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Spanish translation of “power”


noun /ˈpauə/
(an) ability A witch has magic power A cat has the power of seeing in the dark He no longer has the power to walk. strength, force or energy muscle power water power (also adjective) a power tool (=a tool operated by electricity etc. not by hand). authority or control
political groups fighting for power How much power does the Queen have? I have him in my power at last
a right belonging to eg a person in authority
poder; autoridad
The police have the power of arrest.
a person with great authority or influence He is quite a power in the town. a strong and influential country the Western powers. the result obtained by multiplying a number by itself a given number of times 2  2  2 or 23 is the third power of 2, or 2 to the power of 3. powered adjective supplied with mechanical power
accionado, movido por
The machine is powered by electricity an electrically-powered machine.
powerful adjective having great strength, influence etc a powerful engine He’s powerful in local politics. powerfully adverb
potentemente; poderosamente
powerfulness noun
potencia; poder
powerless adjective having no power The king was powerless to prevent the execution. powerlessness noun power cut/failure a break in the electricity supply We had a power cut last night. power-driven adjective worked by electricity or other mechanical means, not by hand power-driven machinery. power point a socket on a wall etc into which an electric plug can be fitted. power station a building where electricity is produced
central eléctrica
a nuclear power station.
be in power (of a political party) to be the governing party
estar en el poder
The National Party is currently in power.
(Definition of power from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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