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prep., n., v. -spit•ed, -spit•ing. prep.
in spite of despite
Don't use 'in spite of' to say that something is not affected by any circumstances. Don't say, for example, 'Everyone can take part, in spite of their ability'. Say 'Everyone can take part regardless of their ability' or 'Everyone can take part whatever their ability'.
Don't use 'in spite of' as a conjunction. Don't say, for example, 'In spite of we objected, they took our phones away '. Say 'Although we objected, they took our phones away'.
Despite means the same as in spite of. Don't say 'despite of'.
Past participle: despited
|Noun||1.||despite - lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"|
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
|2.||despite - contemptuous disregard; "she wanted neither favor nor despite"|
despite[dɪˈspaɪt] prep → malgré, en dépit de
despite being → en dépit du fait d'être
despite the fact that ... → en dépit du fait que ...