“Definir” verb conjugation in Spanish

The Spanish verb “definir” translates to “to define” in English. It is used to describe the action of explaining the meaning, nature, or characteristics of a word, concept, object, or idea. “Definir” is commonly used when providing clear and concise descriptions or explanations to make something better understood. It is an essential verb for communication and discussions where clarity and precision are required.

Conjugation of “definir” (to define) in the main tenses

Present Indicative

  • Yo defino (I define)
  • Tú defines (You define, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella define (He/She defines)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras definimos (We define)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras definís (You all define, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas definen (They define)

Preterite (Past Simple) Indicative

  • Yo definí (I defined)
  • Tú definiste (You defined, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella definió (He/She defined)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras definimos (We defined)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras definisteis (You all defined, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas definieron (They defined)

Imperfect Indicative

  • Yo definía (I used to define, I was defining)
  • Tú definías (You used to define, You were defining, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella definía (He/She used to define, He/She was defining)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras definíamos (We used to define, We were defining)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras definíais (You all used to define, You all were defining, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas definían (They used to define, They were defining)

Future Indicative

  • Yo definiré (I will define)
  • Tú definirás (You will define, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella definirá (He/She will define)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras definiremos (We will define)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras definiréis (You all will define, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas definirán (They will define)

Conditional

  • Yo definiría (I would define)
  • Tú definirías (You would define, informal singular)
  • Él/ella definiría (He/She would define)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras definiríamos (We would define)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras definiríais (You all would define, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas definirían (They would define)

Present Subjunctive

  • Yo defina (That I define)
  • Tú definas (That you define, informal singular)
  • Él/ella defina (That he/she defines)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras definamos (That we define)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras defináis (That you all define, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas definan (That they define)

Imperfect Subjunctive

  • Yo definiera (If I defined)
  • Tú definieras (If you defined, informal singular)
  • Él/ella definiera (If he/she defined)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras definiéramos (If we defined)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras definierais (If you all defined, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas definieran (If they defined)

Imperative

  • Tú define (Define, informal singular)
  • Él/ella defina (Define, formal singular)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras definamos (Let’s define)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras definid (Define, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas definan (Define, formal plural)

Please note that “definir” is a regular -ir verb in Spanish, and its conjugation follows the standard patterns for this type of verb.