Translation of father in Spanish:


padre, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfɑðər//ˈfɑːðə/


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    • 1.1(parent)

      padre masculine
      he's been like a father to me ha sido como un padre para mí
      • his mother and father sus padres
      • (old) Father Time el Tiempo
      • Father Thames el Támesis
      • the father and mother of a row/headache una pelea/un dolor de cabeza de padre y (muy) señor mío
      • But official statistics are now recording an explosion in the number of both single-parent families and lone fathers within the UK.
      • I asked him why he was going to pass a law that excluded fathers from families?
      • And they contrast not only as individuals, but in relationship to their fathers as begetters and whose reflections they bear.
      • It used to have a family atmosphere with fathers working with sons, but now there is no feeling in the place.
      • Working fathers help to lift families out of poverty and improve children's life chances.
      • Most married and had families, some with different daddies than their real fathers, but life went on.
      • Chris has set up a website for lone fathers called Single Fathers Online.
      • Where are the three babies' fathers, and their families, in all this?
      • Children who have contact with their fathers following a family break-up suffer fewer behavioural problems, academics said today.
      • Two fathers with young families are also missing.
      • This transfer would be valid under the articles of the Company because of your family relationship with your father.
      • It was a real family business with fathers and sons working together.
      • Just because a minority, sadly, needs paternalistic attention, everyone must be subjected to it; because of a few bad fathers, all good fathers must be suspect.
      • At long last fathers and their families are standing up and holding the Government and the family courts to account.
      • From the time they can understand, children take orders from older men in the family, especially their fathers.
      • I passed several families including fathers carrying babies on their backs.
      • With the industrial revolution, the number of families with wage-earning fathers began to rise.
      • When the outdated system is scrapped, children will be able to choose the family names of their fathers or mothers upon their parents' agreement.
      • This negative perception may be related to the high rates of physical abuse inflicted by both biological fathers and stepfathers on sexual offenders.
      • The early comics, and this movie, are loaded with family drama - missing fathers, vulnerable fathers, fathers-gone-bad.
      • Annoyed that no such support exists locally for fathers and families like his in Carlow, he is now determined to set up a local group himself.

    • 1.2fathers pluralliterary (forefathers)

      padres masculine
      progenitores masculine formal
      to be gathered to one's fathers ser llamado por el Señor euphemistic
      • Our mothers and fathers, recent and ancestral, worked faithfully to open doors shut hard by hatred and denial.
      • Now for the other point of view - what about outdoor rituals, and why do we need to purify when our ancestral mothers and fathers didn't even know about soap?
      • As the narrative shifts to the preacher's dream work, a girl reiterates her own account of the false prophecy she heard from ancestral fathers.
      • They have great in-depth knowledge because they have been told by their fathers of accounts from their lives and their fathers' fathers.
      • They've taken everything we had, and not just from us, from our fathers, and from our fathers' fathers.
      • Of course we carried the sins of our fathers, and our fathers' fathers.

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    • 2.1(originator)

      padre masculine
      the Fathers (of the Church) los Padres de la Iglesia
      • Some modern military historians consider him to have been the father of modern guerrilla tactics.
      • More important, he was a famous educator and the father of modern sports in Japan.
      • Teller was known as the father of the H-bomb for his work on developing hydrogen bombs.
      • As well as being the father of psychoanalysis, Freud might also be considered one of the founders of neuropsychology.
      • Travelling north, David discovers the work of Richard Wilson - one of the founding fathers of British landscape painting.
      • Its history can be traced to the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, in ancient Greece.
      • Filing past the body of the spiritual father of modern day Vietnam was a surprisingly moving experience.
      • Shaulis can be considered the father of canopy management, although the term was not coined by him.
      • This is the sport devised by the father of the modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
      • There are several candidates for a designation of the father of the space age.
      • Someone knows little of Thomas Jefferson, the Father of the US Constitution.
      • Ranke is frequently presented as the father of modern historiography.
      • Another of its famous guests was the father of communism, Karl Marx.
      • Ibn Khaldun was a fourteenth century north African who is widely regarded as one of the fathers of historiography.
      • John Locke, liberalism's father, held that ‘the right improvement and exercise of our reason … is the highest perfection that a man can attain to in this life.’
      • Yasser Arafat, the father of the Palestinian national movement for 35 years, fell into a coma and died.
      • James Madison, the Father of our Constitution

    • 2.2(leader, elder)

      padre masculine
      Father of his/our country Padre de la Patria
      • It is possible that at the approach of senescence he may make his peace with the world and become a benevolent father to his nation.
      • The prime minister is very protective of the First Minister and has managed to rid the father of the Nation of his baiter-in-chief.
      • He now wants to be the father of the nation, a unifying figure.
      • It is a particular joy to be able to perform the song 'Congratulations South Africa' to our country's father, Mr Mandela.
      • In a typical company, the boss is a ruler and father to his subordinates.
      • It prescribed a lofty ideal for the state: the ruler was to be a father to his people and look after their basic needs.

  • 3

    • 3.1FatherReligion

      Padre masculine
      in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost en el nombre del Padre, del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo
      • There is only one way to the Father - Jesus Christ.
      • The Holy Spirit is as much the Spirit of Christ as he is the Spirit of God, the Father.
      • Jesus is the Way to the Father, not the way to Heaven.
      • He also rose again and sits at the Father's right hand to make intercession for His own.
      • Jesus came from the bosom of the Father to make God known.
      • If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
      • In the Christian faith, it represents the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
      • He is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit - one Almighty God.
      • We shall all be one even as Christ is in the Father and the Father in Him.
      • Next, the rebuilding of the Temple - the place that Jesus Christ would later call ‘My Father's House’.
      • Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
      • Three is the Trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
      • Every day the Lord took opportunity to do his Father's work.
      • That's why the Father sent Jesus to us, so we could see God in a human face.
      • God the Father gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for sinners because He loved us.
      • Specifically, those who do not know the Son cannot know the Father.
      • Furthermore, if Jesus were not both fully God and fully man, then his place with the Father and Spirit in the Trinity was a big hoax.
      • When we keep the commandments of Jesus, He and His Father will abide in us, and we will have truly found Jesus!
      • And we share in it with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
      • At Calvary, Jesus and the Father cried out to all of us with one voice: ‘Your sins are forgiven!’

    • 3.2Religion

      padre masculine
      Father Brown el padre Brown
      • Later in 1937, the college was handed over by the French fathers to the Jesuit fathers.
      • The celebrant was Father Martin Tobin, Curate.
      • Father Gregory prayed to be worthy of his priesthood, then prayed to be able to believe he should pray.
      • We would like to welcome our new Parish Priest, Father Barney King, the new Curate in Omeath.
      • They came with two other American missionaries, Father Paul Schneider and Sister Christine Rhody.
      • With Father Gustave Weigel, Brown coauthored An American Dialog: A Protestant Looks at Catholicism and a Catholic Looks at Protestantism.
      • To celebrate its strong links with St Patrick's Church, parish priest Father Sweeney will unveil the school's new learning resource centre today.
      • Special speaker will be Redemptorist Priest, Father Johnny Doherty.
      • The Priests of the Parish would like to thank the Dromantine Fathers who spoke at all last week's masses about the missions.
      • Three days later, on 10 September he was christened by Father Anthony Strele at Sevenhill.

transitive verb

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    • 1.1

      (child) engendrar
      (child) tener
      • Four siblings, fathered by different men, did not legally exist in Japan because their mother failed to register their births or enter them in school.
      • He had fathered six girls with assorted women before siring a boy 12 years ago with his current flame.
      • The action takes place in a tatty hotel managed by Helena who is currently seething at the news that her ex-husband has just fathered twins by his new wife.
      • Coles has since remarried and fathered a daughter and son.
      • In macho country, here she was living under the same roof at the same time with three husbands (only one of them being her legal spouse), each of whom had fathered children by her.
      • The patriarch of stock car racing's No.1 family, Lee spawned Richard, who fathered Kyle, who fathered Adam.
      • He fathered an out-of-wedlock child and served 11 months in prison for tax fraud.
      • And here's the other issue that nobody's talking about: Michael has gone on, he's gotten a degree in nursing, he's fathered children with another woman.
      • Territorial sires fathered a greater proportion of the offspring of territorial dams than floater sires.
      • Sean, aged 41, calls Kate's baby, fathered by her ex-boyfriend, his ‘daughter.’
      • The drama of The Big Why is anchored largely in the tension between Kent and his long-suffering wife, Kathleen, as he fathers two children by other women.
      • Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for him if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate child?
      • Delving into history and folklore, American scholars came up with the ‘great’ discovery that President Thomas Jefferson had fathered a black child.
      • And these were guys - there about four of them - who went from sperm bank to sperm bank donating or who went to a few sperm banks and also then in their own private lives had fathered many, many children.
      • The proportion of twins that are fathered by the same sire has been estimated as 26% and any effect of population size on this value is likely to be small.
      • Very few world leaders have fathered a baby while in office (to the envy of numerous PMs and Presidents nearer home, in need of Helpage pensions).
      • But as is revealed in a startling new biography, he fathered illegitimate children and had numerous affairs.
      • Then there's Sir Paul McCartney, who was 61 when daughter Beatrice was born, and Sir Mick Jagger, who fathered Lucas with Brazilian model Luciana Morad when he was 55.
      • But because lorry driver Derek, 33, had fathered a child 17 years ago, the IVF procedure was not available to them via the NHS.
      • He was married several times and fathered a few children.

    • 1.2(invent)

      (invention/movement/plan) ser el creador de
      • Love ‘After the Goldrush/Harvest’ equally, heartfelt songs from the man who fathered the Rev and the Flips.
      • The document was put together in September of 2000 by The Project for the New American Century, a conservative think-tank fathered by Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard.
      • He fathered a vigorous local school characterised by inquiry, independence, and a deep commitment to philosophy as a way of life.
      • Steve is 44 but it took him some years for his Road to Damascus realisation which fathered the advice in his book to ‘instantly stop working for a living.’
      • In this, I was following in the steps of Alberto, who originally fathered this fun event.
      • By the time Brown sought a third term, voters had started to resist some of the progressive legislation he fathered.
      • Most of the world's great inventions were fathered by people with the ability to conduct their minds on free-wheeling adventures into the nonexistent, the unconventional, the absurd.
      • Mr Berkeley said: ‘Over its 60 years, Cheltenham has fathered an astonishing array of new music.’

  • 2

    to father sth on sb/sth atribuirle algo a algn/algo
    • Where Freud suffered from bowdlerization, or having fathered on to him all sorts of odd ideas, Jung has been neglected.