Translation of "power" - English-Russian dictionary

power

noun uk us /paʊər/
CONTROL [ U ]

B2 control or influence over people and events

власть, влияние
He likes to have power over people.
POLITICS [ U ]

B2 political control in a country

власть
They have been in power too long.
When did this government come to power (= start to control the country)?
ENERGY [ U ]

B1 energy, usually electricity, that is used to provide light, heat, etc

энергия
nuclear power
Turn off the power at the main switch.
COUNTRY [ C ]

a country that has a lot of influence over others

держава
a major world power
OFFICIAL RIGHT [ C, U ]

an official or legal right to do something

право, полномочие
[ + to do sth ] It's not in my power to stop him publishing this book.
STRENGTH [ U ]

strength or force

сила, могущество
ABILITY [ U ]

a natural ability

способность, дар
to lose the power of speech
do everything in your power to do sth

to do everything that you are able and allowed to do

делать все возможное
I've done everything in my power to help him.
the powers that be

important people who have authority over others

сильные мира сего, власть имущие → See also balance of power

(Translation of “power noun” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)