Translation of principle in Spanish:

principle

Pronunciation: /ˈprɪnsəpəl/

n

  • 1 c 1.1 (basic fact, law) principio (m) in principle en principio I work on the principle that nothing is impossible yo parto de la base de que nada es imposible on that principle sobre esa base, partiendo de esa base to start from first principles empezar* por lo básico or por los principios fundamentales to go back to first principles volver* a lo básico or a los principios fundamentales 1.2 (motive force) principio (m) the pleasure principle el principio de placer
  • 2 c u (rule of conduct) principio (m) a man/woman of (high) principle un hombre/una mujer de principios it was a matter of principle era una cuestión de principios I never borrow money, on principle o as a matter of principle nunca pido dinero prestado, por principio to have no principles no tener* principios it is against my principles va contra mis principios she's always lived up to her principles siempre ha sido consecuente con sus principios it's the principle of the thing es una cuestión de principios

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