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Translation of despedir in English:

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 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 alguien
    to pay one's last respects to somebody

also: despedirse pronominal verb

  • 1 (decir adiós)
    to say goodbye
    se despidieron en el aeropuerto
    they said goodbye (to each other) at the airport
    se despide atentamente (en correspondencia)
    sincerely yours (US)
    yours sincerely (British)
    yours faithfully (British)
    despedirse de alguien
    to say goodbye to somebody
    take one's leave of somebody [formal]
  • 2 (dar por perdido)despedirse de algo¿se lo prestaste? ya te puedes ir despidiendo de él
    did you lend it to him? well you can say goodbye to that
    did you lend it to him? well you can kiss goodbye to that [colloquial]
    despídete de la idea, no quedan entradas
    you can forget the whole idea, there are no tickets left
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