Translation of desdecir in English:

desdecir

intransitive verb

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    desdecir de algo
    • la poesía de ese período desdice del resto de su obra the poetry she wrote during this period doesn't measure up to / come up to the standard of the rest of her work
    • esta actitud desdice de su educación liberal this attitude belies his liberal education
    • ese calzado desdice de tan elegante vestido those shoes don't do justice to such a smart dress

pronominal verb

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    lo prometió pero luego se desdijo he made a promise but then later went back on it / went back on his word
    • no te desdigas ahora de lo que afirmaste ayer you can't take back / retract now what you said yesterday