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empire

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈempaɪər/
a large group of businesses that are controlled by a powerful company or person: build/create/expand an empire Entrepreneur Rocco Forte built his empire from budget hotels and motorway services.control/run an empire Besides running a fashion empire, he also functioned as director of no less than three banks. an entertainment/media/publishing empire a business/property empire a gobal/international/worldwide empire
Translations of “empire”
in Korean 제국…
in Arabic إمْبَراطوريّة…
in French empire…
in Turkish imparatorluk, (iş) imparatorluk…
in Italian impero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國家, 帝國…
in Russian империя, корпорация…
in Polish imperium…
in Spanish imperio…
in Portuguese império…
in German das Reich, der Großkonzern…
in Catalan imperi…
in Japanese 帝国…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国家, 帝国…
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