Translation of despedir in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 (decir adiós) vinieron a despedirme al aeropuerto they came to see me off at the airport despidió a su hijo con lágrimas en los ojos she saw her son off o/or said goodbye to her son with tears in her eyes organizaron una fiesta para despedir el año they organized a party to see in the New Year, they organized a New Year's party despedir los restos de algn to pay one's last respects to sb
- 2 (del trabajo) to dismiss, fire [familiar/colloquial] no estaba a la altura del trabajo y lo despidieron he wasn't up to the job and he was dismissed o/or [familiar/colloquial] fired cerraron dos departamentos y despidieron a 300 trabajadores they closed two departments and laid off 300 workers o made 300 workers redundant o [eufemístico/euphemistic] let 300 workers go
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (despedirse)
- 1 (decir adiós) to say goodbye se despidieron en el aeropuerto they said goodbye (to each other) at the airport se despide atentamente [Correspondencia/Correspondence] sincerely yours (inglés norteamericano/American English) yours sincerely (inglés británico/British English) yours faithfully (inglés británico/British English) despedirse
dealgn to say goodbye tosb, take one's leave ofsb [formal] francés1
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