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Spanish Word of the Day: Despedir

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Despedir

Léxico relacionado con la economía, VI

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 12/12/2015
Word: Despedir
(des-pe-DIR), verbo.
English: To dismiss, to fire
Etymology: Del latín expetere.
Meaning: Alejar, deponer a alguien de su cargo, prescindir de sus servicios.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la economía, VI
Example:

Una de las funciones menos gratificantes de ser jefes es tener que despedir a un empleado, ya sea por mal desempeño o para reducir costes.
El año que tampoco hicimos la Revolución.

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