Translation of someter in English:

someter

vt

  • 1 1.1 (dominar) un puñado de hombres logró someter a todo el país a handful of men managed to subjugate o/or conquer the whole country fue necesario usar la fuerza para someterlo they had to use force to subdue him 1.2 (subordinar) los sometió a su autoridad he forced them to submit to o/or yield to his authority, he imposed his authority on them quieren someter nuestros intereses a los de una multinacional they are trying to subordinate our interests to those of a multinational, they are trying to put the interests of a multinational before ours

someterse v pron

  • 1.1 (a una autoridad) no me someteré a la autoridad de este comité I shall not submit to o/or yield to the authority of this committee no te sometas a sus caprichos don't bow to o/or give in to his whims los extranjeros deben someterse a las leyes del país foreigners must comply with the laws of the country 1.2 (a una prueba) tendrá que someterse a un examen médico you will have to undergo o/or have a medical examination

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