Translation of force in Spanish:


fuerza, n.

Pronunciation: /fɔːs//fɔrs/


  • 1

    • 1.1(strength, violence)

      fuerza feminine
      winds of hurricane force vientos de fuerza huracanada
      • a force eight gale vientos de fuerza ocho
      • he took the full force of the blow recibió toda la fuerza / el impacto del golpe
      • the police were out in force había una gran presencia policial
      • through force of circumstances the plans had to be changed razones de fuerza mayor nos hicieron cambiar de planes
      • force of habit fuerza de la costumbre
      • force of numbers guaranteed their victory su superioridad numérica les garantizó la victoria
      • sheer force of numbers necessitated a change of venue el gran número de asistentes (/ inscripciones etc. ) hizo necesario un cambio de local
      • Magnetic levitation occurs when the magnetic force is strong enough to overcome gravity and balance a body's weight.
      • There is a sponginess underfoot; a greater upward force to your movements.
      • Our whole trade is one of sufferance and compulsion, and by force alone can be maintained…
      • The Earth has very large mass and is unlikely to encounter sufficient force to slow its motion.
      • Vertical impact force is the stress placed on the body as a result of contacting the ground during movement.
      • He grabbed my wrists so strongly that his force obligated my body to stand up.
      • Either by force or by coercion, any sprouting counter-power will be neutralized.
      • In Christ we learn that God is in control, but not as a ruthless tyrant ruling by force and intimidation.
      • At times, hunting parties encountered other camps of women, and they took them by force under threat of death.
      • They stopped the tribal wars, first by agreements and then by force.
      • Who acts on the principle that violence, force and the threat of bloodshed are worthy tools of diplomacy?
      • He does not impose Himself by force, nor does He claim people under duress.
      • And if you go back far enough, just about all of it was originally taken by force.
      • The Pump Engine adjoining the tread wheels was put in motion by human force.
      • For example, a skeleton pirouettes and does a handstand to show how the body distributes force.
      • Sovereignty could be transferred by force or by treaty, but it had to be transferred.
      • None the less, muscles on the whole can be controlled to produce a wide range of force and delicate motions.
      • Subjectivity and conscious agency, then, are as potent as any physical force.
      • Draped over the bench like this the body takes the full force of recoil, with no flexibility to absorb the jolt.
      • A negative pressure or suction force is then applied across the wound via a drainage tube embedded in the foam.
      • The only way to beat the dust out of a dirty carpet is to get the total force of the body, hands and arms behind the hit.
      • One horse is biddable and can learn to obey commands, but the other is both deaf and violent, and so can be controlled only by force.
      • Originally, this force was attributed to an actomyosin system similar to muscle.
      • It dominated Indonesia by force and had an extensive network of factories throughout Asia.
      • It was like a small explosion of force, launching Joren backward several feet.
      • Another road is to wait until someone else has produced wealth, and then to seize it by force and violence.
      • If the guilty won't hold up their hands and confess, he and the Generals will ferret them out by force.
      • The power to hoist such weight is not all brute strength - though physical force is crucial.
      • You can't get somebody to do something by force, by duress, by overcoming their will.
      • The driving force for water movement can change with environmental conditions and with location in the plant.
      • A final blow, White now threatens checkmate in one move and Black is lost by force.
      • As Ibrahim counsels, it is a mistake to believe that force can eliminate Islamist movements.
      • His body took the full force of the blast; he didn't stand a chance.
      • The bombs on the inside edge exploded first, and their force sent my body hurling faster.
      • Secondly, China continues to threaten to resolve the Taiwan issue by force.
      • From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.
      • Finally the tears fall, fast and hard as the sobs wrack her slim body with their force.
      • Thus, freedom of speech is converted from a human right into a tool of oppression that must be blunted by force.
      • This seemed to add weight to the idea that bodies in motion had their own force.

    • 1.2(coercion)

      fuerza feminine
      to take sth by force apoderarse de algo por la fuerza
      • to use/resort to force hacer uso de/recurrir a la fuerza
      • by force of arms por la fuerza de las armas

  • 2

    • 2.1Physics

      fuerza feminine
      the force of gravity la fuerza de (la) gravedad
      • It is worth emphasising that there is a major step to be made from an inverse square law of force to explain planetary motion and a universal law of gravitation.
      • This is analogous to the way in which electrons experience the weak force while photons do not.
      • In many ways, however, the weak force resembles the electromagnetic force.
      • Because of the increased mass, more force is needed to accelerate the object.
      • If the spin and field are left antiparallel, the attractive force will slow the vibration.

    • 2.2(influential thing, person)

      fuerza feminine
      social/political forces fuerzas sociales/políticas
      • the forces of conservatism/liberalism/evil las fuerzas del conservadurismo/liberalismo/mal
      • he is a major force in the Church es una figura de mucho peso en la Iglesia
      • she's a force to be reckoned with no se puede menos que tenerla en cuenta
      • to join forces with sb unirse a algn
      • Nara too pointed out that only if Japan, India and China could form an alliance, Asia could prove to be a force for peace.
      • They see the global power of capitalism as a force for good in the world.
      • Murdoch is well aware of the massive global power he wields as a force for liberty and the empowerment of the individual.
      • Since the end of the Second World War, Canada has prided itself on being a force for international justice.
      • I believe in fair play and have always endeavoured to be a force for good in politics.
      • Our democratic government becomes a force for good because it reflects those values.
      • The Internet can be a force for much good, for the dissemination of information, for the education of the masses.
      • That is why it is important to throw up pioneering ideas so the government will be able to see this as a force for change and a chance to seize a lead for Britain.
      • Whether the expansion of such influences is a force for good or evil depends on the character of any given nation.
      • Much discussion in our modern world revolves around the concept of globalization and whether it is a force for good or evil.
      • It may not be fashionable to say it but America has long been a force for good in international relations.
      • He truly believes in the United States as a force for Good in the world, and who am I to criticize him for that?
      • He's a force for evil now, whether or not he ever was anything but.
      • So too the wider process (of which the telephone is part) can be a force for good or ill.
      • The brand evangelists will tell you that brands are a force for good.
      • If you are a force for change in the universe, what do you seek to change and how?
      • This is a paean to the power and value of globalisation as a force for good.
      • Let me be a force for you in my life, my Church, my Community, my City, and my Country!
      • As such, it became a force for exclusion rather than inclusion.
      • The Catholic church may well be a force for intolerance and reaction.

  • 3

    (of argument, personality)
    fuerza feminine
  • 4

    (group of people)
    fuerza feminine
    the (armed) forces las fuerzas armadas
    • the (police) force la policía
    • our sales force nuestro personal de ventas
  • 5

    fuerza feminine
    it has the force of law tiene fuerza de ley
    • to come into force entrar en vigor / vigencia
    • to be in force estar en vigor / vigencia

transitive verb

  • 1

    to force sb to + inf obligar / forzar a algn a + inf
    • to force sb into -ing
    • I had to force myself to eat tuve que obligarme a comer
    • he forced her into accepting his terms la obligó / forzó a aceptar sus condiciones
    • they were forced to sell/into selling se vieron obligados / forzados a vender
    • I am forced to admit that … me veo obligado a admitir que …
  • 2

    (bring about, obtain)
    (change/action) provocar
    to force a vote on sth hacer que algo se someta a votación
  • 3

    to force sth out of / from sb
    • they had to force the secret out of him / from him le tuvieron que arrancar el secreto a la fuerza
  • 4

    to force sth on sb
    • the decision was forced on us by events los acontecimientos nos obligaron a tomar esa decisión
    • I didn't want to take the money, but she forced it on me yo no quería el dinero pero me obligó a aceptarlo
    • it's been forced on us by management la dirección nos lo ha impuesto
    • I don't want to force myself on you if you're busy no lo quiero imponerle mi presencia si está ocupado
  • 5

    (exert pressure, push, drive)
    (handle/knob) forzar
    if it won't go in, don't try to force it si no entra, no lo fuerces
    • to force a door open forzar una puerta
    • she could force back her tears no longer ya no podía contener el llanto
    • she was forced out of the race by engine trouble se vio obligada a retirarse de la carrera por problemas de motor
    • he forced the lid off le sacó la tapa a la fuerza
    • to force a bill through Congress hacer que se apruebe un proyecto de ley
    • they forced their way in entraron por la fuerza
  • 6

    (break open)
    (door/lock) forzar
    to force an entry entrar por la fuerza
  • 7

    (produce with difficulty)
    he forced out a shaky laugh soltó una risita forzada
    • he has to force the high notes tiene que forzar las notas altas
    • it's forcing it to call him a genius calificarlo de genio es decir demasiado
  • 8

    (speed up)
    (plant) acelerar el crecimiento de
    to force the pace forzar la marcha