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American English: /ˈtɑrɡət/
British English: /ˈtɑːɡɪt/

Translation of target in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (thing aimed at)
    (board) (Sport)
    the shot was right on/way off target
    el tiro dio de lleno en el blanco/se desvió mucho
    the town was o made o presented an easy target
    la ciudad resultaba un blanco fácil
    to attack enemy targets
    atacar objetivos enemigos
    a moving target
    un blanco móvil
    dead on target!
    1.2 (of criticism, protest) his criticisms were right on/way off target
    sus críticas dieron en el blanco/iban totalmente desencaminadas
    target for/of something
    blanco de algo
    the target of the attacks of the opposition
    el blanco de los ataques de la oposición
  • 2 (objective, goal) we achieved o met our target
    conseguimos nuestro objetivo
    to set oneself a target
    fijarse un objetivo or una meta
    she's set herself an impossible target
    se ha propuesto algo imposible
    to reach one's target
    alcanzar or lograr su ( or mi etc) objetivo
    above/below target
    por encima/debajo del objetivo previsto
    export/production target
    objetivos de exportación/producción
    to be on target
    ir de acuerdo a lo previsto ( or al plan de trabajo etc)
    they're on target for their best season ever
    llevan camino de lograr su mejor temporada
    (before noun) (date/figure)
    (area/zone/marker) (audience/market/group) target company (in takeover)
    empresa (feminine) objetivo
    empresa (feminine) blanco de una opa
    target population (Marketing)
    universo (masculine) or público (masculine) objetivo
    target price
    precio (masculine) objetivo

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (select as target) See examples: we should target these areas of research
    deberíamos centrarnos en estas áreas de investigación
    the company is targeting the small investor
    la empresa está intentando captar al pequeño inversor
    ten mines have been targeted for closure
    existen planes de cerrar diez minas
    diez minas han sido identificadas como candidatas al cierre
    1.2 (direct, aim) publicity targeted at the housewife
    publicidad dirigida al ama de casa
    to target benefits at those most in need
    concentrar la ayuda en los más necesitados
    Example sentences
    • In direct to consumer advertising, drug companies target advertisements for prescription drugs directly at the public.
    • Work related to drug deaths in Scotland has been targeted at users who inject.
    • Packages targeted at business users will also be available in three different bands.

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