán] to be in command
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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