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How to conjugate Definir in Spanish

To define Regular IR Verb

Introduction

Definir is the Spanish verb for "to define". It is a regular IR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

ItemSpanishEnglish
Infinitivedefinirto define
Past participledefinidodefined
Gerunddefiniendodefining

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Indicative Tenses of Definir

Definir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of definir is used to talk about situations, events or thoughts that are happening now or in the near future. It is also used to talk about facts and truths. For example, "defino", meaning "I define".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present is known as "El Presente".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefinoI define
definesyou define
Ella / Él / Usteddefines/he defines, you (formal) define
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefinimoswe define
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefinísyou (plural) define
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefinenthey define, you (plural formal) define

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Definir in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of definir is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "definí", meaning "I defined".

In Spanish, the Indicative Preterite is known as "El Pretérito Indefinido".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefiníI defined
definisteyou defined
Ella / Él / Usteddefiniós/he defined, you (formal) defined
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefinimoswe defined
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefinisteisyou (plural) defined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefinieronthey defined, you (plural formal) defined

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Definir in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of definir is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "definía", meaning "I used to define".

In Spanish, the Indicative Imperfect is known as "El Pretérito Imperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefiníaI used to define
definíasyou used to define
Ella / Él / Usteddefinías/he used to define, you (formal) used to define
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefiníamoswe used to define
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefiníaisyou (plural) used to define
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefiníanthey used to define, you (plural formal) used to define

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Definir in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of definir is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy definiendo", meaning "I am defining".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Continuous is known as "El Presente Progresivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy definiendoI am defining
estás definiendoyou are defining
Ella / Él / Ustedestá definiendos/he is defining, you (formal) are defining
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos definiendowe are defining
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis definiendoyou (plural) are defining
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán definiendothey are defining, you (plural formal) are defining

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Definir in the Indicative Informal Future

The Indicative Informal Future of definir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future, especially in the near future. For example, "voy a definir", meaning "I am going to define".

In Spanish, the Indicative Informal Future is known as "El Futuro Próximo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a definirI am going to define
vas a definiryou are going to define
Ella / Él / Ustedva a definirs/he is going to define, you (formal) are going to define
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a definirwe are going to define
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a definiryou (plural) are going to define
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a definirthey are going to define, you (plural formal) are going to define

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Definir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of definir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "definiré", meaning "I will define".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future is known as "El Futuro Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefiniréI will define
definirásyou will define
Ella / Él / Usteddefinirás/he will define, you (formal) will define
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefiniremoswe will define
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefiniréisyou (plural) will define
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefiniránthey will define, you (plural formal) will define

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Definir in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of definir is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "definiría", meaning "I would define".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional is known as "El Condicional Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefiniríaI would define
definiríasyou would define
Ella / Él / Usteddefinirías/he would define, you (formal) would define
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefiniríamoswe would define
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefiniríaisyou (plural) would define
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefiniríanthey would define, you (plural formal) would define

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Definir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of definir is used to describe actions that started recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been done recently. For example, "he definido", meaning "I have defined".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe definidoI have defined
has definidoyou have defined
Ella / Él / Ustedha definidos/he has defined, you (formal) have defined
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos definidowe have defined
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis definidoyou (plural) have defined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan definidothey have defined, you (plural formal) have defined

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Definir in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of definir is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había definido", meaning "I had defined".

In Spanish, the Indicative Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía definidoI had defined
habías definidoyou had defined
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía definidos/he had defined, you (formal) had defined
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos definidowe had defined
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais definidoyou (plural) had defined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían definidothey had defined, you (plural formal) had defined

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Definir in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of definir is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré definido", meaning "I will have defined".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré definidoI will have defined
habrás definidoyou will have defined
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá definidos/he will have defined, you (formal) will have defined
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos definidowe will have defined
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis definidoyou (plural) will have defined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán definidothey will have defined, you (plural formal) will have defined

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Definir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of definir is used to talk about something that would have happened in the past but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría definido", meaning "I would have defined".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional Perfect is known as "El Condicional Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría definidoI would have defined
habrías definidoyou would have defined
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría definidos/he would have defined, you (formal) would have defined
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos definidowe would have defined
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais definidoyou (plural) would have defined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían definidothey would have defined, you (plural formal) would have defined

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Subjunctive Tenses of Definir

Definir in the Subjunctive Present

The Subjunctive Present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty, or emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. It differs from the indicative mood due to the uncertainty of the events which are being spoken about. For example, "defina", meaning "I define".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present is known as "El Presente de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefinaI define
definasyou define
Ella / Él / Usteddefinas/he defines, you (formal) define
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefinamoswe define
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefináisyou (plural) define
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefinanthey define, you (plural formal) define

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Definir in the Subjunctive Imperfect

The Subjunctive Imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to cast an opinion (emotional) about something that happened in the past. For example, "definiera", meaning "I defined".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Imperfect is known as "El Imperfecto Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefinieraI defined
definierasyou defined
Ella / Él / Usteddefinieras/he defined, you (formal) defined
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefiniéramoswe defined
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefinieraisyou (plural) defined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefinieranthey defined, you (plural formal) defined

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Definir in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. For example, "definiere", meaning "I will define".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future is known as "El Futuro de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefiniereI will define
definieresyou will define
Ella / Él / Usteddefinieres/he will define, you (formal) will define
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefiniéremoswe will define
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefiniereisyou (plural) will define
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefinierenthey will define, you (plural formal) will define

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Definir in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

The Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to describe past actions or events that are still connected to the present day and to speak about an action that will have happened by a certain time in the future. For example, "haya definido", meaning "I have defined".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya definidoI have defined
hayas definidoyou have defined
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya definidos/he has defined, you (formal) have defined
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos definidowe have defined
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis definidoyou (plural) have defined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan definidothey have defined, you (plural formal) have defined

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Definir in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

The Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that occurred before other actions/events in the past. For example, "hubiera definido", meaning "I had defined".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera definidoI had defined
hubieras definidoyou had defined
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera definidos/he had defined, you (formal) had defined
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos definidowe had defined
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais definidoyou (plural) had defined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran definidothey had defined, you (plural formal) had defined

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Definir in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used to speak about something that will have happened if a hypothetical situations occurs in the future. For example, "hubiere definido", meaning "I will have defined".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere definidoI will have defined
hubieres definidoyou will have defined
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere definidos/he will have defined, you (formal) will have defined
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos definidowe will have defined
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis definidoyou (plural) will have defined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren definidothey will have defined, you (plural formal) will have defined

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Imperative Tenses of Definir

Definir in the Imperative Affirmative

The Imperative Affirmative is used to give orders and commands, to tell someone to do something. For example, "defina", meaning "(to you formal) define!".

In Spanish, the Imperative Affirmative is known as "El Imperativo Afirmativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
define(to you) define!
Ella / Él / Usteddefina(to you formal) define!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefinamoslet's define!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefinid(to you plural) define!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefinan(to you plural formal) define!

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Definir in the Imperative Negative

The Imperative Negative is used to give orders and commands, telling someone not to do something. For example, "no defina", meaning "(to you formal) don't define!".

In Spanish, the Imperative Negative is known as "El Imperativo Negativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no definas(to you) don't define!
Ella / Él / Ustedno defina(to you formal) don't define!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno definamoslet's not define!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno defináis(to you plural) don't define!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno definan(to you plural formal) don't define!

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