There are 2 translations of power in Spanish:

power1

Pronunciation: /ˈpaʊər; ˈpaʊə(r)/

n

  • 1 1.1 u (control, influence) poder (m) ; (of country) poderío (m) , poder (m) the power of the church el poder de la iglesia sea power made us great el dominio del mar or nuestro poderío marítimo nos hizo grandes real power lies with the military en realidad son los militares los que detentan el poder you are in my power estás or te tengo en mi poder power to the people poder para el pueblo people power poder popular power over sb/sth poder sobre algn/algo; (before n) [center] de poder power breakfast desayuno (m) de trabajo power broker traficante (mf) de influencias power dressingestilo de vestimenta adoptado por algunas mujeres ejecutivas para proyectar una imagen de autoridad y eficiencia power lunch almuerzo (m) or (esp Méx, Esp) comida (f) de gente poderosa power nap siesta (f) reconstituyente power politics política (f) de poder power structure estructura (f) del poder power struggle lucha (f) por el poder 1.2 u (over country, nation) poder (m) to be in power estar* en or ocupar el poder balance of power equilibrio (m) de fuerzas to seize power tomar el poder , hacerse* con el poder to come to power llegar* or subir al poder (before n) power sharing compartimiento (m) del poder 1.3 u c (official authority) poder (m) power to + inf poder para + inf they have no power to intervene no tienen poder para intervenir special powers poderes extraordinarios power of veto derecho (m) de veto to exceed one's powers excederse en sus ( or mis etc) poderes or atribuciones they were given full powers to … les dieron plenos poderes para … it's beyond his powers no es de su competencia
  • 2 c 2.1 (nation) potencia (f) a major industrial/naval power una potencia industrial/naval de primer orden a foreign power una potencia extranjera 2.2 (person, group) he's a power to be reckoned with es una fuerza con la que hay que contar the power behind the throne el poder en la sombra , la eminencia gris the powers that be los que mandan, los que detentan el poder the powers of darkness las fuerzas del mal
  • 4 4.1 u (ability, capacity) I did everything in my power hice todo lo que estaba en mi(s) mano(s), hice todo lo que me era posible it doesn't lie within my power no está en mi(s) mano(s) that's beyond my power eso está fuera de mis posibilidades she has the power to see into the future es capaz de predecir el futuro 4.2 (specific faculty) (often pl) he lost the power of sight/hearing/speech perdió la vista/el oído/el habla power(s) of concentration capacidad (f) or poder (m) de concentración her power(s) of persuasion su(s) poder(es) de persuasión test your mental powers pon a prueba tu inteligencia or tus facultades mentales her creative/imaginative power(s) su capacidad creativa/imaginativa he was at the height of his power(s) estaba en su mejor momento or en la plenitud de sus facultades
  • 6 u [Math] potencia (f) 10 to the power of 4/of 3 10 (elevado) a la cuarta potencia/al cubo
  • 7 (a lot) [colloquial/familiar] to do sb a power of good hacerle* a algn mucho bien your visit's done him a power of good tu visita le ha hecho mucho bien

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 2 translations of power in Spanish:

power2

vt

  • the plane is powered by four engines el avión tiene cuatro motores, el avión está propulsado por cuatro motores it's powered by electricity funciona con electricidad, es eléctrico steam-powered a or de vapor nuclear-powered submarine submarino (m) nuclear

vi

  • (move rapidly) [colloquial/familiar] (+ adv compl) we were powering along the highway íbamos disparados por la carretera [familiar/colloquial]

Phrasal verbs

power up

v + adv + o, v + o + adv
[computer/appliance] encender* , prender (AmL)

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.