Translation of power in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable (control, influence) the power of the churchel poder de la iglesiasea power made us greatel dominio del mar or nuestro poderío marítimo nos hizo grandesreal power lies with the militaryen realidad son los militares los que detentan el poderyou are in my powerestás or te tengo en mi poderpower to the peoplepoder para el pueblopeople powerpoder popularpower
oversomebody/somethingpoder sobrealguien/algo(before noun) (center)
de poderExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 uncountable (over country, nation) to be in power
- We have the power to influence events if only we are prepared to use it.
- You have power, prestige and influence and can dictate your terms in professional matters.
- It is a role of no power, no influence, with no glamour or credit.
estar en or ocupar el poderbalance of powerequilibrio (masculine) de fuerzasto seize powertomar el poderto come to power
- The world heroine had rendered her causes morally imperative and essential to national military power.
- Yes, in conventional terms, the greater military power would win out, but not in guerilla warfare.
- His greatest strength was recognising the limitations of military power.
hacerse con el poderllegar or subir al poderExample sentences
Example sentences1.3 uncountable or countable (official authority) power to +
- But that was a revolution which brought the capitalist class to political power.
- The parliament that emerged from this vote has been as yet unable to form a government and exercises no power.
- They don't have the economic and social power of government and media figures, that's for sure.
- The Industrial Revolution ensured military supremacy of the Western powers, whose colonial influence affected most of the Muslim world.
- After a long trend of consolidation by colonial powers, new countries are declaring their independence.
- In addition a murky role is being played by certain neighbouring countries and international powers.
infinitivepoderthey have no power to intervene para+ infinitiveno tienen poder para intervenirspecial powerspoderes extraordinariospower of veto to exceed one's powersexcederse en sus ( or mis etc) poderes or atribucionesthey were given full powers to …les dieron plenos poderes para …it's beyond his powersno es de su competenciaExample sentences
- The Tribunal has no power to delegate to any other body the performance of the duties laid on it by the Act.
- This ground of challenge may be used where the claimant alleges that there has been an unlawful delegation of power.
- There has also been a history of judicial reticence when a power is delegated to an elected public body.
- 2 countable 2.1 (nation) a major industrial/naval poweruna potencia industrial/naval de primer ordena foreign poweruna potencia extranjera2.2 (person, group) he's a power to be reckoned withes una fuerza con la que hay que contarthe power behind the throneel poder en la sombrathe powers that be
la eminencia grislos que mandanthe powers of darkness
los que detentan el poderlas fuerzas del mal
- 3 uncountable 3.1 (physical strength, force) more power to your elbow [colloquial]¡bien hecho!Example sentences3.2 (of wind, sun)
(of drug, chemical) potencia (feminine)(of engine, loudspeaker, transmitter, telescope) potencia (feminine)we have doubled our processing powerhemos duplicado nuestra capacidad de procesamientoExample sentences3.3 (of tradition, love)
- We think power is physical muscle power and we try harder to overpower and dominate others.
- Their stand-out attribute for me is the physical strength and power of the players.
- Yet by their physical power, they can impose their will without regard to the law.
(of argument) fuerza (feminine)
- Once again we tried to lift off with engines roaring at full power, but no cigar.
- This should be less of a problem at Monaco, where no cars use their full engine power.
- With a brisk performance, this engine had plenty of power at the high end.
lo poderoso or convincente
- 4 4.1 uncountable (ability, capacity) I did everything in my powerhice todo lo que estaba en mi(s) mano(s)it doesn't lie within my power
hice todo lo que me era posibleno está en mi(s) mano(s)that's beyond my powereso está fuera de mis posibilidadesshe has the power to see into the futurees capaz de predecir el futuro4.2 (specific faculty) (often plural) he lost the power of sight/hearing/speechperdió la vista/el oído/el hablapower(s) of concentrationcapacidad (feminine) de concentraciónher power(s) of persuasion
poder (masculine) de concentraciónsu(s) poder(es) de persuasióntest your mental powerspon a prueba tu inteligencia or tus facultades mentalesher creative/imaginative power(s)su capacidad creativa/imaginativahe was at the height of his power(s)estaba en su mejor momento or en la plenitud de sus facultadesExample sentences
- The powers of technology harnessed with the power of the human mind fused into one supreme being capable of the impossible.
- He preached a simple, effective message of a common humanity and the power of love.
- I can use any number of tools, from the powers of composition and imagination to the power of a computer, to make an image be what I want it to be.
- 5 uncountable 5.1 (Mechanics, Physics)(particular source of energy) energía (feminine)the engine lacks poweral motor le falta potencianuclear/wave/solar powerenergía nuclear/mareomotriz/solar(before noun) power brakesservofrenos (masculine plural)power saw(electrical) sierra (feminine) eléctricaExample sentences
Example sentences5.2 (electricity) to turn the power on/off
- Wind power uses the kinetic energy from the wind to turn an electricity-generating turbine.
- The server has two separate power supplies and two power cables in case one fails or falls out.
- They are also actively involved in smuggling and looting high-voltage power cables.
conectar/cortar la electricidadpower grid (esp British English)red (feminine) eléctricapower workers (British English)trabajadores (masculine plural) del sector eléctrico
- Spectral analysis provides a measure of power in the different frequency bands in the EEG.
- There are two 1.5 watt speakers built in and the unit draws a paltry 20 watts of power.
- It likes to trumpet its all out speed while ignoring the 130 watts of power and size of the beast.
- 6 uncountable (Mathematics) 10 to the power of 4/of 310 (elevado) a la cuarta potencia/al cuboExample sentences
- In 1915 Macaulay discovered the primary decomposition of an ideal in a polynomial ring, which is the analogue of the decomposition of a number into a product of prime powers.
- We can use arithmetics with different bases, fractions, decimals, logarithms, powers, or simply words.
- Hensel was interested in the exact power of a prime which divides the discriminant of an algebraic number field.
- 7 (a lot) [colloquial]to do somebody a power of goodhacerle a alguien mucho bienyour visit's done him a power of goodtu visita le ha hecho mucho bienExample sentences
- There's a power of difference between a monologue and a one-man show.
- There's a power of men been killed in this Hispaniola a sight o' poor seamen dead and gone since you and me took ship to Bristol.
- To be sure there's a power of money made here.
- the plane is powered by four enginesel avión tiene cuatro motoresit's powered by electricity
el avión está propulsado por cuatro motoresfunciona con electricidadsteam-powered
es eléctricoa or de vapornuclear-powered submarinesubmarino (masculine) nuclearExample sentences
- A particular growth area for the company continues to be the production of seal rings for turbo chargers in diesel powered engines.
- Chips are cut out of wafers, and are used to power electronics devices such as cell phones.
- ‘In fact the school pays for the electricity that powers the machines, with no return,’ she adds.
- (move rapidly) [colloquial] (+ adverb complement) we were powering along the highwayíbamos disparados por la carretera [colloquial]Example sentences
- Crawford was slow out of his blocks but powered round the bend to lead Williams by a fraction as they entered the final 100m.
- Thrashing my way along, this guy powered past me, turbulence all round, power-boat wake.
- The Texan was the world's one-lap maestro and looks as relaxed in the studio as he was powering round the track.
- Northampton then could only clear a MacKenzie free kick as far as Corden who powered a low shot through a forest of legs and into Rachubka's midriff.
- Ramos bravely powered the ball goalwards with a header only for Stekelenburg to palm away to safety.
- Locke powered the ball into the line, while Devine used his speed to run the ball to the outside.
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