apoderar

Escuchar:


  • WordReference
  • Collins

WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations
SpanishEnglish
apoderar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (dar poderes, autorizar) (UK: give permission)authorise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (US)authorize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (give power to [sb])empower vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (legally)grant power of attorney to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Apoderó a su hermano para que hiciera las gestiones en su nombre.
 She authorised her brother to make the arrangements on her behalf.
apoderarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (hacerse dueño)take over, take control of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (formal)seize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Poco a poco se apoderó de la empresa con malas artes.
 Little by little, he took over (or: control of) the firm using dirty tricks.
 
Additional Translations
SpanishEnglish
apoderarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (sentimiento: invadir)get the better of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  overpower
  (figurative)overtake vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El sueño se apoderó de mí.
 Sleep got the better of me.
  Is something important missing? Report an error or suggest an improvement.


Forum discussions with the word(s) "apoderar" in the title:

See Google Translate's machine translation of 'apoderar'.

In other languages: French | Portuguese | Italian | German | Dutch | Swedish | Polish | Romanian | Czech | Greek | Turkish | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Arabic

Advertisements

Word of the day: smart | drag

Advertisements

Infórmanos de los anuncios inapropiados.