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partisan
American English: /ˈpɑrdəzən/
British English: /ˈpɑːtɪzan/
, /ˌpɑːtɪˈzan/

Translation of partisan in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (guerrilla)
    partisano, (-na) (masculine, feminine)
    miembro (masculine and feminine) de la resistencia
    Example sentences
    • Giovanni Pesce fought with the partisans during the Second World War.
    • Whether the same is true in the realm of the very small - the warfare of guerrillas, partisans, and terrorists - is more difficult to say.
    • He reminded listeners that in 1943 Yugoslav partisans in Serbia fought against numerically superior German forces and won.
    1.2 (supporter)
    partidario, (-ria) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Also, the fact that party partisans are put in charge of running the elections is crazy and is an obvious conflict of interest.
    • Democratic partisans believe they smell blood in the water, and their instinct is to swarm.
    • Today, as in the past, chefs are grouped into ‘schools’ with debates raging between the partisans of one and supporters of another.

adjective

  • (crowd/decision)
    partidista
    (account)
    parcial
    Example sentences
    • It is part of the sincerity of rational arguments that they are never knowingly glosses for partisan prejudices.
    • Of course, many of those who were right about the war were only right because of their own partisan prejudices.
    • It's getting very hard to attribute these kinds of responses to sheer ignorance - or even partisan bias.

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