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Despite whatever commercial kind of success you might have or radio success, I don't want to do something just to get as many people as possible to listen.
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Meaning of "despite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DESPITE

From Old French despit, from Latin dēspectus contempt.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DESPITE

despite  [dɪˈspaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESPITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Despite is a verb and can also act as a noun and a preposition.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb despite in English.



The preposition is an invariable grammatical category, that has no meaning itself and which serves to link or relate terms.

WHAT DOES DESPITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of despite in the English dictionary

The definition of despite in the dictionary is in spite of; undeterred by. Other definition of despite is contempt; insult.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DESPITE

PRESENT

Present
I despite
you despite
he/she/it despites
we despite
you despite
they despite
Present continuous
I am despiting
you are despiting
he/she/it is despiting
we are despiting
you are despiting
they are despiting
Present perfect
I have despited
you have despited
he/she/it has despited
we have despited
you have despited
they have despited
Present perfect continuous
I have been despiting
you have been despiting
he/she/it has been despiting
we have been despiting
you have been despiting
they have been despiting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I despited
you despited
he/she/it despited
we despited
you despited
they despited
Past continuous
I was despiting
you were despiting
he/she/it was despiting
we were despiting
you were despiting
they were despiting
Past perfect
I had despited
you had despited
he/she/it had despited
we had despited
you had despited
they had despited
Past perfect continuous
I had been despiting
you had been despiting
he/she/it had been despiting
we had been despiting
you had been despiting
they had been despiting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will despite
you will despite
he/she/it will despite
we will despite
you will despite
they will despite
Future continuous
I will be despiting
you will be despiting
he/she/it will be despiting
we will be despiting
you will be despiting
they will be despiting
Future perfect
I will have despited
you will have despited
he/she/it will have despited
we will have despited
you will have despited
they will have despited
Future perfect continuous
I will have been despiting
you will have been despiting
he/she/it will have been despiting
we will have been despiting
you will have been despiting
they will have been despiting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would despite
you would despite
he/she/it would despite
we would despite
you would despite
they would despite
Conditional continuous
I would be despiting
you would be despiting
he/she/it would be despiting
we would be despiting
you would be despiting
they would be despiting
Conditional perfect
I would have despite
you would have despite
he/she/it would have despite
we would have despite
you would have despite
they would have despite
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been despiting
you would have been despiting
he/she/it would have been despiting
we would have been despiting
you would have been despiting
they would have been despiting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you despite
we let´s despite
you despite
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to despite
Past participle
despited
Present Participle
despiting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DESPITE


bright
braɪt
cite
saɪt
copyright
ˈkɒpɪˌraɪt
empight
ɛmˈpaɪt
fight
faɪt
flight
flaɪt
height
haɪt
invite
ɪnˈvaɪt
knight
naɪt
light
laɪt
lite
laɪt
might
maɪt
night
naɪt
overnight
ˌəʊvəˈnaɪt
phlogopite
ˈflɒɡəˌpaɪt
pight
paɪt
sinopite
ˈsɪnəˌpaɪt
sopite
səʊˈpaɪt
spite
spaɪt
woodspite
ˈwʊdˌspaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESPITE

despicability
despicable
despicableness
despicably
despiritualise
despiritualize
despisable
despisal
despise
despisedness
despisement
despiser
despisingly
despiteful
despitefully
despitefulness
despiteous
despiteously
despoil
despoiler

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESPITE

bite
black and white
black-and-white
elite
favourite
in black and white
in the white
infinite
opposite
petite
respite
satellite
site
suite
the white
tout de suite
visite
website
white
write

Synonyms and antonyms of despite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DESPITE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «despite» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of despite

Translation of «despite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESPITE

Find out the translation of despite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of despite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «despite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

尽管
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

a pesar de
570 millions of speakers

English

despite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बावजूद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِالرَّغْم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

несмотря на
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apesar de
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সত্ত্বেও
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

malgré
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Walaupun
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

trotz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

・・・にもかかわらず
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...에도 불구하고
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Senadyan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mặc dù
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போதிலும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तरीही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

rağmen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nonostante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pomimo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

незважаючи на
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în pofida
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ten spyte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

trots
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på tross av
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of despite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESPITE»

The term «despite» is very widely used and occupies the 3.760 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESPITE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «despite» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «despite» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about despite

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «DESPITE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word despite.
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Tom Allen
Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens.
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Shawn Amos
Despite all of our technological advances, content creation still requires time, inspiration, and a certain amount of sweat. There aren't any shortcuts. You can't write an algorithm for it. You can't predict it. You can't code it.
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David Archuleta
Despite whatever commercial kind of success you might have or radio success, I don't want to do something just to get as many people as possible to listen.
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Ben Bernanke
Importantly, in the 1930s, in the Great Depression, the Federal Reserve, despite its mandate, was quite passive and, as a result, financial crisis became very severe, lasted essentially from 1929 to 1933.
5
Berkeley Breathed
Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral absolutes in a complex world.
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Alex Campbell
But most Canadians have recognized to a greater or lesser extent that despite much of the so-called progress of the affluent society, essential ingredients to a meaningful life seem to be either entirely lacking, or at best, difficult to grasp.
7
Robin Chase
There is a group of entrepreneurs pushing the envelope, government officials that are making significant changes despite the odds, and visionary writers, academics, and colleagues whose work confirms, amplifies, and stretches my own thinking.
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Noam Chomsky
Britain kept its position as the dominant world power well into the 20th century despite steady decline. By the end of World War II, dominance had shifted decisively into the hands of the upstart across the sea, the United States, by far the most powerful and wealthy society in world history.
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Robert Darnton
We are living in one of those rare moments in history when things may come apart and be put back together again in ways that will determine the future for decades or more, despite the endless innovations of technology.
10
Eric Davis
Circulating through the children's ward and seeing terminally ill kids, heads shaved, smiling and having a ball despite the tubes and needles sticking into them, I thought: What do I have to worry about? If God takes me, at least I've lived for 35 years.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESPITE»

Discover the use of despite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to despite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness
Looking for a better way to manage life with a chronic illness? Despite Lupus will guide you through the proven steps needed to obtain the emotional and physical wellness you deserve.
Sara Gorman, 2009
2
Despite Good Intentions: Why Development Assistance to the ...
The analytic chapters are thus grounded in the daily life of development workers as described in the stories.
Thomas W. Dichter, 2003
3
Despite the Odds: The Contentious Politics of Education Reform
The book has important implications for developing countries as well as for the literature on political leadership, the role of international financial institutions, and even the dynamics of international policy diffusion.
Merilee Serrill Grindle, 2004
4
Democracy Despite Itself: Why a System That Shouldn't Work ...
In Democracy Despite Itself, Danny Oppenheimer, a psychologist, and Mike Edwards, a political scientist, explore this paradox: How can democracy lead to such successful outcomes when the defining characteristic of democracy -- elections -- ...
Danny Oppenheimer, Mike Edwards, 2012
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Judaism Despite Christianity: The 1916 Wartime ...
This edition includes a new foreword by Paul Mendes-Flohr, a new preface by Harold Stahmer along with his original introduction, and essays by Dorothy Emmet and Alexander Altmann, who calls this correspondence “one of the most important ...
Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Michael Gormann-Thelen, 2011
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Despite Everything: A Cometbus Omnibus
Collected here are selections from the first twenty years of Cometbus, including the ultra-rare and embarrassing early issues, plus new intros, notes and a scrapbook. 'The ultimate zine in a world of millions.
‎2002
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Unapologetic: Why, despite everything, Christianity can ...
Fresh, provoking and unhampered by niceness, this is the long-awaited riposte to the smug emissaries of New Atheism.
Francis Spufford, 2012
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Despite the Falling Snow
The novel's journey back to the snowbound streets of post-Stalinist Moscow reveals aprecarious, dangerous world of secrets and treachery.“a perfectly balanced novel of love and tragedy.…The beauty of the streets of Moscow is a ...
Shamim Sarif, 2013
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How to Play the Piano Despite Years of Lessons: What Music ...
Ten progressively advanced sections, each with notations and keyboard diagrams, make up a new approach to learning how to play the piano quickly and pleasurably, with no scale exercises and a minimum of memorization
‎1981
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Despite Nationalist Conflicts: Theory and Practice of ...
Explores the effectiveness of various types of responses and strategies available to states faced with demands for territorial revisions.
Kristen P. Williams, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESPITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term despite is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hundreds join budget-day anti-austerity protest despite ban
Hundreds join budget-day anti-austerity protest despite ban ... The police presence was generally low key, despite the fact that the event was ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Donald Trump says he 'will win Latino vote' despite calling Mexicans …
Donald Trump has declared that he will “win the Latino vote” in the 2016 presidential election, despite his declaration upon announcing his ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Budget 2015: Scotland will be battered with harsh austerity despite
Harsh austerity measures were being imposed on Scotland by a Conservative government which was overwhelmingly rejected north of the ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
4
WestJet expects record profit despite tax hit, lower fares
WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it will take a hit from the recent increase in Alberta's corporate tax rate and lower fares during the second quarter, but ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
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Despite outrage over killing, little to stop growth of sanctuary cities
The murder of a young woman in San Francisco last week -- allegedly by an illegal immigrant who'd been deported five times, and was in city ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
6
Atletico Madrid upbeat despite departures, captain Gabi says
Atletico Madrid expect to be competitive next season despite the exit of playmaker Arda Turan and striker Mario Mandzukic thanks to new ... «Financial Express, Jul 15»
7
Roger Federer, Andy Murray roll to Wimbledon semis despite rain
Federer dominated the match from start to finish and kept control of the match despite a pair of rain delays -- one in the first set and one in the ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
8
Chile star Arturo Vidal avoids car crash trial despite being under the …
Arturo Vidal will not face a trial after smashing up his luxury Ferrari while under the influence of alcohol. The Chilean has agreed a deal with the ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
China markets fall sharply despite fresh help from Beijing
Chinese markets fell sharply Wednesday, even as officials scrambled to arrest a three-week stock selloff. The widespread selling has spilled ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Despite Hacking Team's poor opsec, CEO came from early days of …
Despite Hacking Team's poor opsec, CEO came from early days of PGP. But by 2015, David Vincenzetti was "skeptical about encrypted" e-mail ... «Ars Technica, Jul 15»

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