Definition of 'powerful'
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His was a powerful voice against mass culling. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Powerful figures disliked being represented by a tarnished politician. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It can be a powerful recruiting tool. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is a powerful drug and it sure as hell helps performance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It would render the rich and powerful unaccountable. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The change comes not from government but two forces more powerful: single women and technology. Times, Sunday Times (2016)YOU'RE behind the wheel of the most powerful all-American muscle car. The Sun (2016)We're in court for the final episode of this powerful drama. The Sun (2016)The key here was a new intelligence had entered the game: a powerful computer that didn’t think like us. Computing (2010)THE world's most powerful woman is on the canvas and the count has begun. The Sun (2016)And this powerful drama focuses on the tragic issue of knife crime. The Sun (2008)The reality of being with a powerful woman has a few problems for a man. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My emotions felt too strong and powerful. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet guilt and fear are such powerful forces that they may also deceive. Christianity Today (2000)Such powerful figures can often time their exits to go out on a high. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The new model also gets a more fuel efficient and powerful engine. The Sun (2012)The kit is a powerful and practical tool for open experimentation and play. The Sun (2015)Youth itself is the most powerful drug of all. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She takes on an arbitration dispute with its large powerful neighbour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fast system is powerful and automatic. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Your new love has a powerful singing voice. The Sun (2014)Some extremely powerful figures have pleaded with him to change his mind. The Sun (2010)He was too strong and powerful for us. The Sun (2015)Their immense wealth makes them a powerful force across society. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Football consistently makes some of the most powerful and effective men in the world look silly. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her powerful figure may also be behind a new trend to bulk up rather than slim down. The Sun (2012)Some of them had equipment more powerful and efficient than the navy itself. SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (2003)Each village has one or two important houses where the rich and powerful local dignitaries would have lived. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is a really powerful car. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The mind or brain is a very, very powerful computer. Your One Week Way to Mind-Fitness (1994)It's a good example of life being infinitely more powerful than drama. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The former most powerful woman in French fashion is on the phone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'powerful'
British English: powerful /ˈpaʊəfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
A powerful person or organization is able to control or influence people and events.
...two large, powerful countries.
- American English: powerful
- Arabic: قَوِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: poderoso
- Chinese: 强大的
- Croatian: moćan
- Czech: vlivný
- Danish: magtfuld
- Dutch: machtig
- European Spanish: poderoso
- Finnish: voimakas
- French: puissant
- German: mächtig
- Greek: ισχυρός
- Italian: potente
- Japanese: 強力な
- Korean: 강력한
- Norwegian: mektig
- Polish: potężny
- European Portuguese: poderoso
- Romanian: puternic
- Russian: могущественный
- Spanish: poderoso
- Swedish: mäktig
- Thai: ที่มีอิทธิพล
- Turkish: güçlü
- Ukrainian: могутній
- Vietnamese: nhiều quyền lực
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