Translation of power in Spanish:

power

poder, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpaʊə//ˈpaʊ(ə)r/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(control, influence)

      poder masculine
      (of country) poderío masculine
      (of country) poder masculine
      (center) (before noun) de poder
      the power of the church el poder de la iglesia
      • sea power made us great el dominio del mar / nuestro poderío marítimo nos hizo grandes
      • real power lies with the military en realidad son los militares los que detentan el poder
      • you are in my power estás / te tengo en mi poder
      • power to the people poder para el pueblo
      • people power poder popular
      • power over sb/sth poder sobre algn/algo
      • I do not believe that military power alone can bridge that gap between East and West.
      • The world heroine had rendered her causes morally imperative and essential to national military power.
      • Thus his power and influence grew, and he became captain of the British men's team, a position he set great store by.
      • This is a remarkable book, and a reminder of power's corrupting influence is always timely.
      • The scientific and industrial revolutions vastly increased the wealth and the military power of the West.
      • The last few months have been particularly active and the Society is proving its power and influence.
      • Their formative experiences were in the study or practice of military power.
      • You have power, prestige and influence and can dictate your terms in professional matters.
      • Gold might bring power, wealth and influence, but it has wrecked as many lives as it has made.
      • Unless military power is used with a clear moral clarity we set a precedent that may come back to haunt us and the world.
      • It is a role of no power, no influence, with no glamour or credit.
      • We have the power to influence events if only we are prepared to use it.
      • But within the company, his power and influence over Russell has been steadily growing.
      • Money and property were the most important things in life, along with power of course.
      • He remains the only British statesman whose entire career depended on the control and use of military power.
      • Where have they called for using military power where you'd prefer not to use force?
      • The unprecedented combination of military power and media presence is intentional.
      • I don't think there's any reason why liberal nice guys can't talk about military power.
      • This high level of monitoring enables managers to exert significant power over workers.
      • His greatest strength was recognising the limitations of military power.
      • It seems to me that we are using our military power as a means to avoid suffering the judgment of the world.
      • Being able to do the same things as men is viewed as power by many women who are looking only at military or economic power.
      • Our military power as well as the area of the land is five times stronger.
      • We may have or can acquire the military power to deal with two major regional conflicts.
      • As a leading shareholder, he wields power and influence himself, and has not been afraid to use it.
      • On the contrary, there are grave dangers attached to over-dependence on military power.
      • Yes, in conventional terms, the greater military power would win out, but not in guerilla warfare.
      • The single key shift that has to be made is that the union must grasp the rise in power and influence of the big clubs.
      • From the outset his power and influence were exaggerated by Coalition officials.
      • Owing to this view, realists suggest that a state must rely upon its own military power to achieve its needs.
      • There is no equality in the negotiations, and there certainly is no equality in military power.
      • Like most such people, he possesses a lot of influence and significant power.
      • Yet it is becoming increasingly clear that military power alone cannot uproot the insurgents.
      • It is not the first time that balance of military power has been so skewed.
      • The power and influence of the local religious and minority leaders cannot be overstated.
      • He raises you up to the highest highs and drags you down to the lowest lows to exert his power over you.

    • 1.2(over country, nation)

      poder masculine
      to be in power estar en / ocupar el poder
      • balance of power equilibrio de fuerzas
      • to seize power hacerse con el poder
      • to come to power llegar / subir al poder
      • He was an eloquent opponent of the exercise of arbitrary power by governments the world over.
      • This could be a test of China's new strength and maturity as an international power.
      • One could argue that the insurance industry should be able to exercise the same power to control legal costs.
      • On one side, it is a running advertisement for the inability of the political class to exercise power with purpose today.
      • The UK would be an especially interesting example of a country torn between two powers should a European military be built up.
      • Often such power is exercised more effectively in respect to foreign policy than domestic reforms.
      • The question is, did she exercise her power under the constitution of the state.
      • He warned that such behaviour set a bad precedent, which would allow other powers to take military action under the guise of humanitarian concerns but actually act for their own advantage.
      • The parliament that emerged from this vote has been as yet unable to form a government and exercises no power.
      • At a certain point there was an attempt at a coup d' état in Spain and the socialists went into power.
      • Under those terms, the western powers turned over to Germany a portion of Czechoslovakia.
      • But it's also the nature of the Government to grab power over civic rights and are reluctant to return it after war.
      • We believe that peoples and nations have the right to determine their own destiny, free from military coercion by great powers.
      • In addition a murky role is being played by certain neighbouring countries and international powers.
      • Instead these have become fronts for big corporations and the military of the imperialistic powers in their drive for global domination.
      • Belgium's influence as a colonial power did little to unite the two tribes.
      • That has not stopped the Chinese from becoming one of the major economic and military powers in the world.
      • The Industrial Revolution ensured military supremacy of the Western powers, whose colonial influence affected most of the Muslim world.
      • It is widely believed that space exploration and development is restricted to the richer nations of the world, or the great military powers.
      • It arrested him and his followers in August under pressure from the international powers, which opposed his influence over the government.
      • Amid the muddle, Australia and New Zealand, the region's most influential powers, stood aghast as outrage followed outrage.
      • They continue also to be read in the light of modern experiences of class conflict and political power struggles.
      • You cannot change the way power is exercised in the world simply by exposing a handful of people.
      • In democracies those who exercise power gain their authority by the votes of the people.
      • And his critics largely do not oppose his view that Western powers should have the right to intervene militarily in troublesome states.
      • This is a vast and authoritarian extension of state power and control.
      • But that was a revolution which brought the capitalist class to political power.
      • However, the Italians and Spanish were not too amused, seeing themselves as military powers in their own right.
      • Relations between two of Asia's strongest powers are at their worst state in three decades.
      • They can check each other, and the exercise of power over time requires them to bargain and cooperate.
      • Social status and political power would be nice, but being able to eat and live are more important.
      • Great powers rarely accept military defeat gracefully, especially when the loss isn't total enough to compel acceptance.
      • The architecture of Eritrean towns reflects the nation's colonial past and the shifting influence of foreign powers.
      • After a long trend of consolidation by colonial powers, new countries are declaring their independence.
      • The power struggle between the president and the parliament is likely to prevail.
      • They don't have the economic and social power of government and media figures, that's for sure.
      • When in power, local political parties made little difference to the lives of working class people.
      • For six years his power depended on the social and political relations created by that upsurge.
      • It's about to join the ranks of the major powers within a few decades, if this rate of economic growth can be sustained.
      • Any government formed as a result of the present power struggle will further slash living standards.

    • 1.3(official authority)

      poder masculine
      power to + inf poder para + inf
      • they have no power to intervene no tienen poder para intervenir
      • special powers poderes extraordinarios
      • power of veto derecho de veto
      • to exceed one's powers excederse en sus (or mis etc.) poderes / atribuciones
      • they were given full powers to … les dieron plenos poderes para …
      • it's beyond his powers no es de su competencia
      • Consent authorities will have enhanced powers to direct the hearing process.
      • This ground of challenge may be used where the claimant alleges that there has been an unlawful delegation of power.
      • There are special police powers to arrest and search.
      • Will they be granted police powers, and if so, by what means?
      • However, there is now a far greater concentration of power in the statutory bodies than is the case in medicine.
      • They will soon find that they need the same powers as their English colleagues - direct control over budgets.
      • Now, this is a very important development, because the case directly challenges the president's wartime powers.
      • In this legislation the Customs Service is looking to have increased powers to detain people at remote locations.
      • The Government last year unveiled plans for police to have increased powers to move unauthorised travellers' camps.
      • Residents say that the case has exposed a legal loophole because tough new police powers to move on travellers do not apply if they own plots of land.
      • There has also been a history of judicial reticence when a power is delegated to an elected public body.
      • Parliament could abdicate or divest itself of power to another body.
      • Abuse of police power needs to be stamped out as soon as it starts.
      • The change is meant to spur directors to take back board powers ceded over the years to managers.
      • This body has power to suspend and dismiss public servants where there has been misconduct or a breach of duty.
      • Since the release of the commission's report last month, debate has centred on what powers the new intelligence director should have.
      • The Tribunal has no power to delegate to any other body the performance of the duties laid on it by the Act.
      • The power is then delegated to the judicial registrars but not the registrars of the court.
      • What is a police state other than one in which police have strong powers not properly restrained by the courts?
      • In this rather uninspiring context it may be some consolation that the directors are taking powers to buy shares in the market.

  • 2

    • 2.1(nation)

      potencia feminine
      a major industrial/naval power una potencia industrial/naval de primer orden
      • a foreign power una potencia extranjera

    • 2.2(person, group)

      he's a power to be reckoned with es una fuerza con la que hay que contar
      • the powers of darkness los poderes del mal

  • 3

    • 3.1(physical strength, force)

      fuerza feminine
      • The little power she exerted wouldn't even cause the restraints to do more than to go taut.
      • If the Englishwoman could develop a hurdling technique to match her speed and power she would really be a force to be reckoned with.
      • For all their bluster and bombast, each display of physical power proves in the end to be ineffectual.
      • The ship jarred suddenly, torn between its engines and the pulling power of the hole.
      • The emphasis throughout most of the closed season has been on building up extra strength and muscle power.
      • The man was knocked somersaulting backwards on the ground from the force of my power.
      • We think power is physical muscle power and we try harder to overpower and dominate others.
      • The feeling of the sheer power and force of the water could actually be felt through your entire body!
      • I've had a programme of rehab work to do and it's all aimed at getting the strength and power back into the muscles around my knee.
      • It prevents the loss of bone density and it increases your muscle strength and power.
      • Their stand-out attribute for me is the physical strength and power of the players.
      • It's because you're holding a weapon that it evens up, it has nothing to do with gender or physical power.
      • Still young, he towers above me now and I can sense he enjoys that reversal of physical power, the way he stoops to put his arm round me.
      • If Howe's try was one of delicate perfection, Smith's first of his brace was one of sheer power and physical presence.
      • This allows your body to be set up so your swing can move right through this area with power.
      • Yet by their physical power, they can impose their will without regard to the law.

    • 3.2

      (of wind, sun) potencia feminine
      (of wind, sun) fuerza feminine
      (of drug, chemical) potencia feminine
      (of engine, loudspeaker, transmitter, telescope) potencia feminine
      we have doubled our processing power hemos duplicado nuestra capacidad de procesamiento
      • For automobiles, the tax will depend on the engine power adjusted by a ratio based on the year of manufacture.
      • There are also three slow speed corners to negotiate and four straight sections which reward engine power.
      • The engine is down on power compared to its rivals, and the chassis has problems, too.
      • I immediately felt a loss of engine power and saw some smoke, then my race was over.
      • It lost power in all its engines, but glided long enough to exit the ash cloud and get the engines working again.
      • This should be less of a problem at Monaco, where no cars use their full engine power.
      • Everything was perfect and now there is a lot of power in the engine.
      • Just before midnight, half a dozen miles from Beaumaris, the engine lost power.
      • As a pilot he has experience of being struck by lightning and engines losing power.
      • Towards the end of the race I had a bit more oversteer and also the engine power was turned down as there was nothing more we could gain.
      • The crew had reduced power on the left engine and re-circled for a safe landing.
      • With a brisk performance, this engine had plenty of power at the high end.
      • The three straights of the Silverstone circuit reward engine power.
      • It's lighter; it has a better aerodynamic performance and it has more engine power.
      • The denser ones keep more sand out, but at the expense of engine power.
      • Once again we tried to lift off with engines roaring at full power, but no cigar.
      • We'll push it as long as we can before cutting the sails and going to engine power.
      • It has major engine power, plus all the technology of a finely tuned race car.
      • Damage to the first stage compressor shows that the engine had no power in it, and had either been throttled right back or had no fuel.
      • He lost engine power after lap 15 and it was a long slow frustrating race for the Aussie.

    • 3.3

      (of tradition, love) poder masculine
      (of tradition, love) fuerza feminine
      (of argument) fuerza feminine
      (of argument) lo poderoso
      (of argument) lo convincente

  • 4

    • 4.1(ability, capacity)

      I did everything in my power hice todo lo que estaba en mi(s) mano(s)
      • it doesn't lie within my power no está en mi(s) mano(s)
      • that's beyond my power eso está fuera de mis posibilidades
      • she has the power to see into the future es capaz de predecir el futuro

    • 4.2(specific faculty)

      he lost the power of sight/hearing/speech perdió la vista/el oído/el habla
      • power(s) of concentration poder de concentración
      • her power(s) of persuasion su(s) poder(es) de persuasión
      • test your mental powers pon a prueba tu inteligencia / tus facultades mentales
      • her creative/imaginative power(s) su capacidad creativa/imaginativa
      • he was at the height of his power(s) estaba en su mejor momento / en la plenitud de sus facultades
      • 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.
      • Advertisers have little power to influence what is published - partly because there are many of them.
      • The power of speech went first, as my tongue swelled to the size of a bouncy castle.
      • Both are also role models with enormous power to influence their peer group.
      • The power of affection or love has its place because the world longs for redemption.
      • He preached a simple, effective message of a common humanity and the power of love.
      • This is a story of the power of love and both its trials and its obsessions.
      • Frequent trips to the loo are commonplace, along with losing the power of speech.
      • We are baffled before the mystery of life, the powers of nature, the power of sin, and the fact of death.
      • The powers of technology harnessed with the power of the human mind fused into one supreme being capable of the impossible.
      • To assess the chances, let me look a little more closely at the destructive power of an impact event.
      • The directors can have no power and the members can have no power to direct the affairs of the company.
      • You and you alone can rescue these people with your amazing powers of common sense.
      • The basic question posed by war is about the powers of endurance and capacity for sacrifice of the two sides.
      • We live in a country where we do have some power to influence the actions of our governments.
      • In 1969 he began to demonstrate his powers of telepathy and psychokinesis to small audiences.
      • The planet's influence will be detrimental while its power to express the influence is augmented.
      • Casper believes himself to have the power of clairvoyance, though he has no reasons for this belief.
      • First it is a denial of the power of the human intellect to reason out understanding.
      • We cannot underestimate the power of spirit, love and compassion to effect change.

  • 5

    • 5.1Mechanics Physics

      potencia feminine
      (particular source of energy) energía feminine
      the engine lacks power al motor le falta potencia
      • nuclear/wave/solar power energía nuclear/mareomotriz/solar
      • before noun power brakes servofrenos
      • power saw motosierra
      • There is absolutely no form of pollution and no emissions and it generates power for the national grid.
      • Besides, the problem is more complicated than simply looking at power and frequency.
      • When its energy runs out it is simply rewound, producing an infinite supply of power at no cost.
      • The server has two separate power supplies and two power cables in case one fails or falls out.
      • It likes to trumpet its all out speed while ignoring the 130 watts of power and size of the beast.
      • It is also investigating ways to exploit the stocks of fuel set aside to operate the exchange standby power generators.
      • If gas was found a small generator would be placed at the top of the pipe to supply power to the National Grid.
      • This standard limits the level of harmonics in the current drawn by the power supply from the mains.
      • The road was unlit in spite of the fact that power cables that supplied the town with electricity ran parallel to it.
      • Excess power is supplied externally, and heat from the system may be supplied in the form of hot water.
      • The current production is not enough to provide electrical power for export, experts said.
      • And how about the deepest south of England having its power supplies administered from Perth?
      • It connects to your power supply and your normal power cable connects to it.
      • Spectral analysis provides a measure of power in the different frequency bands in the EEG.
      • Judging by the dimmed lighting, he had diverted all available power to the engines.
      • While the red lights confirm the supply of power from the post, the green push button is to check the fuse status.
      • Wind power uses the kinetic energy from the wind to turn an electricity-generating turbine.
      • When the pattern of the call signal is for telephone, the main power supply is not turned on.
      • They are also actively involved in smuggling and looting high-voltage power cables.
      • There are two 1.5 watt speakers built in and the unit draws a paltry 20 watts of power.
      • An electrician surreptitiously hooks up our hero to the main power supply.
      • The TV power is supplied through the decoder so you can't turn that off either.
      • Many of those built are running on English lines with power supplied through a third rail below the train.
      • The original half watt of power will diminish to less than a billionth of a watt at the point of arrival.
      • It was battery operated, and would not rely on a malfunction in the main power supply.

    • 5.2(electricity)

      electricidad feminine
      to turn the power on/off conectar/cortar la electricidad
      • power grid red eléctrica
      • power workers trabajadores del sector eléctrico

  • 6

    Mathematics
    potencia feminine
    10 to the power of 4/of 3 10 (elevado) a la cuarta potencia/al cubo
    • 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.
    • He stated, without proof, that it would take the sum of at most nine cubes or 19 fourth powers to express any whole number.
    • The two patterns do not interfere until they meet at a row that is the next power of 2, and so on.
    • Hensel was interested in the exact power of a prime which divides the discriminant of an algebraic number field.
    • We can use arithmetics with different bases, fractions, decimals, logarithms, powers, or simply words.

transitive verb

  • 1

    the plane is powered by four engines el avión está propulsado por cuatro motores
    • it's powered by electricity funciona con electricidad
    • steam-powered a / de vapor
    • nuclear-powered submarine submarino nuclear
    • When do you hope to have the fishing fleet powered by hydrogen?
    • Some fan diffusers are powered by both electricity and batteries making them quite portable.
    • For three days, the band jammed with the tribe, using recording equipment powered by car generators.
    • The motor's battery is recharged by an electric generator powered by a gasoline engine.
    • The sails were removed in 1866 and the mill was then powered by a coal-fired steam engine.
    • None of the studies in our review was adequately powered to detect rare but serious adverse outcomes.
    • But it could be 35 years before a substantial proportion of new vehicles are powered by hydrogen.
    • At low speeds, the car uses only the electric motor powered by batteries.
    • The plants are irrigated with water pumped by the means of solar energy and their computer is also powered with wind energy.
    • A particular growth area for the company continues to be the production of seal rings for turbo chargers in diesel powered engines.
    • Interior designers on cruise ships tend to opt for electrically powered systems, which they find more attractive.
    • Chips are cut out of wafers, and are used to power electronics devices such as cell phones.
    • This essentially allows a microchip to run in two modes, depending on the amount of processing power required, which helps to extend the life of the batteries powering the device.
    • Most of the studies reviewed were powered insufficiently to detect statistically significant outcome differences between the study groups.
    • A single front roller, powered by a second motor, vibrates the concrete.
    • Because it is electrically powered, it is a zero emissions form of transportation.
    • ‘In fact the school pays for the electricity that powers the machines, with no return,’ she adds.
    • Also, most factories are now powered by electricity rather than steam, so tall smokestacks are quite rare.
    • You can use your customer loyalty to power your special moves that will hopefully result in victory.
    • You do not need to perspire at all as it is powered by battery.

intransitive verb

informal

  • 1

    (move rapidly)
    we were powering along the highway íbamos disparados por la carretera informal
    • Having burnt round a track and powered through a forest, we get lost - amid the grassy glades of Surrey.
    • Ullrich powered past Armstrong on the climb, cutting the American's overall lead to just 15 seconds.
    • I powered past the bloaters, and ducked into the next canyon to find slack water again.
    • He flew past Cunego and powered towards the finish for his first win of the season.
    • Thrashing my way along, this guy powered past me, turbulence all round, power-boat wake.
    • Locke powered the ball into the line, while Devine used his speed to run the ball to the outside.
    • She cut loose and struck a ferocious ball that powered into the back of the net and sent her side into a three point lead.
    • It soon held the image of the Science Directorate ship powering away from Sentinel.
    • By the end of the first half, he was powering forward from centre-back to fetch balls from the sky in front of his half-forward line and lamping shots from 55 yards.
    • Ramos bravely powered the ball goalwards with a header only for Stekelenburg to palm away to safety.
    • Crawford was slow out of his blocks but powered round the bend to lead Williams by a fraction as they entered the final 100m.
    • Test your endurance and skill as you power round tracks for up to 24 hours.
    • The Scot powered round the track in a time of one minute 0.711 seconds, the fastest time ever at sea level.
    • 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.
    • Another fast moving dot on the radar turns out to be the Red Jet, powering past us from the Isle of Wight.
    • He's rolled his sleeves up, and is powering forward with the ball at every opportunity.
    • The latter put in a terrific run along the back-straight to take control rounding the third bend before powering away to a most impressive three length success in 28.72.
    • He then powered round the course to catch up only to repeat the mis-calculation at the finish.
    • Halfway through race three there was an increase in wind strength which suited Dan Jackson who powered past the leaders to win.
    • The Texan was the world's one-lap maestro and looks as relaxed in the studio as he was powering round the track.
    • The Russian sixth seed powered past his 13 th-seeded opponent in 95 minutes.
    • With ease, he powers past both, leaving the Olympic field in his wake.
    • On uphill putts you want to accelerate through the ball, like a race car powering up a hill.