padecer

padecer(
pah
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deh
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sehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to suffer from
Es una lástima que todavía haya gente que padezca hambre en este mundo.It is a shame that there are still people who suffer from hunger in this world.
2. (to suffer through)
a. to endure
Hace años que padece su mal comportamiento.She has been enduring his bad behavior for years.
b. to put up with
Tiene que padecer las críticas de su padre a diario.He has to put up with his father's criticism every day.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to worry about)
a. to suffer
Su madre está siempre padeciendo por él.His mother is always suffering over him.
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padecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sufrimiento)
a. to endure, to undergo
2. (hambre, injusticia)
a. to suffer
3. (enfermedad)
a. to suffer from
padecer inundaciones/un terremototo be hit by floods/an earthquake
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. to suffer
padecer del corazón/riñónto suffer from a heart/kidney complaint
padeció mucho por sus hijosshe suffered a lot for the sake of her children
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padecer
intransitive verb
to suffer
ha padecido mucho she has suffered a lot; padecer de to suffer from; padece del corazón he has heart trouble; ella padece por todos she suffers on everybody's account; padece en su amor propio his self-respect suffers; se embala bien para que no padezca en el viaje it is well packed so that it will not get damaged on the journey
transitive verb
1 (sufrir) to suffer
eso hace padecer el metal de los goznes that puts a strain on the metal of the hinges
2 (aguantar) [+malos tratos, adversidades] to endure; put up with
padecer un error to labour under a misapprehension
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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