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enterprise

Pronunciation: /ˈentərpraɪz; ˈentəpraɪz/

Translation of enterprise in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable (project) empresa (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • So bold an enterprise, so boldly undertaken, is bound to provoke not merely thought but dissent.
    • The cases tend to talk in terms of there being a joint enterprise, or pre-arranged plan or talk of the accused acting in concert.
    • It is at this point that the idea of a joint enterprise, be it marital or based on cohabitation, becomes crucial.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (initiative, daring) empuje (masculine), iniciativa (feminine) men of great enterprise hombres de gran empuje or iniciativa the spirit of enterprise el espíritu emprendedor
    Example sentences
    • Sometimes, however, it can take a little initiative and enterprise to secure municipal services for the village.
    • I knew from an early age what that comfort depended on: diligence, enterprise and initiative.
    • As a result, initiative, enterprise, and valor are once again at a premium.
  • 2 2.1 countable/numerable (company) empresa (feminine) 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (business activity) free enterprise la libre empresa

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