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"despite" in British English

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despitepreposition

uk   /dɪˈspaɪt/  us   /dɪˈspaɪt/
B1 without taking any ​notice of or being ​influenced by; not ​prevented by: I still ​enjoyed the ​week despite the ​weather. Despite ​repeatedassurances that the ​product is ​safe, many ​people have ​stoppedbuying it. [+ -ing verb] He ​managed to ​eat a ​biglunch despite havingeaten an ​enormousbreakfast.
despite yourself
If you do something despite yourself, you do it ​although you do not ​want to or ​although you ​know you should not: He ​laughed despite himself. She took the ​money from her mother's ​purse, despite herself.

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(Definition of despite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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despitepreposition

 us   /dɪˈspɑɪt/
without being ​influenced or ​prevented by: The ​gamecontinued despite the ​rain. Despite her ​illness, she came to ​work.
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Translations of “despite”
in Korean -임에도 불구하고…
in Arabic على الرَّغْم مِن…
in Malaysian meskipun…
in French malgré…
in Russian несмотря на…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不管, 儘管, 無論…
in Italian nonostante…
in Turkish ... e/a rağmen/karşın…
in Polish mimo, pomimo…
in Spanish a pesar de…
in Vietnamese mặc dù…
in Portuguese apesar de…
in Thai ถึงอย่างไรก็ตาม…
in German trotz…
in Catalan malgrat…
in Japanese ~にもかかわらず…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不管, 尽管, 无论…
in Indonesian walaupun…
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