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preterir

preterir(
preh
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teh
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reer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to ignore)
a. to leave out
El conde pretirió a todos sus hijos ilegítimos en el testamento.The count left all his illegitimate children out of his will.
b. to pass over
El pueblo se rebeló porque su voluntad había sido preterida durante años.The people rebelled because their will had been passed over for years.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to put off)
a. to postpone
La reunión del comité ha sido preterida a la próxima semana.The commettee meeting has been postponed until next week.
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preterir
transitive verb
to leave out; omit; pass over
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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