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Translation of someter in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (dominar) See examples: un puñado de hombres logró someter a todo el país
    a handful of men managed to subjugate o conquer the whole country
    fue necesario usar la fuerza para someterlo
    they had to use force to subdue him
    1.2 (subordinar) See examples: los sometió a su autoridad
    he forced them to submit to o 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

also: someterse verbo pronominal

  • 1.1 (a una autoridad) See examples: no me someteré a la autoridad de este comité
    I shall not submit to o yield to the authority of this committee
    no te sometas a sus caprichos
    don't bow to o 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) See examples: tendrá que someterse a un examen médico
    you will have to undergo o have a medical examination
Example sentences
  • El moderador toma las tendencias y las somete a votación.
  • En 1997 se sometió la propuesta nuevamente y ésta fue aprobada parcialmente.
  • El ver material explícito sexual no lo podemos someter al juicio moral.

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