Translation: from spanish

assertive

  • 1 V

    f.
    1 v, letter v.
    2 V, vanadium.
    * * *
    V
    1 ( usted) you
    ————————
    V
    1 ( voltio) volt; (símbolo) V
    * * *
    ['uβe] [be'korta]
    = v (LAm) SF (=letra) V, v

    V chica (LAm) *, V corta (LAm)*(the letter) V

    V de la victoria (gen) V for victory; (=signo) victory sign, V-sign

    V doble ( Esp), doble V — (LAm) (the letter) W

    * * *
    I
    v femenino ( read as [be, be 'korta, be 'tʃika, be pe'keɲa] or (Esp) ['uβe]) the letter V, v
    II
    v
    1) (= varón) M, male
    2) (= versus) v, vs, versus
    3) (= verso) v, verse
    * * *
    ----
    * en forma de V = V-shaped.
    * * *
    I
    v femenino ( read as [be, be 'korta, be 'tʃika, be pe'keɲa] or (Esp) ['uβe]) the letter V, v
    II
    v
    1) (= varón) M, male
    2) (= versus) v, vs, versus
    3) (= verso) v, verse
    * * *
    * en forma de V = V-shaped.
    * * *
    V, v
    read as /be/, /be ˈkorta/, /be ˈtʃika/, /be peˈkeɲa/ or ( Esp) /ˈuβe/
    B (= varón) M, male
    C (= versus) v, vs, versus
    D (= verso) v, verse
    * * *

    V,
    v sustantivo femenino ( read as /be/, /be 'korta/, /be 'tʃika/, /be pe'keɲa/ or (Esp) /'uBe/) the letter V, v

    V, v f (letra) V, v

    'V' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aclarar
    - baja
    - bajo
    - bien
    - birlar
    - corte
    - dejar
    - embrutecerse
    - haber
    - relampaguear
    - v.gr.
    - v.s.
    - amanecer
    - amenazar
    - anochecer
    - arrellanarse
    - atardecer
    - be
    - briznar
    - chispear
    - clarear
    - cuello
    - cuña
    - C.V.
    - deber
    - descargar
    - despejar
    - escampar
    - escote
    - estar
    - garuar
    - gotear
    - granizar
    - hacer
    - helar
    - ir
    - llevar
    - llover
    - lloviznar
    - nevar
    - oscurecer
    - pico
    - poder
    - que
    - qué
    - quinto
    - refrescar
    - ser
    - signo
    - temblar
    English:
    abbreviate
    - abbreviation
    - abortive
    - above
    - abrasive
    - abusive
    - achieve
    - acquisitive
    - active
    - activist
    - activity
    - addictive
    - additive
    - adhesive
    - adjective
    - administrative
    - affirmative
    - aftershave (lotion)
    - aggressive
    - alive
    - alleviate
    - alternative
    - ambivalent
    - anchovy
    - anniversary
    - appreciative
    - apprehensive
    - approval
    - approve
    - approving
    - argumentative
    - arrival
    - arrive
    - assertive
    - attentive
    - attractive
    - authoritative
    - averse
    - aversion
    - avert
    - aviation
    - avoid
    - avoidable
    - back
    - balaclava
    - beaver
    - beehive
    - behave
    - believe
    - believer
    * * *
    V (abrev de viernes)
    F
    V, v [ Esp 'u£e, Am be'korta] nf
    [letra] V, v;
    * * *
    v nf
    : twenty-third letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > V

  • 2 agresivo

    adj.
    1 aggressive, assertive, belligerent, go-getter.
    2 aggressive, combative, hostile, truculent.
    3 aggressive.
    4 predatory.
    * * *
    1 aggressive
    * * *
    (f. - agresiva)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ (=violento) aggressive; (=vigoroso) forceful, vigorous
    * * *
    - va adjetivo aggressive
    * * *
    = aggressive, belligerent, truculent, killer, sociopathic, combative, pushy [pushier -comp., pushiest -sup.], bellicose, campaigning.
    Ex. Problem patrons include, but are not limited to, illiterates simply seeking shelter, alcoholics, the homeless, the mentally disturbed, aggressive young people, and those with offensive odours.
    Ex. Dexter Rundle thought: 'The day was progressing serenely and I was feeling not at all belligerent' = Dexter Rundle pensó: "El día iba progresando con serenidad y no me sentía de ninguna manera agresivo".
    Ex. Senior staff members said that these fevers of truculent behavior had manifested themselves only within the past two or three years.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Guerilla Web strategies: killer marketing tactics to make your site the most popular on the Web'.
    Ex. The problem of optimally refining sociopathic knowledge bases is modeled as a bipartite graph.
    Ex. His book is a one-sided insider account of the scrappy, often combative style that characterized the New York intellectual crowd from the late 1940s to the mid 1960s.
    Ex. Parents can help the development of a child prodigy in an infinite number of ways, ranging from the attentive but not too pushy to the downright obsessive.
    Ex. For all their bellicose rhetoric, they still hope that diplomatic pressure will persuade Iran to compromise.
    Ex. He is fearless, courageous, campaigning, waspish and wise.
    ----
    * comportamiento agresivo = aggressive behaviour.
    * de modo agresivo = aggressively.
    * venta agresiva = hard-sell.
    * * *
    - va adjetivo aggressive
    * * *
    = aggressive, belligerent, truculent, killer, sociopathic, combative, pushy [pushier -comp., pushiest -sup.], bellicose, campaigning.

    Ex: Problem patrons include, but are not limited to, illiterates simply seeking shelter, alcoholics, the homeless, the mentally disturbed, aggressive young people, and those with offensive odours.

    Ex: Dexter Rundle thought: 'The day was progressing serenely and I was feeling not at all belligerent' = Dexter Rundle pensó: "El día iba progresando con serenidad y no me sentía de ninguna manera agresivo".
    Ex: Senior staff members said that these fevers of truculent behavior had manifested themselves only within the past two or three years.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Guerilla Web strategies: killer marketing tactics to make your site the most popular on the Web'.
    Ex: The problem of optimally refining sociopathic knowledge bases is modeled as a bipartite graph.
    Ex: His book is a one-sided insider account of the scrappy, often combative style that characterized the New York intellectual crowd from the late 1940s to the mid 1960s.
    Ex: Parents can help the development of a child prodigy in an infinite number of ways, ranging from the attentive but not too pushy to the downright obsessive.
    Ex: For all their bellicose rhetoric, they still hope that diplomatic pressure will persuade Iran to compromise.
    Ex: He is fearless, courageous, campaigning, waspish and wise.
    * comportamiento agresivo = aggressive behaviour.
    * de modo agresivo = aggressively.
    * venta agresiva = hard-sell.

    * * *
    1 (feroz, violento) aggressive
    2 ‹campaña/publicidad› aggressive, forceful
    * * *

    agresivo
    ◊ -va adjetivo

    aggressive
    agresivo,-a adjetivo aggressive

    ' agresivo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agresiva
    - volverse
    - combativo
    English:
    aggressive
    - belligerent
    - hawkish
    - pushy
    - truculent
    * * *
    agresivo, -a adj
    1. [violento] aggressive
    2. [osado] aggressive;
    una publicidad muy agresiva very aggressive advertising
    * * *
    adj aggressive
    * * *
    agresivo, -va adj
    : aggressive
    * * *
    agresivo adj aggressive

    Spanish-English dictionary > agresivo

  • 3 autoritario

    adj.
    1 authoritative, powerful, commanding, dominant.
    Se me pasó el bus I missed the bus.
    2 authoritarian, despotic, dictatorial, domineering.
    * * *
    1 authoritarian
    * * *
    (f. - autoritaria)
    adj.
    * * *
    autoritario, -a
    ADJ SM / F authoritarian
    * * *
    - ria adjetivo authoritarian
    * * *
    = authoritarian, imperious, assertive, dictatorial, authoritative, controlling, bossy [bossier -comp., bossiest -sup.], peremptory, overbearing.
    Ex. Examples would include deliberately contriving an authoritarian atmosphere, either institutional, by means of rules and regulations, or personal, by means of academic status, for instance.
    Ex. As she ascended the staircase to the library director's office, she tried to fathom the reason for the imperious summons.
    Ex. I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex. However, her strong-mindedness, dictatorial tactics, and attempts to dominate her teachers and staff have made her many enemies.
    Ex. While the operating instructions must be regarded as authoritative, they should not be seen as sacrosanct tablets of stone.
    Ex. The implications here are that the organizational climate must be nurturing rather than coercive, empowering rather than controlling.
    Ex. Regardless of gender, problem drinking was mainly related to traits of negative masculinity ( bossy, noisy, aggressive, etc) whereas binge eating was mainly related to negative femininity (shy, needs approval from others, etc).
    Ex. The author's argumentation is vehement, sometimes peremptory, but not conclusive.
    Ex. Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    * * *
    - ria adjetivo authoritarian
    * * *
    = authoritarian, imperious, assertive, dictatorial, authoritative, controlling, bossy [bossier -comp., bossiest -sup.], peremptory, overbearing.

    Ex: Examples would include deliberately contriving an authoritarian atmosphere, either institutional, by means of rules and regulations, or personal, by means of academic status, for instance.

    Ex: As she ascended the staircase to the library director's office, she tried to fathom the reason for the imperious summons.
    Ex: I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex: However, her strong-mindedness, dictatorial tactics, and attempts to dominate her teachers and staff have made her many enemies.
    Ex: While the operating instructions must be regarded as authoritative, they should not be seen as sacrosanct tablets of stone.
    Ex: The implications here are that the organizational climate must be nurturing rather than coercive, empowering rather than controlling.
    Ex: Regardless of gender, problem drinking was mainly related to traits of negative masculinity ( bossy, noisy, aggressive, etc) whereas binge eating was mainly related to negative femininity (shy, needs approval from others, etc).
    Ex: The author's argumentation is vehement, sometimes peremptory, but not conclusive.
    Ex: Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.

    * * *
    1 ‹gobierno/doctrina› authoritarian
    2 ‹persona/carácter› authoritarian
    * * *

    autoritario
    ◊ - ria adjetivo

    authoritarian
    autoritario,-a adjetivo authoritarian

    ' autoritario' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    autoritaria
    English:
    authoritarian
    - authoritative
    - masterful
    - overbearing
    - assertive
    - commanding
    * * *
    autoritario, -a
    adj
    1. [persona] authoritarian
    2. [gobierno] authoritarian
    nm,f
    authoritarian
    * * *
    adj authoritarian
    * * *
    : authoritarian

    Spanish-English dictionary > autoritario

  • 4 blandengue

    adj.
    2 softy, softie, soft, namby-pamby.
    3 flabby.
    f. & m.
    namby-pamby, softie, softy.
    * * *
    1 (débil) weak, feeble
    2 (fofo) flabby
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (fam)
    a) < mezcla> soft, runny
    b) < persona> soft
    II
    masculino y femenino (fam) ( persona débil) softy (colloq)
    * * *
    = pushover, softy [softie], mushy [mushier -comp., mushiest -sup.].
    Ex. The author explores the myths about female leaders; they are either too soft due to their predisposition as nurturers and thus are pushovers; or they are too assertive when they assume an alpha role in the organization.
    Ex. She has a tendency to be a softy, although she does carry the brunt of the authority in the household.
    Ex. Microwaved stuff is always mushier than if you put it into the oven.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (fam)
    a) < mezcla> soft, runny
    b) < persona> soft
    II
    masculino y femenino (fam) ( persona débil) softy (colloq)
    * * *
    = pushover, softy [softie], mushy [mushier -comp., mushiest -sup.].

    Ex: The author explores the myths about female leaders; they are either too soft due to their predisposition as nurturers and thus are pushovers; or they are too assertive when they assume an alpha role in the organization.

    Ex: She has a tendency to be a softy, although she does carry the brunt of the authority in the household.
    Ex: Microwaved stuff is always mushier than if you put it into the oven.

    * * *
    1 ( fam); ‹mezcla› soft, runny
    la gelatina me quedó un poco blandengue the jello ( AmE) o ( BrE) jelly was a bit runny o wasn't set enough
    2 ( fam); ‹persona› soft
    B
    * * *

    blandengue sustantivo masculino y femenino & adj fam pey weak (person) with no backbone: no le pidas ayuda a ese blandengue, don't ask that weakling for help
    ' blandengue' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    débil
    English:
    pathetic
    - wet
    * * *
    adj
    Fam
    1. [material] soft;
    la tarta ha quedado muy blandengue the cake has turned out a bit soggy
    2. [persona] weak, wimpish
    nmf
    1. Fam [persona] softie;
    Pey wimp
    2. Hist
    los Blandengues = ceremonial guard of the Uruguayan president
    * * *
    fam desp
    I adj soft fam
    II m/f softy fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > blandengue

  • 5 calzonazos

    m. s.&pl.
    1 henpecked husband (informal).
    2 wimp, henpecked husband.
    * * *
    1 familiar henpecked husband
    * * *
    masculino (pl calzonazos) (fam) ( marido dominado) henpecked husband (colloq); ( cobarde) wimp (colloq)
    * * *
    = pushover, wuss, wimp, wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish, softy [softie].
    Ex. The author explores the myths about female leaders; they are either too soft due to their predisposition as nurturers and thus are pushovers; or they are too assertive when they assume an alpha role in the organization.
    Ex. He goes on to state that liberals are wusses for claiming 'I support the troops but not the war'.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.
    Ex. She has a tendency to be a softy, although she does carry the brunt of the authority in the household.
    * * *
    masculino (pl calzonazos) (fam) ( marido dominado) henpecked husband (colloq); ( cobarde) wimp (colloq)
    * * *
    = pushover, wuss, wimp, wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish, softy [softie].

    Ex: The author explores the myths about female leaders; they are either too soft due to their predisposition as nurturers and thus are pushovers; or they are too assertive when they assume an alpha role in the organization.

    Ex: He goes on to state that liberals are wusses for claiming 'I support the troops but not the war'.
    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.
    Ex: She has a tendency to be a softy, although she does carry the brunt of the authority in the household.

    * * *
    (pl calzonazos) ( fam)
    1 (marido dominado) henpecked husband ( colloq)
    2 (cobarde) wimp ( colloq)
    * * *

    calzonazos sustantivo masculino inv familiar henpecked husband
    ' calzonazos' also found in these entries:
    English:
    hen-pecked
    - hen
    * * *
    calzonazos nm inv, Am calzonudo nm
    Fam henpecked husband;
    ser un calzonazos to be henpecked o US whipped
    * * *
    m inv fam
    marido henpecked husband

    Spanish-English dictionary > calzonazos

  • 6 comercial

    adj.
    1 commercial.
    relaciones comerciales trade relations
    2 store.
    f. & m.
    sales rep (vendedor, representante).
    m.
    commercial, ad, advertisement, advert.
    * * *
    1 (del comercio) commercial
    2 (de tiendas) shopping
    1 (vendedor) seller; (hombre) salesman; (mujer) saleswoman
    \
    banco comercial commercial bank
    tratado comercial commercial treaty
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=de tiendas) [área, recinto] shopping antes de s
    2) (=financiero) [carta, operación] business antes de s ; [balanza, déficit, guerra, embargo] trade antes de s ; [intercambio, estrategia] commercial

    el interés comercial de la empresathe commercial o trading interests of the company

    su novela alcanzó un gran éxito comercial — his novel was very successful commercially, his novel achieved great commercial success

    agente 1., local 2., 1)
    3) [aviación, avión, piloto] civil
    4) [cine, teatro, literatura] commercial
    2.
    SMF (=vendedor) salesperson
    * * *
    I
    a) <zona/operación/carta> business (before n)

    nuestra división comercialour sales o marketing department; galería, centro

    b) <película/arte> commercial
    II
    1) (AmL) commercial, advert (BrE)
    2) (CS) (Educ) business school
    III
    femenino o masculino ( tienda)
    * * *
    = commercial, commercially available, entrepreneurial, fee-based, marketing, priceable, for-profit, consumer-like, business-like, business-related, market-orientated [market orientated], profit-making, profit-related, readily available, trade-oriented, profit-orientated, marketable, business, off-the-shelf, commercially operated, market-oriented [market oriented], profit-oriented, out of the box, profit-generating.
    Ex. It is these features which have led co-operative members to select these systems rather than those of the commercial software vendor.
    Ex. Computerized information-retrieval systems are also very prominent in commercially available online search systems and applications.
    Ex. It was noteworthy that nearly all SLIS were maintaining their IT materials as much, if not more, from earnings from entrepreneurial activity than out of institutional allocation.
    Ex. The imposition of fee-based services may radically curtail the breadth of resources available to library users where historically information has been offered freely.
    Ex. Business International Inc. is another US service covering economic and marketing activities in over seventy countries.
    Ex. Neither are the latter group, in the course of their professional activities, likely to feel that the treatment of information as a priceable commodity compromises a principle fundamental to their professional ethic.
    Ex. The friction in this industry between private, for-profit services and not-for-profit learned societies or government bodies is deep-seated.
    Ex. I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex. It was generally felt that US libraries are organised on more business-like lines than those in the Netherlands.
    Ex. Twinning of libraries in different countries can bring benefits in terms of joint projects, student exchanges, and other buisness-related affairs.
    Ex. In the middle range of authorship there is, then, quite a wide band of writing stretching from the scholarly to the market-orientated = En el nivel medio de autoría existe, pues, a una gran gama de producciones escritas que van desde lo científico a lo comercial.
    Ex. Many types of budgets are not really applicable to libraries, since libraries are not primarily profit-making institutions.
    Ex. However these distinctions are not always clear cut, the public sector may pursue profit-related goals and the private sector may adopt other goals besides profit (improving work environments, quality of life).
    Ex. Librarians generally adopt the common strategy of simply using readily available sources of information.
    Ex. Trade-oriented scholarly presses also predict more titles, smaller press runs and higher prices.
    Ex. Information producers and sellers are profit-orientated.
    Ex. Central to this is the belief that information is a marketable commodity.
    Ex. A major concern of the journal will be the business, economic, legal, societal and technological relationships between information technology and information resource management.
    Ex. A standard off-the-shelf version costs 450 and fully tailored systems usually fall into the range 1,250 -- 1,450.
    Ex. There are a number of microfilming centres in the country including two commercially operated microfilming services.
    Ex. The market oriented economy is changing the role of information and business information services.
    Ex. The author points out dangers inherent in the fact that on-line data bases are privately owned and profit-oriented.
    Ex. Software vendors provide manuals for the ' out of the box' programs they sell.
    Ex. Examples of determined efforts to erase the intellectual boundaries between the profit-generating models of business and the intellectual pursuits of the academic community are considered.
    ----
    * actividad comercial = commercial activity.
    * anuncio comercial = commercial.
    * aplicación comercial = commercial application, business application.
    * aplicaciones comerciales = commercial software.
    * argumento comercial = business case.
    * asequible en establecimiento comercial = over the counter.
    * aviación comercial = commercial aviation.
    * bajo comercial = commercial premise.
    * banco comercial = business bank.
    * barrera comercial = trade barrier.
    * carta comercial = business letter.
    * casa comercial = house.
    * caso comercial = business case.
    * catálogo comercial de compra por correo = mail order catalogue.
    * centro comercial = shopping centre, shopping precinct, mall of shops, plaza.
    * comercial 7 papel comercial = commercial paper.
    * compañía comercial = business firm.
    * correspondencia comercial = business correspondence.
    * déficit comercial = trade deficit.
    * déficit de la balanza comercial = trade deficit.
    * de gran éxito comercial = high selling.
    * demanda comercial = market demand, commercial demand.
    * de modo comercial = on a commercial basis.
    * de un gran éxito comercial = best selling [bestselling/best-selling], top-selling.
    * de uso comercial = commercially-owned.
    * director comercial = chief commercial officer.
    * directorio comercial = trade directory, traders' list, traders' catalogue.
    * directorio comercial por calles = street directory.
    * distrito comercial = business district.
    * diversificación comercial = business diversification.
    * edificio comercial = commercial building.
    * editor comercial = commercial publisher.
    * editorial comercial = publishing firm, publishing press.
    * emporio comercial = emporium [emporia, -pl.].
    * empresa comercial = business firm.
    * estafa comercial = business scam.
    * estrategia comercial = business plan, market strategy.
    * éxito comercial = commercial success, financial success.
    * firma comercial = commercial firm, firm, commercial enterprise, business firm.
    * galería comercial = shopping arcade, walking arcade.
    * horario comercial = business hours.
    * industria de las exposiciones comerciales = trade show industry.
    * inglés "comercial" = pidgin English.
    * licencia comercial = trading licence.
    * mantener relaciones comerciales = do + business.
    * marca comercial = brand name, servicemark, trade name.
    * mundo comercial, el = commercial world, the.
    * nación comercial = trading nation.
    * no comercial = non-profit making, non-commercial [noncommercial].
    * novedad comercial = industry update.
    * para uso comercial = commercially-owned.
    * parque comercial = business estate.
    * poco comercial = uncommercial.
    * polígono comercial = business estate.
    * presentación comercial = technical presentation.
    * producto comercial = retail product.
    * programa informático comercial = commercial application, commercial software.
    * programas comerciales = commercial software.
    * propuesta comercial = business proposition.
    * proyecto comercial = marketing project.
    * razonamiento comercial = business case.
    * relaciones comerciales = business dealings.
    * rentabilidad comercial = business profitability.
    * representante comercial = business traveller.
    * riesgo comercial = business risk.
    * secreto comercial = competitive information.
    * sector comercial, el = profit-oriented sector, the, profit sector, the, commercial sector, the, for-profit sector, the.
    * sector no comercial, el = not-for-profit sector, the, non-profit sector, the.
    * servicio comercial = commercial service.
    * sistema comercial = market system, commercial system.
    * situado en la calle comercial = shop-front [shopfront] .
    * socio comercial = business associate.
    * software comercial = commercial software.
    * valor comercial = commercial paper.
    * vehículo comercial = commercial vehicle.
    * viajante comercial = business traveller.
    * visión comercial = business acumen.
    * vuelo comercial = commercial flight.
    * zona comercial = business district, shopping area, shopping district.
    * * *
    I
    a) <zona/operación/carta> business (before n)

    nuestra división comercialour sales o marketing department; galería, centro

    b) <película/arte> commercial
    II
    1) (AmL) commercial, advert (BrE)
    2) (CS) (Educ) business school
    III
    femenino o masculino ( tienda)
    * * *
    = commercial, commercially available, entrepreneurial, fee-based, marketing, priceable, for-profit, consumer-like, business-like, business-related, market-orientated [market orientated], profit-making, profit-related, readily available, trade-oriented, profit-orientated, marketable, business, off-the-shelf, commercially operated, market-oriented [market oriented], profit-oriented, out of the box, profit-generating.

    Ex: It is these features which have led co-operative members to select these systems rather than those of the commercial software vendor.

    Ex: Computerized information-retrieval systems are also very prominent in commercially available online search systems and applications.
    Ex: It was noteworthy that nearly all SLIS were maintaining their IT materials as much, if not more, from earnings from entrepreneurial activity than out of institutional allocation.
    Ex: The imposition of fee-based services may radically curtail the breadth of resources available to library users where historically information has been offered freely.
    Ex: Business International Inc. is another US service covering economic and marketing activities in over seventy countries.
    Ex: Neither are the latter group, in the course of their professional activities, likely to feel that the treatment of information as a priceable commodity compromises a principle fundamental to their professional ethic.
    Ex: The friction in this industry between private, for-profit services and not-for-profit learned societies or government bodies is deep-seated.
    Ex: I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex: It was generally felt that US libraries are organised on more business-like lines than those in the Netherlands.
    Ex: Twinning of libraries in different countries can bring benefits in terms of joint projects, student exchanges, and other buisness-related affairs.
    Ex: In the middle range of authorship there is, then, quite a wide band of writing stretching from the scholarly to the market-orientated = En el nivel medio de autoría existe, pues, a una gran gama de producciones escritas que van desde lo científico a lo comercial.
    Ex: Many types of budgets are not really applicable to libraries, since libraries are not primarily profit-making institutions.
    Ex: However these distinctions are not always clear cut, the public sector may pursue profit-related goals and the private sector may adopt other goals besides profit (improving work environments, quality of life).
    Ex: Librarians generally adopt the common strategy of simply using readily available sources of information.
    Ex: Trade-oriented scholarly presses also predict more titles, smaller press runs and higher prices.
    Ex: Information producers and sellers are profit-orientated.
    Ex: Central to this is the belief that information is a marketable commodity.
    Ex: A major concern of the journal will be the business, economic, legal, societal and technological relationships between information technology and information resource management.
    Ex: A standard off-the-shelf version costs 450 and fully tailored systems usually fall into the range 1,250 -- 1,450.
    Ex: There are a number of microfilming centres in the country including two commercially operated microfilming services.
    Ex: The market oriented economy is changing the role of information and business information services.
    Ex: The author points out dangers inherent in the fact that on-line data bases are privately owned and profit-oriented.
    Ex: Software vendors provide manuals for the ' out of the box' programs they sell.
    Ex: Examples of determined efforts to erase the intellectual boundaries between the profit-generating models of business and the intellectual pursuits of the academic community are considered.
    * actividad comercial = commercial activity.
    * anuncio comercial = commercial.
    * aplicación comercial = commercial application, business application.
    * aplicaciones comerciales = commercial software.
    * argumento comercial = business case.
    * asequible en establecimiento comercial = over the counter.
    * aviación comercial = commercial aviation.
    * bajo comercial = commercial premise.
    * banco comercial = business bank.
    * barrera comercial = trade barrier.
    * carta comercial = business letter.
    * casa comercial = house.
    * caso comercial = business case.
    * catálogo comercial de compra por correo = mail order catalogue.
    * centro comercial = shopping centre, shopping precinct, mall of shops, plaza.
    * comercial 7 papel comercial = commercial paper.
    * compañía comercial = business firm.
    * correspondencia comercial = business correspondence.
    * déficit comercial = trade deficit.
    * déficit de la balanza comercial = trade deficit.
    * de gran éxito comercial = high selling.
    * demanda comercial = market demand, commercial demand.
    * de modo comercial = on a commercial basis.
    * de un gran éxito comercial = best selling [bestselling/best-selling], top-selling.
    * de uso comercial = commercially-owned.
    * director comercial = chief commercial officer.
    * directorio comercial = trade directory, traders' list, traders' catalogue.
    * directorio comercial por calles = street directory.
    * distrito comercial = business district.
    * diversificación comercial = business diversification.
    * edificio comercial = commercial building.
    * editor comercial = commercial publisher.
    * editorial comercial = publishing firm, publishing press.
    * emporio comercial = emporium [emporia, -pl.].
    * empresa comercial = business firm.
    * estafa comercial = business scam.
    * estrategia comercial = business plan, market strategy.
    * éxito comercial = commercial success, financial success.
    * firma comercial = commercial firm, firm, commercial enterprise, business firm.
    * galería comercial = shopping arcade, walking arcade.
    * horario comercial = business hours.
    * industria de las exposiciones comerciales = trade show industry.
    * inglés "comercial" = pidgin English.
    * licencia comercial = trading licence.
    * mantener relaciones comerciales = do + business.
    * marca comercial = brand name, servicemark, trade name.
    * mundo comercial, el = commercial world, the.
    * nación comercial = trading nation.
    * no comercial = non-profit making, non-commercial [noncommercial].
    * novedad comercial = industry update.
    * para uso comercial = commercially-owned.
    * parque comercial = business estate.
    * poco comercial = uncommercial.
    * polígono comercial = business estate.
    * presentación comercial = technical presentation.
    * producto comercial = retail product.
    * programa informático comercial = commercial application, commercial software.
    * programas comerciales = commercial software.
    * propuesta comercial = business proposition.
    * proyecto comercial = marketing project.
    * razonamiento comercial = business case.
    * relaciones comerciales = business dealings.
    * rentabilidad comercial = business profitability.
    * representante comercial = business traveller.
    * riesgo comercial = business risk.
    * secreto comercial = competitive information.
    * sector comercial, el = profit-oriented sector, the, profit sector, the, commercial sector, the, for-profit sector, the.
    * sector no comercial, el = not-for-profit sector, the, non-profit sector, the.
    * servicio comercial = commercial service.
    * sistema comercial = market system, commercial system.
    * situado en la calle comercial = shop-front [shopfront].
    * socio comercial = business associate.
    * software comercial = commercial software.
    * valor comercial = commercial paper.
    * vehículo comercial = commercial vehicle.
    * viajante comercial = business traveller.
    * visión comercial = business acumen.
    * vuelo comercial = commercial flight.
    * zona comercial = business district, shopping area, shopping district.

    * * *
    1 ‹distrito/operación› business ( before n)
    una importante firma comercial an important company
    el desequilibrio comercial entre los dos países the trade imbalance between the two countries
    un emporio comercial fenicio a Phoenician trading post
    algunos critican su agresividad comercial some people criticize their aggressive approach to business
    el déficit comercial the trade deficit
    una carta comercial a business letter
    nuevas iniciativas comerciales new business initiatives
    nuestra división comercial our sales o marketing department
    el derribo de un avión comercial the shooting down of a civil aircraft
    2 ‹película/arte› commercial
    ( AmL)
    commercial, advert ( BrE)
    or
    A
    (tienda): [ S ] Comercial Hernández Hernandez's Stores
    B (CS) ( Educ) business school
    * * *

     

    comercial adjetivo
    a)zona/operación/carta business ( before n);


    el déficit comercial the trade deficit;
    See Also→ galería, centro
    b)película/arte commercial

    ■ sustantivo masculino

    b) (CS) (Educ) business school

    comercial adjetivo commercial
    ' comercial' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    balanza
    - centro
    - depresión
    - erotizar
    - galería
    - propaganda
    - recibo
    - Sres.
    - feria
    - gerente
    - pasaje
    - relación
    - señalización
    - señalizar
    - zona
    English:
    accessible
    - arcade
    - brand name
    - business
    - commercial
    - commercialize
    - delay
    - delegation
    - head-hunt
    - mall
    - merchant bank
    - moneymaker
    - profit margin
    - rep
    - run across
    - sales brochure
    - sales promotion
    - sales rep
    - selling point
    - shopping centre
    - trade agreement
    - trade deficit
    - trade embargo
    - trade gap
    - trade route
    - tradename
    - trading partner
    - trading results
    - unbusinesslike
    - break
    - cash
    - fair
    - for
    - mix
    - opening
    - plaza
    - precinct
    - representative
    - shopping
    - trade
    - trading
    * * *
    adj
    1. [de empresas] commercial;
    [embargo, déficit, disputa] trade;
    relaciones comerciales trade relations;
    aviación comercial civil aviation;
    política comercial trade policy;
    gestión comercial business management
    2. [que se vende bien] commercial;
    una película muy comercial a very commercial film
    nmf
    [vendedor, representante] sales rep
    nm
    Am commercial, Br advert
    * * *
    I adj commercial; de negocios business atr ;
    el déficit comercial the trade deficit
    II m/f representative
    III m L.Am. ( anuncio) commercial
    * * *
    comercial adj & nm
    : commercial
    * * *
    comercial1 adj commercial
    comercial2 n salesman [pl. salesmen] / saleswoman [pl. saleswomen]

    Spanish-English dictionary > comercial

  • 7 contener2

    2 = staunch [stanch, -USA], dam (up), smother, keep at + bay, hold + the line, repress, force back, bottle up, hold at + bay, rein in, hold + Nombre + in.
    Ex. Some notable progress is being made worldwide in staunching publishers' losses.
    Ex. But to prevent any meandering at all, or to dam the flow of talk too soon and too often by intruding, generally only frustrates spontaneity = Aunque evitar cualquier divagación o cortar el flujo de la conversación demasiado pronto y con demasiada frecuencia con interrupciones generalmente sólo coarta la espontaneidad.
    Ex. Smothering an excusable curse, Modjeski asked: 'How much longer is Wade likely to be out?'.
    Ex. A new approach is needed to maintain the freshness, vitality and humour that will keep at bay the dryer mode of academic examination.
    Ex. The standpatters argue, and the progressives agree, that the tax line must be held in the interest of attracting industry = Los conservadores proponen y los progresistas están de acuerdo en que se deben contener los impuestos para atraer a la industria.
    Ex. Friends of Cuban Libraries draw attention to the extent to which intellectual freedom is being repressed in Cuba.
    Ex. Then tears began to well in her eyes and the trembling of her breath showed that she was forcing back a lump in her throat.
    Ex. Instead of showing her anger towards her parents, Jamie continued to keep her feelings bottled up inside of her.
    Ex. A man died early today after holding deputies at bay for three hours, then shooting himself.
    Ex. If librarians hope to rein in escalating periodical prices, they must become more assertive consumers.
    Ex. The longer a fart is held in, the larger the proportion of inert nitrogen it contains, because the other gases tend to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the walls of the intestine.
    ----
    * contener Algo = keep + Nombre + in check.
    * contener el aliento = hold + Posesivo + breath.
    * contener la respiración = hold + Posesivo + breath.
    * contener las lágrimas = hold back + Posesivo + tears.
    * contener los gastos = contain + costs.
    * contenerse = hold back on, forbear, check + Reflexivo.
    * sin poder contenerse = helplessly.

    Spanish-English dictionary > contener2

  • 8 controlar

    v.
    1 to control.
    Pedro controla su vida al fin Peter controls his life at last.
    María controla a sus hijos con lástima Mary controls her kids through pity.
    2 to check.
    3 to watch, to keep an eye on.
    4 to take over, to control.
    María controla los negocios Mary takes over business.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to control
    2 (comprobar) to check
    1 (moderarse) to control oneself
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=dominar) [+ situación, emoción, balón, vehículo, inflación] to control

    los rebeldes controlan ya todo el país — the rebels now control the whole country, the rebels are now in control of the whole country

    no controlo muy bien ese tema* I'm not very hot on that subject *

    2) (=vigilar)

    contrólame al niño mientras yo estoy fuera* can you keep an eye on the child while I'm out

    controla que no hierva el café* make sure the coffee doesn't boil, see that the coffee doesn't boil

    3) (=regular) to control
    2.
    VI *
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( dominar) <nervios/impulsos/persona> to control
    2) ( vigilar) <inflación/proceso> to monitor

    controlar el peso/la línea — to watch one's weight/one's waistline

    3) ( regular) <presión/inflación> to control
    2.
    controlarse v pron
    1) ( dominarse) to control oneself
    2) ( vigilar) <peso/colesterol> to check, monitor
    * * *
    = control, get + command of, govern, keep + a rein on, keep within + bounds, monitor, regulate, peg, police, master, command, scourge, keep down + Nombre, stem + the tide of, bring under + control, hold in + line, gain + control (over/of), get + a grip on, hold + the reins of, corral, check up on, keep + tabs on, wield + control, hold + sway (over), wiretap [wire-tap], hold + the line, keep + a tight hold on, take + control of, stay on top of, stay in + control, rein in, hold + Nombre + in.
    Ex. These fields control the access to the main record and are all fixed length fields.
    Ex. The great storyteller, FC Sayers, having advised the beginner to 'steep himself in folklore until the elemental themes are part of himself,' explains how best to get command of a tale.
    Ex. It is not sufficient merely to describe the processes that govern the creation and generation of indexing and abstracting data.
    Ex. Cases keep discussion grounded on certain persistent facts that must be faced, and keep a realistic rein on airy flights of academic speculation.
    Ex. Costs can be kept within reasonable bounds if a method appropriate to the specific application is chosen.
    Ex. Ideally it should be possible to include some form of student assessment or to monitor the student's progress.
    Ex. Built into each operator are sets of instructions to the computer which regulate where the term must appear in the printed entries generated from the string, typefaces, and necessary punctuation.
    Ex. After a couple of months, I had his overall behavior pretty well pegged.
    Ex. For many centuries local authorities have been responsible for policing Weights and Measures Acts and regulations and, where a breach of legislation was uncovered, would prosecute in the criminal court.
    Ex. The library director strove to master his frustration.
    Ex. Very few engravers commanded the necessary artistry.
    Ex. The reference librarian must always resist an impulse to be glib; he must scourge and throttle his vanity; he must reach a conclusion rather than begin with it.
    Ex. Activities such as gardening or cookery are dealt with in many books in ways which go far beyond the simple keeping down of weeds or just filling empty stomachs.
    Ex. This article discusses some strategies that are being developed to stem the tide of losses caused worldwide by piracy.
    Ex. But the unions were able to add their weight to the authority of the parliamentary investigators in bringing the worst excesses of unregulated apprenticeship and of working conditions under control = No obstante, los sindicatos pudieron reforzar la autoridad de los investigadores parlamentarios para controlar los peores excesos que se cometían en el aprendizaje de un oficio y las condiciones laborales sin regularizar.
    Ex. The library staff consists of 6 professional librarians and 11 clerical workers, all of whom are held firmly in line by the forceful personality of the director, a retired military colonel.
    Ex. Gradually many of these conquerors came to realize that, although military might was necessary to gain control over an area, sheer force of arms was not sufficient to govern effectively.
    Ex. The article ' Getting a grip on change' argues that only by confronting the challenges and inevitability of change can libraries retain their relevancy in the information age.
    Ex. This trend may also be explained by the hegemony of those who hold the reins of international publication.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Microfilm retrieval system corrals paper flood for Ameritech publishing'.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. Influence and control is currently wielded by sterile professionals who are blind to the need to develop services beyond print.
    Ex. This ideology appealed widely to the librarian as well as the library user and held sway for nearly a quarter of a millennium when, in 1841, a catalytic event in the history of cataloging took place.
    Ex. The implementation of this system would enable law enforcement agencies to wiretap all digital communication.
    Ex. The standpatters argue, and the progressives agree, that the tax line must be held in the interest of attracting industry = Los conservadores proponen y los progresistas están de acuerdo en que se deben contener los impuestos para atraer a la industria.
    Ex. A study of telly-addicts has found that in 45 per cent of homes mums keep a tight hold on the remote control.
    Ex. Five years after they took control of war-ravaged Afghanistan, reconstruction remains a job half done.
    Ex. Adapting to change -- and staying on top of the changes -- is a huge key to success in industry.
    Ex. This section of the book is all about how to stay in control of your personal information.
    Ex. If librarians hope to rein in escalating periodical prices, they must become more assertive consumers.
    Ex. The longer a fart is held in, the larger the proportion of inert nitrogen it contains, because the other gases tend to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the walls of the intestine.
    ----
    * controlar aún más = tighten + Posesivo + grip on.
    * controlar el presupuesto = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar la economía = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar las finanzas = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar la situación = tame + the beast.
    * controlar los gastos = control + costs, contain + costs.
    * controlarlo todo = have + a finger in every pie.
    * controlarse = command + Reflexivo, pace.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( dominar) <nervios/impulsos/persona> to control
    2) ( vigilar) <inflación/proceso> to monitor

    controlar el peso/la línea — to watch one's weight/one's waistline

    3) ( regular) <presión/inflación> to control
    2.
    controlarse v pron
    1) ( dominarse) to control oneself
    2) ( vigilar) <peso/colesterol> to check, monitor
    * * *
    = control, get + command of, govern, keep + a rein on, keep within + bounds, monitor, regulate, peg, police, master, command, scourge, keep down + Nombre, stem + the tide of, bring under + control, hold in + line, gain + control (over/of), get + a grip on, hold + the reins of, corral, check up on, keep + tabs on, wield + control, hold + sway (over), wiretap [wire-tap], hold + the line, keep + a tight hold on, take + control of, stay on top of, stay in + control, rein in, hold + Nombre + in.

    Ex: These fields control the access to the main record and are all fixed length fields.

    Ex: The great storyteller, FC Sayers, having advised the beginner to 'steep himself in folklore until the elemental themes are part of himself,' explains how best to get command of a tale.
    Ex: It is not sufficient merely to describe the processes that govern the creation and generation of indexing and abstracting data.
    Ex: Cases keep discussion grounded on certain persistent facts that must be faced, and keep a realistic rein on airy flights of academic speculation.
    Ex: Costs can be kept within reasonable bounds if a method appropriate to the specific application is chosen.
    Ex: Ideally it should be possible to include some form of student assessment or to monitor the student's progress.
    Ex: Built into each operator are sets of instructions to the computer which regulate where the term must appear in the printed entries generated from the string, typefaces, and necessary punctuation.
    Ex: After a couple of months, I had his overall behavior pretty well pegged.
    Ex: For many centuries local authorities have been responsible for policing Weights and Measures Acts and regulations and, where a breach of legislation was uncovered, would prosecute in the criminal court.
    Ex: The library director strove to master his frustration.
    Ex: Very few engravers commanded the necessary artistry.
    Ex: The reference librarian must always resist an impulse to be glib; he must scourge and throttle his vanity; he must reach a conclusion rather than begin with it.
    Ex: Activities such as gardening or cookery are dealt with in many books in ways which go far beyond the simple keeping down of weeds or just filling empty stomachs.
    Ex: This article discusses some strategies that are being developed to stem the tide of losses caused worldwide by piracy.
    Ex: But the unions were able to add their weight to the authority of the parliamentary investigators in bringing the worst excesses of unregulated apprenticeship and of working conditions under control = No obstante, los sindicatos pudieron reforzar la autoridad de los investigadores parlamentarios para controlar los peores excesos que se cometían en el aprendizaje de un oficio y las condiciones laborales sin regularizar.
    Ex: The library staff consists of 6 professional librarians and 11 clerical workers, all of whom are held firmly in line by the forceful personality of the director, a retired military colonel.
    Ex: Gradually many of these conquerors came to realize that, although military might was necessary to gain control over an area, sheer force of arms was not sufficient to govern effectively.
    Ex: The article ' Getting a grip on change' argues that only by confronting the challenges and inevitability of change can libraries retain their relevancy in the information age.
    Ex: This trend may also be explained by the hegemony of those who hold the reins of international publication.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Microfilm retrieval system corrals paper flood for Ameritech publishing'.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: Influence and control is currently wielded by sterile professionals who are blind to the need to develop services beyond print.
    Ex: This ideology appealed widely to the librarian as well as the library user and held sway for nearly a quarter of a millennium when, in 1841, a catalytic event in the history of cataloging took place.
    Ex: The implementation of this system would enable law enforcement agencies to wiretap all digital communication.
    Ex: The standpatters argue, and the progressives agree, that the tax line must be held in the interest of attracting industry = Los conservadores proponen y los progresistas están de acuerdo en que se deben contener los impuestos para atraer a la industria.
    Ex: A study of telly-addicts has found that in 45 per cent of homes mums keep a tight hold on the remote control.
    Ex: Five years after they took control of war-ravaged Afghanistan, reconstruction remains a job half done.
    Ex: Adapting to change -- and staying on top of the changes -- is a huge key to success in industry.
    Ex: This section of the book is all about how to stay in control of your personal information.
    Ex: If librarians hope to rein in escalating periodical prices, they must become more assertive consumers.
    Ex: The longer a fart is held in, the larger the proportion of inert nitrogen it contains, because the other gases tend to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the walls of the intestine.
    * controlar aún más = tighten + Posesivo + grip on.
    * controlar el presupuesto = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar la economía = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar las finanzas = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar la situación = tame + the beast.
    * controlar los gastos = control + costs, contain + costs.
    * controlarlo todo = have + a finger in every pie.
    * controlarse = command + Reflexivo, pace.

    * * *
    controlar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹nervios/impulsos/emociones› to control; ‹persona/animal› to control
    controlamos la situación we are in control of the situation, we have the situation under control
    el incendio fue rápidamente controlado por los bomberos the firemen quickly got o brought the fire under control
    controlan ahora toda la zona they now control o they are now in control of the whole area
    pasaron a controlar la empresa they took control of the company
    2 ( fam); ‹tema› to know about
    estos temas no los controlo I don't know anything about these things, I'm not too well up on o hot on these things ( colloq)
    B
    (vigilar): tiene que controlar su peso he has to watch o check o ( frml) monitor his weight
    deja de controlar todos mis gastos stop checking up on how much I spend the whole time
    me tienen muy controlada they keep a close watch o they keep tabs on everything I do, they keep me on a very tight rein
    el portero controlaba las entradas y salidas the porter kept a check on everyone who came in or out
    controlé el tiempo que me llevó I timed myself o how long it took me
    C (regular) to control
    este mecanismo controla la presión this mechanism regulates o controls the pressure
    medidas para controlar la inflación measures to control inflation o to bring inflation under control
    D ( Dep) (en doping) to administer a test to
    fue controlado positivo tras su victoria he tested positive after his victory
    lo controlaron negativo he was tested negative
    A (dominarse) to control oneself
    si no se controla acabará alcoholizado if he doesn't get a grip o a hold on himself he's going to become an alcoholic
    B (vigilar) ‹peso/colesterol› to check, watch, monitor ( frml)
    se controla el peso regularmente she checks her weight regularly, she keeps a regular check on her weight
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    controlar    
    controlar algo
    controlar ( conjugate controlar) verbo transitivo
    1nervios/impulsos/persona to control;
    incendioto bring … under control;

    pasaron a controlar la empresa they took control of the company
    2inflación/proceso to monitor;
    persona to keep a check on;
    controlar el peso/la línea to watch one's weight/one's waistline;

    controlé el tiempo que me llevó I timed how long it took me
    3 ( regular) ‹presión/inflación to control
    controlarse verbo pronominal ( dominarse) to control oneself;
    ( vigilar) ‹peso/colesterol to check, monitor
    controlar verbo transitivo
    1 to control
    2 (comprobar) to check
    ' controlar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dominar
    - fraude
    - manejar
    - potingue
    - sujetar
    - contener
    English:
    control
    - grip
    - hold down
    - manage
    - monitor
    - regiment
    - spot-check
    - stamp out
    - check
    - discipline
    - help
    - unruly
    * * *
    vt
    1. [dominar] to control;
    controlar la situación to be in control of the situation;
    la empresa controla el 30 por ciento del mercado the company controls 30 percent of the market;
    los bomberos todavía no han conseguido controlar el incendio firefighters have still not managed to bring the fire under control;
    medidas para controlar los precios measures to control prices
    2. [comprobar, verificar] to check;
    controla el nivel del aceite check the oil level;
    controlan continuamente su tensión arterial they are continuously monitoring his blood pressure
    3. [vigilar] to watch, to keep an eye on;
    la policía controla todos sus movimientos the police watch his every move;
    nos controlan la hora de llegada they keep a check on when we arrive;
    controla que no se cuele nadie see o make sure that no one Br jumps the queue o US cuts in line
    vi
    Fam [saber] to know;
    Rosa controla un montón de química Rosa knows loads about chemistry
    * * *
    v/t
    1 control
    2 ( vigilar) check
    * * *
    1) : to control
    2) : to monitor, to check
    * * *
    1. (dominar) to control [pt. & pp. controlled]
    2. (comprobar) to check

    Spanish-English dictionary > controlar

  • 9 contundente

    adj.
    1 blunt (arma, objeto).
    2 convincing, decisive, forceful, conclusive.
    * * *
    1 (arma) blunt
    2 figurado (categórico) convincing, overwhelming, weighty
    un "no" contundente a firm "no"
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [arma] offensive; [instrumento] blunt
    2) (=aplastante) [argumento] forceful, convincing; [prueba] conclusive; [derrota, victoria] crushing, overwhelming; [tono] forceful; [efecto, método] severe; [arbitraje] strict, severe; [juego] tough, hard, aggressive
    * * *
    a) <objeto/instrumento> blunt; < golpe> severe, heavy
    b) <argumento/respuesta> forceful; < prueba> convincing; < victoria> resounding; < fracaso> crushing
    * * *
    = assertive, cogent, vociferous, vocal, forthright, uncompromising, categorical, unequivocal, categoric, unmitigaged, arresting, power-packed.
    Ex. I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex. Children's librarians must plan to meet children's needs, and must be able to articulate the philosophy of children's library services in cogent terms.
    Ex. The reaction came in 1978 -- a vociferous social demand for reading and learning, including a new interest in librarianship.
    Ex. Koelling has been a vocal advocate for successful digitization projects in the museum community.
    Ex. We have been told once, in clear and forthright terms, what it is that we need.
    Ex. What precipitated that furor was that Panizzi's volume represented a uncompromising rejection of the comfortable ideology of the finding catalog.
    Ex. There is a categorical moral imperative for a deepening and a renewal of the concept of collegiality -- that is a blend of intense competition and mutual support -- in relations between research scholars and research librarians.
    Ex. The exhaustive and unequivocal definition of the nature and types of material qualifying to be described as ephemera could probably form the basis of a learned dissertation.
    Ex. The question of the need for categoric assurances is not locked into a 12 month timeframe or any other timeframe.
    Ex. Only Bush could take a horrible situation and create an unmitigated disaster.
    Ex. It is when speakers have no feeling for pause that their speech seems to burble on without any arresting quality; the club bore is a burbler: he has not learnt the eloquence of silence.
    Ex. Eating these power-packed vegetables in their natural state especially garlic increases their health benefits.
    ----
    * demostrar de un modo contundente = demonstrate + beyond (all) doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
    * pruebas contundentes = hard evidence.
    * * *
    a) <objeto/instrumento> blunt; < golpe> severe, heavy
    b) <argumento/respuesta> forceful; < prueba> convincing; < victoria> resounding; < fracaso> crushing
    * * *
    = assertive, cogent, vociferous, vocal, forthright, uncompromising, categorical, unequivocal, categoric, unmitigaged, arresting, power-packed.

    Ex: I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.

    Ex: Children's librarians must plan to meet children's needs, and must be able to articulate the philosophy of children's library services in cogent terms.
    Ex: The reaction came in 1978 -- a vociferous social demand for reading and learning, including a new interest in librarianship.
    Ex: Koelling has been a vocal advocate for successful digitization projects in the museum community.
    Ex: We have been told once, in clear and forthright terms, what it is that we need.
    Ex: What precipitated that furor was that Panizzi's volume represented a uncompromising rejection of the comfortable ideology of the finding catalog.
    Ex: There is a categorical moral imperative for a deepening and a renewal of the concept of collegiality -- that is a blend of intense competition and mutual support -- in relations between research scholars and research librarians.
    Ex: The exhaustive and unequivocal definition of the nature and types of material qualifying to be described as ephemera could probably form the basis of a learned dissertation.
    Ex: The question of the need for categoric assurances is not locked into a 12 month timeframe or any other timeframe.
    Ex: Only Bush could take a horrible situation and create an unmitigated disaster.
    Ex: It is when speakers have no feeling for pause that their speech seems to burble on without any arresting quality; the club bore is a burbler: he has not learnt the eloquence of silence.
    Ex: Eating these power-packed vegetables in their natural state especially garlic increases their health benefits.
    * demostrar de un modo contundente = demonstrate + beyond (all) doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
    * pruebas contundentes = hard evidence.

    * * *
    1 ‹objeto/instrumento› blunt
    fue golpeado con un objeto contundente he was hit with a blunt instrument
    le asestó un golpe contundente he dealt her a severe o heavy blow
    2 ‹argumento› forceful, convincing; ‹prueba› convincing, conclusive; ‹victoria› resounding ( before n); ‹fracaso› crushing, overwhelming
    el candidato fue elegido de forma contundente the candidate was elected by an overwhelming majority
    hizo un ademán contundente he made an emphatic gesture
    fue contundente en sus declaraciones he was most emphatic o categorical in his statements
    * * *

     

    contundente adjetivo
    a)objeto/instrumento blunt;

    golpe severe, heavy
    b)argumento/respuesta forceful;

    prueba convincing;
    fracaso/victoria resounding ( before n);

    contundente adjetivo
    1 (convincente) convincing
    (concluyente) conclusive
    2 (golpe) heavy
    (objeto) blunt
    ' contundente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tajante
    English:
    forcible
    - hard-hitting
    - sound
    - stunning
    - telling
    - blunt
    - clinch
    - decisive
    * * *
    1. [arma, objeto] blunt;
    lanzaron objetos contundentes contra la policía they threw heavy objects at the police
    2. [golpe] heavy;
    3. [razonamiento, argumento] forceful, convincing;
    [prueba] conclusive, convincing; [victoria] comprehensive, resounding;
    la empresa dio una respuesta contundente a los huelguistas the company dealt with the strikers decisively;
    se mostró contundente al exigir la dimisión del secretario general he was quite categorical in demanding the resignation of the general secretary
    * * *
    adj arma blunt; fig: derrota overwhelming
    * * *
    1) : blunt
    un objeto contundente: a blunt instrument
    2) : forceful, convincing

    Spanish-English dictionary > contundente

  • 10 decidido

    adj.
    1 determined, bound and determined, decisive, daring.
    2 decided, clear-cut, unquestionable.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: decidir.
    * * *
    1→ link=decidir decidir
    1 determined, resolute
    * * *
    (f. - decidida)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=firme) [apoyo] wholehearted; [paso, gesto] purposeful; [esfuerzo, intento] determined; [defensor, partidario] staunch, strong; [actitud, persona] resolute

    dio su apoyo decidido al proyectohe gave his solid o wholehearted support to the project

    andaba con paso decididoshe walked purposefully o with a purposeful stride

    2)

    estar decidido: voy a dejar el trabajo, ya estoy decidido — I'm going to leave my job, I've made up my mind o I've decided

    estar decidido a hacer algoto be resolved o determined to do sth

    estaba decidida a irse con él — she'd made up her mind to go with him, she was resolved o determined to go with him

    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] <persona/tono> (resuelto, enérgico) decisive, determined
    b) [estar]

    decidido a + inf — determined o resolved to + inf

    * * *
    = determined, set, purposeful, assertive, resolute, single-minded, hell-bent.
    Ex. The fifteenth edition, published in 1951, represented a determined effort to update and unify the schedules.
    Ex. With a set number of categories the specificity of the headings to be included in the index must be determined to a large extent.
    Ex. Undue haste and panic can be minimized by calm, purposeful behavior that is reassuring to the public.
    Ex. I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex. The work on gaining acceptance for disabled people in the 1980s is to become more resolute in the 1990s in the name of social justice.
    Ex. This article presents interviews with 6 of America's foremost book illustration collectors, demonstrating their single-minded approach to this largely underappreciated field.
    Ex. Fuller's novel make for a form of intellectual clarity, even if that clarity, paradoxically, is expressed in a ferocious hell-bent manner.
    ----
    * completamente decidido a = dead set on.
    * decidido a = bent on.
    * decidido de antemano = foregone.
    * decidido previamente = foregone.
    * estar decidido a = be of a mind to, be intent on, be all set to.
    * estar decidido a continuar = be set to continue.
    * estar decidido a + Infinitivo = be set to + Infinitivo.
    * haber decidido = be intent on.
    * poco decidido = half-hearted [halfhearted].
    * totalmente decidido a = dead set on.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] <persona/tono> (resuelto, enérgico) decisive, determined
    b) [estar]

    decidido a + inf — determined o resolved to + inf

    * * *
    = determined, set, purposeful, assertive, resolute, single-minded, hell-bent.

    Ex: The fifteenth edition, published in 1951, represented a determined effort to update and unify the schedules.

    Ex: With a set number of categories the specificity of the headings to be included in the index must be determined to a large extent.
    Ex: Undue haste and panic can be minimized by calm, purposeful behavior that is reassuring to the public.
    Ex: I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex: The work on gaining acceptance for disabled people in the 1980s is to become more resolute in the 1990s in the name of social justice.
    Ex: This article presents interviews with 6 of America's foremost book illustration collectors, demonstrating their single-minded approach to this largely underappreciated field.
    Ex: Fuller's novel make for a form of intellectual clarity, even if that clarity, paradoxically, is expressed in a ferocious hell-bent manner.
    * completamente decidido a = dead set on.
    * decidido a = bent on.
    * decidido de antemano = foregone.
    * decidido previamente = foregone.
    * estar decidido a = be of a mind to, be intent on, be all set to.
    * estar decidido a continuar = be set to continue.
    * estar decidido a + Infinitivo = be set to + Infinitivo.
    * haber decidido = be intent on.
    * poco decidido = half-hearted [halfhearted].
    * totalmente decidido a = dead set on.

    * * *
    1 [ SER] ‹persona/tono› (resuelto, enérgico) decisive, determined
    pueden contar con mi decidido apoyo you can count on my wholehearted support
    2 [ ESTAR]
    (a hacer algo): me voy con él, estoy decidida I'm going with him, my mind is made up o I've made my decision
    decidido A + INF:
    estoy decidido a terminar con esta situación I've made up my mind o I'm determined o I've decided to put an end to this situation
    * * *

    Del verbo decidir: ( conjugate decidir)

    decidido es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    decidido    
    decidir
    decidido
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [ser] ‹persona/tono› (resuelto, enérgico) decisive, determined

    b) [estar] decidido a hacer algo determined o resolved to do sth

    decidir ( conjugate decidir) verbo transitivo
    1


    b) personato make … decide;


    2 asunto to settle;
    resultado to decide
    verbo intransitivo
    to decide;
    tiene que decidido entre los dos she has to choose o decide between the two;

    decidido sobre algo to decide on sth
    decidirse verbo pronominal
    to decide, to make up one's mind;
    decididose a hacer algo to decide to do sth;
    decididose por algo to decide on sth
    decidido,-a adjetivo determined, resolute
    decidir verbo transitivo & verbo intransitivo to decide: tú decides, it's up to you
    el penalty en el último minuto decidió el partido, the last-minute penalty decided the game

    ' decidido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    decidida
    - determinada
    - determinado
    - elección
    - empeñada
    - empeñado
    - emplazamiento
    - lanzado
    - resuelto
    English:
    concerted
    - dead
    - decide
    - decided
    - decision
    - decisive
    - determined
    - foregone
    - format
    - purposeful
    - resolute
    - self-determined
    - splash out
    - strong-minded
    - distinct
    - intent
    - order
    - settle
    - single
    - yet
    * * *
    decidido, -a adj
    [persona, gesto, modo de andar] determined, purposeful;
    camina con paso decidido he walks with a purposeful stride;
    ¿estás decidido? mira que luego no puedes echarte atrás is your mind made up? there's no going back later on, you know;
    estar decidido a hacer algo to be determined to do sth;
    están decididos a terminar con la corrupción they are determined to put an end to corruption
    * * *
    I partdecidir
    II adj decisive;
    estar decidido be determined (a to)
    * * *
    decidido, -da adj
    : decisive, determined, resolute
    * * *
    decidido adj (persona) determined

    Spanish-English dictionary > decidido

  • 11 defensor

    adj.
    defending.
    m.
    1 defender, supporter, advocate, champion.
    2 counsel for the defense, lawyer, defense lawyer, legist.
    * * *
    1 defending
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 defender
    2 DERECHO counsel for the defence (US defense)
    \
    * * *
    (f. - defensora)
    noun
    * * *
    defensor, -a
    1. SM / F
    1) (=protector) [de territorio, intereses] defender; [de causa, idea, derechos] defender, champion
    2) (Jur) defence lawyer, defense attorney o lawyer (EEUU)

    el defensor interrogó al testigocounsel for the defence o defending counsel cross-examined the witness

    3) (Dep) [de título] defender
    2. ADJ
    1) (=protector)
    2) (Jur)

    abogado defensor — defence lawyer, defense attorney o lawyer (EEUU)

    * * *
    I
    - sora adjetivo
    a) < ejército> defending (before n)
    b) (Der) < abogado> defense* (before n)
    II
    - sora masculino, femenino
    a) (Mil) defender
    b) ( de una causa) champion
    c) (Der) defense counsel (AmE), defence lawyer (BrE)
    * * *
    = advocate, defendant, proponent, respondent, champion, defender, supporter, apologist, backer, crusader, freedom fighter, torchbearer [torch bearer], campaigner, standard-bearer.
    Ex. Sanford Berman has been an early, continuing, and outspoken advocate of user-oriented cataloging service.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. The proponents do provide for an author added entry to show what the library has by an author.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    Ex. It is very difficult to think of discreditable activities associated with books apart from the writing and selling of pornography and even that has its defenders.
    Ex. Then, a series of unfortunate circumstances (the outbreak of the war, family problems) deprived the project of its promoter and most passionate supporter.
    Ex. At the present time the misunderstandings that still persist, even among those who should know better, oblige any apologist of reference work to go out of his way to make clear what reference work is not.
    Ex. The author urges librarians and library backers to be more assertive in their requests for funding.
    Ex. This article reviews the work of Professor Kaula, the staunch crusader of librarianship in India.
    Ex. As a freedom fighter at the end of World War 2 he resisted Dutch efforts to regain control of their former colony.
    Ex. The mission of college libraries in India is to shoulder the responsibilities of a torch bearer.
    Ex. He was a tireless campaigner for high professional standards.
    Ex. He was a rebel and an anti-establishment standard-bearer of intellectualism and internationalism.
    ----
    * abogado defensor = defence attorney [defense attorney, -USA].
    * defensor de la ecología = eco-warrior.
    * defensor de la paz = peace activist.
    * defensor de la prohibición del aborto = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de la vida humana = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights activist.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los derechos de los ciudadanos = citizen activist.
    * defensor de los derechos humanos = human rights activist, human rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los intereses del ciudadano = watchdog.
    * defensor del pueblo = ombudsman [ombudsmen, -pl.].
    * defensor ecológico = eco-warrior.
    * defensor e impulsor = booster.
    * defensor incodicional = stalwart.
    * grupo defensor = interest group.
    * * *
    I
    - sora adjetivo
    a) < ejército> defending (before n)
    b) (Der) < abogado> defense* (before n)
    II
    - sora masculino, femenino
    a) (Mil) defender
    b) ( de una causa) champion
    c) (Der) defense counsel (AmE), defence lawyer (BrE)
    * * *
    = advocate, defendant, proponent, respondent, champion, defender, supporter, apologist, backer, crusader, freedom fighter, torchbearer [torch bearer], campaigner, standard-bearer.

    Ex: Sanford Berman has been an early, continuing, and outspoken advocate of user-oriented cataloging service.

    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex: The proponents do provide for an author added entry to show what the library has by an author.
    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex: NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    Ex: It is very difficult to think of discreditable activities associated with books apart from the writing and selling of pornography and even that has its defenders.
    Ex: Then, a series of unfortunate circumstances (the outbreak of the war, family problems) deprived the project of its promoter and most passionate supporter.
    Ex: At the present time the misunderstandings that still persist, even among those who should know better, oblige any apologist of reference work to go out of his way to make clear what reference work is not.
    Ex: The author urges librarians and library backers to be more assertive in their requests for funding.
    Ex: This article reviews the work of Professor Kaula, the staunch crusader of librarianship in India.
    Ex: As a freedom fighter at the end of World War 2 he resisted Dutch efforts to regain control of their former colony.
    Ex: The mission of college libraries in India is to shoulder the responsibilities of a torch bearer.
    Ex: He was a tireless campaigner for high professional standards.
    Ex: He was a rebel and an anti-establishment standard-bearer of intellectualism and internationalism.
    * abogado defensor = defence attorney [defense attorney, -USA].
    * defensor de la ecología = eco-warrior.
    * defensor de la paz = peace activist.
    * defensor de la prohibición del aborto = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de la vida humana = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights activist.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los derechos de los ciudadanos = citizen activist.
    * defensor de los derechos humanos = human rights activist, human rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los intereses del ciudadano = watchdog.
    * defensor del pueblo = ombudsman [ombudsmen, -pl.].
    * defensor ecológico = eco-warrior.
    * defensor e impulsor = booster.
    * defensor incodicional = stalwart.
    * grupo defensor = interest group.

    * * *
    1 ‹ejército› defending ( before n)
    2 ( Der) ‹abogado› defense* ( before n)
    3
    (partidario): los delegados defensores del cambio the delegates in favor of o who advocate change
    masculine, feminine
    1 ( Mil) defender
    2 (de una causa) champion
    un defensor de nuestros recursos naturales a defender o champion of our natural resources
    un defensor de la fe a defender of the faith
    3 ( Der) defense counsel ( AmE), defence lawyer ( BrE)
    Compuestos:
    (CR) ombudsman
    ombudsman Defensor del pueblo (↑ defensor a1)
    * * *

    defensor
    ◊ - sora adjetivo


    b) (Der) ‹ abogado› defense( conjugate defense) ( before n)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    a) (Mil) defender


    c) (Der) defense counsel (AmE), defence lawyer (BrE)

    defensor,-ora sustantivo masculino y femenino defender
    abogado defensor, counsel for the defence
    el defensor del pueblo, the ombudsman
    ' defensor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - defensora
    - entusiasta
    - incondicional
    - paladín
    - acérrimo
    - ardiente
    - ferviente
    - guardián
    - protector
    English:
    advocate
    - campaigner
    - champion
    - consumer advocate
    - defender
    - ombudsman
    - proponent
    - protector
    - counsel
    - exponent
    - guardian
    * * *
    defensor, -ora
    adj
    1. [en tribunal]
    abogado defensor counsel for the defence
    2. [partidario]
    siempre fue defensor de una legislación más dura he always advocated tougher legislation;
    asociaciones defensoras de los consumidores consumer o consumers' associations
    nm,f
    1. [de ideal, persona] defender;
    [adalid] champion;
    un gran defensor de la paz a great campaigner for peace
    defensor del lector [en periódico] = person who represents the readership of a newspaper and deals with their complaints against the newspaper;
    defensor de oficio court-appointed defence lawyer;
    Esp defensor del pueblo ombudsman;
    defensor del soldado = public body created to defend the rights of soldiers, especially young soldiers doing military service
    2. [abogado] counsel for the defence
    * * *
    1 defender, champion;
    defensor de la naturaleza environmentalist
    2 JUR defense lawyer, Br
    defending counsel
    * * *
    defensor, - sora adj
    : defending, defense
    1) : defender, advocate
    2) : defense counsel

    Spanish-English dictionary > defensor

  • 12 dominante

    adj.
    1 dominant.
    Se me pasó el bus I missed the bus.
    2 domineering (person).
    f.
    dominant.
    * * *
    1 dominant, dominating
    2 (que prevalece) prevailing, predominating
    3 (que avasalla) domineering
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=despótico) domineering
    2) (=predominante) [viento, tendencia, opinión, ideología] dominant, prevailing; [grupo, cultura, rasgo, tema, color] dominant; [papel, rol] dominant, leading
    3) (Bio) [macho, gen] dominant
    4) (Mús) dominant
    2.
    SF (Mús) dominant
    * * *
    1)
    a) <color/tendencia> predominant, dominant; < opinión> prevailing (before n); < cultura> dominant
    b) (Biol, Mús, Astrol) dominant
    2) < persona> domineering
    * * *
    = dominant, pervasive, ruling, domineering, mainline, commanding, all-pervasive [all pervasive], mainstream, suppressive, pervading, dominating, bossy [bossier -comp., bossiest -sup.], bossy boots, overbearing.
    Ex. English is the dominant language for the dissemination of information.
    Ex. The unease is pervasive, not an occasional outcropping of discontent.
    Ex. The impulse to learn is a ruling passion in very few people; in most of us it is so weak that a frowning aspect can discourage it.
    Ex. These messages were examined for 'friendly' features, such as politeness, specificity, constructiveness and helpfulness, and for 'unfriendly' features, like the use of cryptic codes or vocabulary, or language which users might find threatening, domineering, or emotive.
    Ex. This is 'scientific journalism' at its worst, but its standards are not wholly different from those of the mainline press.
    Ex. His preference for books rather than journals was more commanding than his preference for poetry rather than prose.
    Ex. Countries should adopt strategies to prepare themselves for the all-pervasive influence of IT in people's lives in the 21st century.
    Ex. Some children may be constrained by a mainstream curriculum that does not match their ability level.
    Ex. Where other women are in position of authority, they are even more suppressive to other women than males.
    Ex. While not addressing specific issues the rejoinder focuses on a few pervading themes.
    Ex. There are different styles of handling interpersonal conflict such as integrating, obliging, dominating, avoiding, and compromising.
    Ex. Regardless of gender, problem drinking was mainly related to traits of negative masculinity ( bossy, noisy, aggressive, etc) whereas binge eating was mainly related to negative femininity (shy, needs approval from others, etc).
    Ex. With the kids tucked into bed, bossy boots left to fill her empty life with some cocktails.
    Ex. Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    ----
    * función dominante = alpha role.
    * grupo dominante = dominant group.
    * papel dominante = alpha role.
    * * *
    1)
    a) <color/tendencia> predominant, dominant; < opinión> prevailing (before n); < cultura> dominant
    b) (Biol, Mús, Astrol) dominant
    2) < persona> domineering
    * * *
    = dominant, pervasive, ruling, domineering, mainline, commanding, all-pervasive [all pervasive], mainstream, suppressive, pervading, dominating, bossy [bossier -comp., bossiest -sup.], bossy boots, overbearing.

    Ex: English is the dominant language for the dissemination of information.

    Ex: The unease is pervasive, not an occasional outcropping of discontent.
    Ex: The impulse to learn is a ruling passion in very few people; in most of us it is so weak that a frowning aspect can discourage it.
    Ex: These messages were examined for 'friendly' features, such as politeness, specificity, constructiveness and helpfulness, and for 'unfriendly' features, like the use of cryptic codes or vocabulary, or language which users might find threatening, domineering, or emotive.
    Ex: This is 'scientific journalism' at its worst, but its standards are not wholly different from those of the mainline press.
    Ex: His preference for books rather than journals was more commanding than his preference for poetry rather than prose.
    Ex: Countries should adopt strategies to prepare themselves for the all-pervasive influence of IT in people's lives in the 21st century.
    Ex: Some children may be constrained by a mainstream curriculum that does not match their ability level.
    Ex: Where other women are in position of authority, they are even more suppressive to other women than males.
    Ex: While not addressing specific issues the rejoinder focuses on a few pervading themes.
    Ex: There are different styles of handling interpersonal conflict such as integrating, obliging, dominating, avoiding, and compromising.
    Ex: Regardless of gender, problem drinking was mainly related to traits of negative masculinity ( bossy, noisy, aggressive, etc) whereas binge eating was mainly related to negative femininity (shy, needs approval from others, etc).
    Ex: With the kids tucked into bed, bossy boots left to fill her empty life with some cocktails.
    Ex: Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    * función dominante = alpha role.
    * grupo dominante = dominant group.
    * papel dominante = alpha role.

    * * *
    A
    1 ‹color/tendencia› predominant, dominant; ‹opinión› prevailing ( before n)
    la nación dominante en este campo the dominant o leading nation in this field
    los tonos dominantes del cuadro the predominant tones in the painting
    el rasgo dominante de su carácter the dominant o most outstanding feature of his personality
    la nota dominante de la jornada fue la tranquilidad calm prevailed throughout the day
    vientos dominantes del sur prevailing southerly winds
    2 ( Biol) dominant
    3 ( Mús) dominant
    4 ( Astrol) dominant
    B ‹persona› domineering
    * * *

    dominante adjetivo
    1
    a)color/tendencia predominant, dominant;

    opinión prevailing ( before n);
    cultura dominant
    b) (Biol, Mús, Astrol) dominant

    2 persona domineering
    dominante adjetivo
    1 (predominante, mayoritario) dominant
    2 (tiránico) domineering
    ' dominante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    imperiosa
    - imperioso
    - sargento
    - clase
    English:
    commanding
    - dominant
    - domineering
    - mainstream
    - masterful
    - overbearing
    - pervasive
    - self-assertive
    - self-assertiveness
    * * *
    adj
    1. [predominante] [nación, tendencia, característica] dominant;
    [vientos] prevailing;
    el color dominante era el azul the predominant colour was blue;
    la empresa tiene una posición dominante en el sector the company holds a commanding position in the sector;
    lo más dominante en su personalidad es el optimismo his most striking characteristic is his optimism
    2. [persona] domineering
    3. Biol [gen] dominant
    4. Mús dominant
    nf
    1. [característica] predominant feature
    2. Mús dominant
    * * *
    adj dominant; desp
    domineering
    * * *
    1) : dominant
    2) : domineering
    * * *
    dominante adj dominant

    Spanish-English dictionary > dominante

  • 13 ejercer presión

    (v.) = build + pressure, lobby, exert + leverage
    Ex. Pressure for more open access to resources and better library services is building in the research community and academics are writing to Gorbachev urging open access to all kinds of information = La comunidad científica está demandando cada vez más enérgicamente mayor libre acceso a los recursos y mejores servicios bibliotecarios y los académicos le están pidiendo a Gorbachov por escrito el libre acceso a todo tipo de información.
    Ex. They should be in the best position to lobby all the key organizations so that their viewpoint can be taken into account when legislation is being drafted and discussed.
    Ex. I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    * * *
    (v.) = build + pressure, lobby, exert + leverage

    Ex: Pressure for more open access to resources and better library services is building in the research community and academics are writing to Gorbachev urging open access to all kinds of information = La comunidad científica está demandando cada vez más enérgicamente mayor libre acceso a los recursos y mejores servicios bibliotecarios y los académicos le están pidiendo a Gorbachov por escrito el libre acceso a todo tipo de información.

    Ex: They should be in the best position to lobby all the key organizations so that their viewpoint can be taken into account when legislation is being drafted and discussed.
    Ex: I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ejercer presión

  • 14 enérgico

    adj.
    1 energetic, strong, active, powerful.
    2 forceful, high-pressure, aggressive, drastic.
    * * *
    1 energetic, vigorous
    \
    en tono enérgico emphatically
    * * *
    (f. - enérgica)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ [persona] energetic, vigorous; [gesto, habla, tono] emphatic; [esfuerzo] determined; [ejercicio] strenuous; [campaña] vigorous, high-pressure; [medida, golpe] bold, drastic; [ataque] vigorous, strong; [protesta] forceful
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) ( físicamente) <ejercicio/movimiento> energetic, strenuous; < persona> energetic, vigorous
    b) (firme, resuelto) < carácter> forceful; <protesta/ataque> vigorous; < medidas> firm, strong; <desmentido/rechazo> flat, firm
    * * *
    = emphatic, energetic, forceful, assertive, aggressive, brisk [brisker -comp., briskest -sup.], spirited, vociferous, vocal, spry [spryer comp., spryest -sup.], sprightly [sprightlier -comp., sprightliest -sup.], power-packed.
    Ex. Her first hint that all was not well was with the sudden appearance of Consuelo Feng, whose no-nonsensen approach to her job was emphasized by the emphactic clicks of her heels along the highly polished terrazzo floors.
    Ex. She has been a vital and energetic voice in the movement to increase the sensitivity and responsibility of libraries to social issues, as well as a first-rate cataloger.
    Ex. The implications are that as resources are become scarcer, librarians will need to adopt more forceful attitudes.
    Ex. I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex. Problem patrons include, but are not limited to, illiterates simply seeking shelter, alcoholics, the homeless, the mentally disturbed, aggressive young people, and those with offensive odours.
    Ex. The classic example quoted by Jourard is the brisk, super-efficient nurse, whose manner appears to be something that she puts on when she dons her uniform.
    Ex. Their aim was to mount a spirited attack on a consumer driven and marketeers' approach to reading and books, and on relativism and populism.
    Ex. The reaction came in 1978 -- a vociferous social demand for reading and learning, including a new interest in librarianship.
    Ex. Koelling has been a vocal advocate for successful digitization projects in the museum community.
    Ex. A spry 80 years young, Virginia has been painting murals for the last 50 years and a lot can be said for the advantages of experience.
    Ex. He was described as a ' sprightly nonagenarian' who was born in 1905.
    Ex. Eating these power-packed vegetables in their natural state especially garlic increases their health benefits.
    ----
    * enérgico, poderoso, contundente, potente, potentísimo, impetuoso, formidable = power-packed.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) ( físicamente) <ejercicio/movimiento> energetic, strenuous; < persona> energetic, vigorous
    b) (firme, resuelto) < carácter> forceful; <protesta/ataque> vigorous; < medidas> firm, strong; <desmentido/rechazo> flat, firm
    * * *
    = emphatic, energetic, forceful, assertive, aggressive, brisk [brisker -comp., briskest -sup.], spirited, vociferous, vocal, spry [spryer comp., spryest -sup.], sprightly [sprightlier -comp., sprightliest -sup.], power-packed.

    Ex: Her first hint that all was not well was with the sudden appearance of Consuelo Feng, whose no-nonsensen approach to her job was emphasized by the emphactic clicks of her heels along the highly polished terrazzo floors.

    Ex: She has been a vital and energetic voice in the movement to increase the sensitivity and responsibility of libraries to social issues, as well as a first-rate cataloger.
    Ex: The implications are that as resources are become scarcer, librarians will need to adopt more forceful attitudes.
    Ex: I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex: Problem patrons include, but are not limited to, illiterates simply seeking shelter, alcoholics, the homeless, the mentally disturbed, aggressive young people, and those with offensive odours.
    Ex: The classic example quoted by Jourard is the brisk, super-efficient nurse, whose manner appears to be something that she puts on when she dons her uniform.
    Ex: Their aim was to mount a spirited attack on a consumer driven and marketeers' approach to reading and books, and on relativism and populism.
    Ex: The reaction came in 1978 -- a vociferous social demand for reading and learning, including a new interest in librarianship.
    Ex: Koelling has been a vocal advocate for successful digitization projects in the museum community.
    Ex: A spry 80 years young, Virginia has been painting murals for the last 50 years and a lot can be said for the advantages of experience.
    Ex: He was described as a ' sprightly nonagenarian' who was born in 1905.
    Ex: Eating these power-packed vegetables in their natural state especially garlic increases their health benefits.
    * enérgico, poderoso, contundente, potente, potentísimo, impetuoso, formidable = power-packed.

    * * *
    1 (físicamente) ‹ejercicio/movimiento› energetic, strenuous; ‹persona› energetic, vigorous
    le asestó un enérgico golpe en la cabeza she dealt him a fierce o heavy blow to the head
    2 (firme, resuelto) ‹carácter› forceful; ‹protesta› vigorous; ‹medidas› firm, strong
    lanzó un enérgico ataque contra ellos she launched a vigorous o fierce o strong attack on them
    un enérgico desmentido a flat o firm denial
    * * *

    enérgico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo


    b) (firme, resuelto) ‹ carácter forceful;

    protesta/ataque vigorous;
    medidas firm, strong;
    negativa/rechazo flat, firm
    enérgico,-a adjetivo
    1 energetic
    con un golpe enérgico, with a vigorous blow
    2 (con decisión) firm
    ' enérgico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    enérgica
    - plumazo
    - decidido
    English:
    active
    - assertive
    - brisk
    - energetic
    - forceful
    - spirited
    - sprightly
    - strenuous
    - strident
    - vigorous
    - vital
    - vociferous
    - emphatic
    - high
    - loud
    - strength
    - strong
    * * *
    enérgico, -a adj
    1. [físicamente] [persona, salto] energetic;
    [golpe] vigorous, powerful; [gesto, movimiento] vigorous, energetic
    2. [decidido, firme] [persona, carácter] forceful;
    [medida] firm; [defensa, protesta] vigorous, energetic; [respuesta] emphatic
    * * *
    adj energetic; fig
    forceful, strong
    * * *
    enérgico, -ca adj
    1) : energetic, vigorous
    2) : forceful, emphatic
    * * *
    1. (persona) energetic / vigorous
    2. (respuesta, medida) strong

    Spanish-English dictionary > enérgico

  • 15 firme

    adj.
    1 firm.
    2 solid.
    3 resolute.
    ¡firmes! (military) attention!
    4 single-minded, firm.
    5 secure, strong, firm.
    adv.
    hard.
    mantenerse firme en to hold fast to
    se mantuvo firme en su actitud he refused to give way, he stood his ground
    m.
    road surface.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: firmar.
    * * *
    1 (estable) firm, steady
    2 (color) fast
    1 (pavimento) road surface
    1 hard
    \
    de firme hard
    en firme firm
    estar en lo firme to be in the right
    ¡firmes! MILITAR attention!
    mantenerse firme figurado to hold one's ground
    * * *
    adj.
    1) firm
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [mesa, andamio] steady; [terreno] firm, solid
    2) [paso] firm, steady; [voz] firm; [mercado, moneda] steady; [candidato] strong
    3) [amistad, apoyo] firm, strong; [decisión, convicción] firm

    estar en lo firme to be in the right

    4) [sentencia] final
    5) (Mil)

    ¡firmes! — attention!

    ponerse firmesto come o stand to attention

    2.
    ADV hard
    3.
    SM (Aut) road surface

    firme del suelo — (Arquit) rubble base (of floor)

    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) <escalera/silla/mesa> steady

    pisar terreno firmeto be on safe o firm o solid ground

    con paso/pulso firme — with a firm step/steady hand

    de firme<estudiar/trabajar> hard

    b) ( color) fast
    c) < candidato> strong
    2) (Mil)

    en posición de firmesstanding at o (BrE) to attention

    3)
    a) < persona> firm

    se mantuvo firme — (ante las presiones, el enemigo) she stood her ground

    me mantuve firme en mi postura/idea — I stuck o kept to my position/idea

    b) (delante del n) <creencia/convicción> firm
    II
    masculino road surface
    * * *
    = firm [firmer -comp., firmest -sup.], powerful, sound [sounder -comp., soundest -sup.], strong [stronger -comp., strongest -sup.], uncompromising, steadfast, assertive, adamant, taut [tauter -comp., tautest -sup.], tight [tighter -comp., tightest -sup.], uncompromised, staunch [stanch, -USA], rock solid, unswerving, toned.
    Ex. Full consideration of the above factors should form a firm basis for the design of an effective thesaurus or list of subject headings.
    Ex. Because DOBIS/LIBIS integrates the authority files into the cataloguing process, it provides a unique and very powerful authority file facility.
    Ex. Thus the scheme has a sound organisational backing.
    Ex. In fact, the 1979 index figures show a strong contrast between the hardback and paperback turnovers, with the hardback market being down and the paperback market up.
    Ex. What precipitated that furor was that Panizzi's volume represented a uncompromising rejection of the comfortable ideology of the finding catalog.
    Ex. He does admit, however, that 'this power is unusual, it is a gift which must be cultivated, an accomplishment which can only be acquired by vigorous and steadfast concentration'.
    Ex. I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex. The point is that even our most adamant, conservative faculty members are slowly dribbling in and saying, 'Could you add our name to your selective dissemination of information service?'.
    Ex. While the stencil is held taut, the cylinder is slowly rotated until the bottom edge of the wax sheet can be clamped in position.
    Ex. The platen was lashed up tight to the toe of the spindle by cords which connected hooks at its four corners to another set of hooks at the four lower corners of the hose.
    Ex. The Gazette advocated uncompromised racial equality and viewed the migration as a weapon against oppression.
    Ex. This article reviews the work of Professor Kaula, the staunch crusader of librarianship in India.
    Ex. The numbers in the ad, which are quite eye-opening, are rock-solid.
    Ex. His mistaken assumption that cult heroes are supermen, and his unswerving devotion to an empirical testing of the play impose significant limitations on his account.
    Ex. If you are shorter or have very nice toned legs without veins, scars or dark hair, I say take the skirt up a few inches if you want.
    ----
    * adoptar una postura firme ante una cuestión = take + position on + issue.
    * con pie firme = sure-footed.
    * en tierra firme = on dry land.
    * mantener firme = keep + steady, hold in + line, hold + steady.
    * mantenerse firme = stand + Posesivo + ground, stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * permanecer firm = stay in + place.
    * poco firme = tenuous, rocky [rockier -comp., rockiest -sup.].
    * ponerse firme = stand to + attention.
    * senos firmes y de punta = pert breasts.
    * sobre suelo firme = on firm footing.
    * terreno firme = safe ground, solid ground.
    * tierra firme = solid ground.
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) <escalera/silla/mesa> steady

    pisar terreno firmeto be on safe o firm o solid ground

    con paso/pulso firme — with a firm step/steady hand

    de firme<estudiar/trabajar> hard

    b) ( color) fast
    c) < candidato> strong
    2) (Mil)

    en posición de firmesstanding at o (BrE) to attention

    3)
    a) < persona> firm

    se mantuvo firme — (ante las presiones, el enemigo) she stood her ground

    me mantuve firme en mi postura/idea — I stuck o kept to my position/idea

    b) (delante del n) <creencia/convicción> firm
    II
    masculino road surface
    * * *
    = firm [firmer -comp., firmest -sup.], powerful, sound [sounder -comp., soundest -sup.], strong [stronger -comp., strongest -sup.], uncompromising, steadfast, assertive, adamant, taut [tauter -comp., tautest -sup.], tight [tighter -comp., tightest -sup.], uncompromised, staunch [stanch, -USA], rock solid, unswerving, toned.

    Ex: Full consideration of the above factors should form a firm basis for the design of an effective thesaurus or list of subject headings.

    Ex: Because DOBIS/LIBIS integrates the authority files into the cataloguing process, it provides a unique and very powerful authority file facility.
    Ex: Thus the scheme has a sound organisational backing.
    Ex: In fact, the 1979 index figures show a strong contrast between the hardback and paperback turnovers, with the hardback market being down and the paperback market up.
    Ex: What precipitated that furor was that Panizzi's volume represented a uncompromising rejection of the comfortable ideology of the finding catalog.
    Ex: He does admit, however, that 'this power is unusual, it is a gift which must be cultivated, an accomplishment which can only be acquired by vigorous and steadfast concentration'.
    Ex: I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex: The point is that even our most adamant, conservative faculty members are slowly dribbling in and saying, 'Could you add our name to your selective dissemination of information service?'.
    Ex: While the stencil is held taut, the cylinder is slowly rotated until the bottom edge of the wax sheet can be clamped in position.
    Ex: The platen was lashed up tight to the toe of the spindle by cords which connected hooks at its four corners to another set of hooks at the four lower corners of the hose.
    Ex: The Gazette advocated uncompromised racial equality and viewed the migration as a weapon against oppression.
    Ex: This article reviews the work of Professor Kaula, the staunch crusader of librarianship in India.
    Ex: The numbers in the ad, which are quite eye-opening, are rock-solid.
    Ex: His mistaken assumption that cult heroes are supermen, and his unswerving devotion to an empirical testing of the play impose significant limitations on his account.
    Ex: If you are shorter or have very nice toned legs without veins, scars or dark hair, I say take the skirt up a few inches if you want.
    * adoptar una postura firme ante una cuestión = take + position on + issue.
    * con pie firme = sure-footed.
    * en tierra firme = on dry land.
    * mantener firme = keep + steady, hold in + line, hold + steady.
    * mantenerse firme = stand + Posesivo + ground, stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * permanecer firm = stay in + place.
    * poco firme = tenuous, rocky [rockier -comp., rockiest -sup.].
    * ponerse firme = stand to + attention.
    * senos firmes y de punta = pert breasts.
    * sobre suelo firme = on firm footing.
    * terreno firme = safe ground, solid ground.
    * tierra firme = solid ground.

    * * *
    A
    1 ‹escalera/silla/mesa› steady
    edificar sobre terreno firme to build on solid ground
    tenemos que asegurarnos de que pisamos terreno firme we must make sure that we're not treading on dangerous ground
    tener las carnes firmes to have a firm body
    se acercó con paso firme he approached with a determined o firm step
    con pulso firme with a firm o steady hand
    una oferta en firme a firm offer
    un fallo a firme an enforceable o executable judgment
    de firme hard
    estudiar de firme to study hard
    2 (color) fast
    3 ‹candidato› strong
    B ( Mil):
    ¡firmes! attention!
    estaban en posición de firmes they were standing to attention
    C
    1 ‹persona› firm
    tienes que mostrarte más firme con él you have to be firmer with him
    se mantuvo firme she remained firm, she stood her ground, she did not waver
    2 ( delante del n) ‹creencia/convicción› firm
    su firme apoyo a los detenidos their firm support for the prisoners
    D ( Per fam) (excelente) excellent, brilliant ( colloq)
    road surface
    firme deslizante slippery surface
    ( Chi fam)
    la firme the truth
    te diré la firme I'll be honest with you o I'll tell you the truth
    * * *

     

    Del verbo firmar: ( conjugate firmar)

    firmé es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    firme es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    firmar    
    firme
    firmar ( conjugate firmar) verbo transitivo/intransitivo
    to sign
    firme adjetivo
    1escalera/silla/mesa steady;

    con paso/pulso firme with a firm step/steady hand;
    una oferta en firme a firm offer;
    de firme ‹estudiar/trabajar hard
    2 (Mil):
    ¡firmes! attention!

    3
    a) persona firm;


    me mantuve firme en mi idea I stuck o kept to my idea
    b) ( delante del n) ‹creencia/convicción firm

    firmar verbo transitivo to sign
    firme
    I adjetivo
    1 firm: se mantuvo firme ante la oposición, she stood firm against the opposition
    II m (pavimento de carretera) road surface
    III adv (con constancia) firm, firmly, hard
    IV excl Mil ¡firmes! attention!
    ♦ Locuciones: de firme, firm, hard
    en firme, definitive
    ' firme' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hasta
    - inquebrantable
    - plantarse
    - pulso
    - roca
    - terrestre
    - actitud
    - enérgico
    - paso
    - postura
    - propósito
    - tierra
    English:
    adamant
    - assertive
    - deploy
    - exploit
    - fast
    - firm
    - govern
    - hard
    - hold
    - land
    - name
    - secure
    - self-assertion
    - self-assertive
    - shaky
    - shore
    - solid
    - steadfast
    - steady
    - stiff
    - stout
    - strong
    - surface
    - unsteady
    - unwavering
    - wonky
    - attention
    - decisive
    - definite
    - ground
    - intention
    - march
    - sound
    - sure
    - unbending
    - wobbly
    * * *
    adj
    1. [fuerte, sólido] firm;
    [andamio, construcción] stable; [pulso] steady; [paso] resolute;
    tiene unos principios muy firmes she has very firm principles, she's extremely principled;
    tiene la firme intención de resolver el problema she fully intends to solve the problem, she has every intention of solving the problem;
    llovió de firme durante varias horas it rained hard for several hours
    2. [argumento, base] solid;
    trabaja de firme en el nuevo proyecto she's working full-time on the new project;
    una respuesta en firme a definite answer;
    quedamos en firme para el miércoles we are definitely agreed on Wednesday;
    tenemos un acuerdo en firme para intercambiar información we have a firm agreement to exchange information
    3. [carácter, actitud] resolute;
    hay que mostrarse firme con los empleados you have to be firm with the workers;
    Fam
    poner firme a alguien to bring sb into line
    4. Mil
    ¡firmes! attention!;
    en la posición de firmes standing to attention
    nm
    road surface;
    firme en mal estado [en letrero] uneven road surface
    adv
    hard;
    mantenerse firme en to hold fast to;
    se mantuvo firme en su actitud he refused to give way, he stood his ground
    * * *
    I adj
    1 firm; ( estable) steady; ( sólido) solid;
    2 MIL
    :
    ¡ firmes! attention!;
    poner firme a alguien fig fam take a firm line with s.o.
    II m pavement, Br
    road surface
    III adv
    :
    trabajar firme work hard
    * * *
    firme adj
    1) : firm, resolute
    2) : steady, stable
    * * *
    firme1 adj
    1. (estable) steady [comp. steadier; superl. steadiest]
    2. (constante) firm
    firme2 n road surface

    Spanish-English dictionary > firme

  • 16 frenar

    v.
    1 to brake (automobiles).
    El auto frena de repente The car brakes suddenly.
    Ricardo frenó el auto Richard braked the car.
    2 to check.
    los altos tipos de interés frenan a los inversores the high interest rates are holding investors back
    3 to rein in, to rein up, to rein back.
    El jinete frenó al caballo The rider reined in the horse.
    María frenó su lengua Mary checked her tongue.
    4 to halt, to set back, to slow down to a halt.
    El movimiento frenó The movement slowed down to a halt.
    5 to scotch, to spoke.
    El mecánico frena la rueda The mechanic scotches the wheel.
    * * *
    1 to brake
    2 figurado to restrain, check
    1 to brake
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (Aut, Mec) to brake
    2) (=contener) [+ inflación, crecimiento, avance, deterioro] to check, slow down; [+ pasiones, entusiasmo] to curb; [+ enemigo, ataque] to check, hold back
    2.
    VI (Aut) to brake

    frena, que viene una curva — brake, there's a bend coming up

    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) (Transp) to brake
    2) <proceso/deterioro> to slow... down; <alza/inflación> to curb, check; <progreso/desarrollo> to hold... back
    2.
    frenar vi to brake, apply the brake(s) (frml)
    3.
    frenarse v pron (refl) to restrain oneself
    * * *
    = put + the brakes on, stultify, rein in, curb, apply + the brakes, slow down, slow up, brake, hold + Nombre + back.
    Ex. At the heart of the debate on Community budget and agricultural reforms has been the UK's insistence on the need to put the brakes on runaway spending on agriculture.
    Ex. Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex. If librarians hope to rein in escalating periodical prices, they must become more assertive consumers.
    Ex. A book detection system was installed to curb thefts which had been seriously eroding the library's resources for some time, creating a heavy drain on the limited book budget.
    Ex. The conclusion by the article 'Children's bookstores: applying the brakes' is that the rapid growth in children's bookstores and bookselling, documented in previous surveys, may have finally reached a plateau.
    Ex. However, the flight from DC appears to have slowed down more quickly than was anticipated, and we no longer read of large numbers of libraries making the change.
    Ex. Since cataloging is the most time consuming part of digitization, it has slowed up the placement of files.
    Ex. Last year the system was upgraded so the car will brake if the driver fails to react to a dangerous situation.
    Ex. Despite the improvements in the 17th edition, the scheme has been held back for years by the old policy of 'integrity of numbers' referred to above, the effects of which are not likely to be quickly mitigated.
    ----
    * frenar el gasto público = curb + public spending.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) (Transp) to brake
    2) <proceso/deterioro> to slow... down; <alza/inflación> to curb, check; <progreso/desarrollo> to hold... back
    2.
    frenar vi to brake, apply the brake(s) (frml)
    3.
    frenarse v pron (refl) to restrain oneself
    * * *
    = put + the brakes on, stultify, rein in, curb, apply + the brakes, slow down, slow up, brake, hold + Nombre + back.

    Ex: At the heart of the debate on Community budget and agricultural reforms has been the UK's insistence on the need to put the brakes on runaway spending on agriculture.

    Ex: Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex: If librarians hope to rein in escalating periodical prices, they must become more assertive consumers.
    Ex: A book detection system was installed to curb thefts which had been seriously eroding the library's resources for some time, creating a heavy drain on the limited book budget.
    Ex: The conclusion by the article 'Children's bookstores: applying the brakes' is that the rapid growth in children's bookstores and bookselling, documented in previous surveys, may have finally reached a plateau.
    Ex: However, the flight from DC appears to have slowed down more quickly than was anticipated, and we no longer read of large numbers of libraries making the change.
    Ex: Since cataloging is the most time consuming part of digitization, it has slowed up the placement of files.
    Ex: Last year the system was upgraded so the car will brake if the driver fails to react to a dangerous situation.
    Ex: Despite the improvements in the 17th edition, the scheme has been held back for years by the old policy of 'integrity of numbers' referred to above, the effects of which are not likely to be quickly mitigated.
    * frenar el gasto público = curb + public spending.

    * * *
    frenar [A1 ]
    vt
    A ( Transp) to brake
    B
    1 ‹proceso/deterioro› to slow … down, check; ‹alza/inflación› to curb, check, slow … down; ‹progreso/desarrollo› to hold … back, slow … up/down
    frena la maduración de la fruta it stops the fruit ripening so quickly, it slows down the ripening process of the fruit
    a veces uno tiene que frenar la lengua there are times when one has to hold one's tongue
    para frenar la ola de refugiados to stem the flow of refugees
    2 ‹ilusiones/esperanzas› to put a damper on
    ■ frenar
    vi
    to brake, apply the brake(s) ( frml)
    ( refl) to restrain oneself
    * * *

    frenar ( conjugate frenar) verbo transitivo
    1 (Transp) to brake
    2proceso/deterioroto slow … down;
    alza/inflación to curb, check;
    progreso/desarrolloto hold … back
    verbo intransitivo
    to brake, apply the brake(s) (frml)
    frenar verbo transitivo
    1 (un vehículo, máquina) to brake
    2 (contener) (crisis, inflación, etc) to slow down
    (una tendencia, un impulso) to restrain
    ' frenar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    retardar
    - seco
    English:
    arrest
    - brake
    - check
    - put on
    - slam on
    - apply
    - curb
    * * *
    vt
    1. [en vehículo] to brake
    2. [contener] to check;
    [disminuir] to curb, to slow down;
    medidas para frenar el desempleo measures to curb unemployment;
    nadie pudo frenar a la estrella brasileña no one could stop the Brazilian star;
    los altos tipos de interés frenan a los inversores the high interest rates are holding investors back
    vi
    [en vehículo] to brake
    * * *
    I v/i AUTO brake;
    frenar en seco brake sharply
    II v/t fig
    slow down; impulsos check
    * * *
    frenar vt
    1) : to brake
    2) detener: to curb, to check
    frenar vi
    : to apply the brakes
    * * *
    frenar vb to brake

    Spanish-English dictionary > frenar

  • 17 función dominante

    (n.) = alpha role
    Ex. The author explores the myths about female leaders; they are either too soft due to their predisposition as nurturers and thus are pushovers; or they are too assertive when they assume an alpha role in the organization.
    * * *
    (n.) = alpha role

    Ex: The author explores the myths about female leaders; they are either too soft due to their predisposition as nurturers and thus are pushovers; or they are too assertive when they assume an alpha role in the organization.

    Spanish-English dictionary > función dominante

  • 18 hacerse sentir

    v.
    1 to make one's presence felt, to make oneself felt, to be assertive.
    2 to make itself be felt, to become felt.
    3 to make itself felt.
    * * *
    (v.) = take + Posesivo + toll (on)
    Ex. The pressures which modern society puts on all its members are great and those pressures take their toll.
    * * *
    (v.) = take + Posesivo + toll (on)

    Ex: The pressures which modern society puts on all its members are great and those pressures take their toll.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacerse sentir

  • 19 muy al principio

    = in very early days, at the very outset
    Ex. The raw material of white paper was undyed linen -- or in very early days hempen -- rags, which the paper-maker bought in bulk, sorted and washed, and then put by in a damp heap for four or five days to rot.
    Ex. I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    * * *
    = in very early days, at the very outset

    Ex: The raw material of white paper was undyed linen -- or in very early days hempen -- rags, which the paper-maker bought in bulk, sorted and washed, and then put by in a damp heap for four or five days to rot.

    Ex: I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.

    Spanish-English dictionary > muy al principio

  • 20 pan comido

    m.
    easy stuff, walkaway, walkover.
    * * *
    = plain sailing, child's play, walkover, pushover, no-brainer, easy peasy, easy peasy lemon squeezy, easy peasy japanesey
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Plain sailing with Swets' = El artículo se titula "Con Swets todo es coser y cantar".
    Ex. I am, as always, deeply indebted to the secretary who typed my handwritten manuscript, Mrs Valerie Squire, for whom, by now, Linear must seem child's play.
    Ex. The election is widely expected to be a walkover for him.
    Ex. The author explores the myths about female leaders; they are either too soft due to their predisposition as nurturers and thus are pushovers; or they are too assertive when they assume an alpha role in the organization.
    Ex. Recycling is a no-brainer since it conserves our natural resources and reduces air pollution.
    Ex. It was easy peasy to set-up and has been very easy to use ever since.
    Ex. Anyway, it works like a charm and was easy peasy lemon squeezy to install -- as easy as squeezing lemon on a lobster.
    Ex. Words to that effect are meaningless in any debate as he may as well just say it was ' easy peasy japanesey'.
    * * *
    = plain sailing, child's play, walkover, pushover, no-brainer, easy peasy, easy peasy lemon squeezy, easy peasy japanesey

    Ex: The article is entitled ' Plain sailing with Swets' = El artículo se titula "Con Swets todo es coser y cantar".

    Ex: I am, as always, deeply indebted to the secretary who typed my handwritten manuscript, Mrs Valerie Squire, for whom, by now, Linear must seem child's play.
    Ex: The election is widely expected to be a walkover for him.
    Ex: The author explores the myths about female leaders; they are either too soft due to their predisposition as nurturers and thus are pushovers; or they are too assertive when they assume an alpha role in the organization.
    Ex: Recycling is a no-brainer since it conserves our natural resources and reduces air pollution.
    Ex: It was easy peasy to set-up and has been very easy to use ever since.
    Ex: Anyway, it works like a charm and was easy peasy lemon squeezy to install -- as easy as squeezing lemon on a lobster.
    Ex: Words to that effect are meaningless in any debate as he may as well just say it was ' easy peasy japanesey'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > pan comido

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