prescindir

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prescindir(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to deny oneself; used with "de")
a. to do without
No puedo prescindir de mi teléfono celular.I can't do without my cell phone.
b. to go without
Si quieres bajar de peso, vas a tener que prescindir de los dulces y las harinas.If you want to lose weight, you will have to go without sweets and starches.
2. (to overlook; used with "de")
a. to disregard
Nunca deberías prescindir de la opinión de alguien que tiene más experiencia que tú.You should never disregard the opinion of someone who has more experience than you.
b. to ignore
Por favor, no prescindan de las recomendaciones que les di.Please, don't ignore the recommendations I gave you.
3. (to cut out; used with "de")
a. to dispense with
Prescindamos de la charla trivial y vayamos directo al grano.Let's dispense with the small talk and get straight to the point.
b. to skip
Podemos prescindir del capítulo introductorio y enfocarnos en la sección principal del reporte.We can skip the introductory chapter and focus on the main section of the report.
4. (to cope without; used with "de")
a. to do without
Roberto sabe mucho; no creo que podamos prescindir de él.Roberto knows a lot; I don't think we can do without him.
b. to manage without
Creo que podemos prescindir de la ayuda de Laura.I think we can manage without Laura's help.
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prescindir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a.
prescindir deto do without
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prescindir
intransitive verb
prescindir de
2 (renunciar a) to do without; go without
no puede prescindir de su secretaria he can't do without his secretary; han prescindido del coche they've given up their car
3 (ignorar) to disregard
no deberían prescindir de su opinión they shouldn't disregard o ignore her opinion
4 (omitir) to dispense with
prescindamos de los detalles inútiles let's dispense with o skip the unnecessary details
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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