Spanish translation of “private”
private adjective /ˈpraivət/
› of, for, or belonging to, one person or group, not to the general public
The headmaster lives in a private apartment in the school in my private (=personal) opinion This information is to be kept strictly private You shouldn’t listen to private conversations. › having no public or official position or rank
It is your duty as a private citizen to report this matter to the police. privacy /ˈprivəsi, (American) ˈprai-/ noun › the state of being away from other people’s sight or interest
in the privacy of your own home. privately adverb ›
privadamente, en privado
He admitted privately that didn’t really like her. privatize verb ( (also privatiseBritish)) › to sell a business or an industry which was owned or controlled by the government
If prisons are privatized, the ability for effective regulatory oversight diminishes. privatization noun ( (also privatisationBritish)) ›
private enterprise noun › the management and financing of industry etc by individual persons or companies and not by the state.
private means noun plural › money that does not come from one’s work but from investment, inheritance etc.
private school noun › a school that is not given money by the government, and where education is paid for by the students’ parents.
He went to private school. in private › with no-one else listening or watching; not in public
May I speak to you in private?