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English translation of 'befehligen'

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[bəˈfeːlɪɡn ]Word forms: befehligt past participle
Verb Table transitive verb
(military) to commandto be in command of

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Example Sentences Including 'befehligen'

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Diejenigen, die das Ganze befehligen und die Aktionen steuern, die machen das nicht von Deutschland aus.
Die Tageszeitung (1999)
Diese befinden sich weiterhin in den Bergen und befehligen rund 3.000 Kämpfer.
Die Tageszeitung (2000)
Du aber, ganz allein du, wirst den berfall befehligen und hierauf sie sowie die Gefangenen bis an das Ziel ihrer Reise begleiten.
David, Wolfgang Brennaburg
Je höher die Flut im Oderbruch stieg, desto mehr Soldaten konnte er in die vom Hochwasser bedrohte Region befehligen.
Die Tageszeitung (1998)
Volker Rühe soll laut Plan auch in ferner Zukunft von der Bonner Hardthöhe die Bundeswehr befehligen.
Der Spiegel
Zur Stärkung der europäischen Identität in der Nato hatte die französische Regierung verlangt, die Nato-Regionalkommandos in Europa von Europäern befehligen zu lassen.
Die Tageszeitung (1997)

Trends of 'befehligen'

Used Rarely. befehligen is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'befehligen' in Other Languages

British English: captain VERB
If you captain a team or a ship, you are the captain of it.
He captained the winning team that year.
  • American English: captain
  • Brazilian Portuguese: capitanear
  • Chinese: 率队
  • European Spanish: capitanear
  • French: être le capitaine de
  • German: befehligen
  • Italian: capitanare
  • Japanese: キャプテンを務める
  • Korean: 주장이 되다
  • European Portuguese: capitanear
  • Latin American Spanish: capitanear
British English: command VERB
If someone in authority commands you to do something, they tell you that you must do it.
He commanded his troops to attack.


Translation of befehligen from the Collins German to English
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