license
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “licence.”
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (permit)
a. la licencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All of our export licenses are in order.Todas nuestras licencias de exportación están en orden.
b. el permiso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You can't fish in this lake if you don't have a fishing license.No puedes pescar en este lago si no tienes permiso de pesca.
2. (driving permit)
a. la licencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She already has her license, but she doesn't have a car.Ya tiene licencia, pero no carro.
b. el carnet
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother got his license on the first attempt, but he's a dreadful driver.Mi hermano se sacó el carnet a la primera, pero es un conductor pésimo.
c. el permiso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
What are you thinking of driving without your license?¿Cómo se te ocurre conducir sin tu permiso?
3. (liberty taken for artistic effect)
a. la licencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In the prologue, the author herself acknowledges that she used her poetic license when narrating the facts.En el prólogo, la autora misma admite haber hecho uso de la licencia poética al narrar los hechos.
b. las libertades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The film took license with the story from the book.La película se tomó ciertas libertades con la historia del libro
4. (freedom)
a. la licencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Sixties rock stars seemed to have been granted a license to behave badly.Las estrellas de rock de los sesenta parecían tener licencia para comportarse mal.
5.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(immorality)
a. el libertinaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The more conservative sectors of society could only see license in all these new freedoms.Los sectores sociales más conservadores no acertaban a ver más que libertinaje en estas nuevas libertades.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to grant permission)
a. autorizar
This guide is licensed to tour you around the park.Este guía está autorizado para mostrarles el parque.
b. conceder un permiso
The council licensed the construction company to build a new skyscraper.El ayuntamiento concedió un permiso a la constructora para construir un nuevo rascacielos.
c. conceder una licencia
The government licensed the pharmaceutical company to cultivate medical cannabis.El gobierno concedió una licencia a la empresa farmacéutica para el cultivo de cannabis con fines medicinales.
7. (to be granted permission; used in the passive voice)
a. tener una licencia
The shop was licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.La tienda tenía una licencia para vender bebidas alcohólicas.
8. (to be permitted; used in the passive voice)
a. estar autorizado
This food coloring is licensed in Europe but not in the U.S.Este colorante alimentario está autorizado en Europa pero no en EE.UU.
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license
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (commerce)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. autorizar
to be licensed to carry a guntener permiso or licencia de armas
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license [ˈlaɪsəns]
transitive verb
1 (issue with license) [+drug, medicine] autorizar la comercialización de; [+vehicle] conceder el permiso de circulación a; [+gun] autorizar la licencia de; [+dog, company, operator] registrar; [+surgeon, practitioner] otorgarle la licencia de ejercer a
the Royal College examines and licenses surgeons... to be licensed as a clinical psychologist, one must have a Ph.D. in psychology,perform three years of supervised clinical work, and pass a state licensing examination a recommendation that security firms should be licensed they are demanding that all travel operators should be licensed Four companies are likely to be licensed to offer a full range of telecommunications services the Home Secretary, Douglas Hurd, rejected proposals to license security companies in order to keep out cowboys breeders using more than two bitches for breeding have to be licensed by the local authority the authorities have refused to license the drug At present, if you want to make medicinal claims about a substance, it has to be licensed as a medicine The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has now called for all herbal remedies to be licensed as medical products Since these substances are not licensed, they cannot be sold experiments of this kind must be licensed by the Home Office the authority which licenses vehicles you'll have to license the car if you want to drive it on public roads a procession of vintage vehicles, specially licensed for the occasion, travels at a uniform ten miles per hour Oakland officials are preparing a proposal to take to California legislators that would require the state to license guns to license sb to do sth Under the agreement, the council can license a U.S. company to produce the drug you may be say a gynaecologist but you've got to be licensed to do hysterectomies Britain's Transport and Road Research Laboratory is licensing firms to make the system so it should soon be widely available
to be licensed to do sth tener licencia para hacer algo; estar autorizado para hacer algo; we are not licensed to sell alcohol no tenemos licencia para vender bebidas alcohólicas; no estamos autorizados para vender bebidas alcohólicas; he is licensed to drive this vehicle está autorizado para conducir este vehículo; to be licensed to carry a gun tener licencia para llevar un revólver
/I am licensed to practise psychology/ in New Jersey and Colorado to [have] [get] one's car licensed he'd forgotten to get the car licensed
2 (authorize) [+sale, use] autorizar
the State Department says it doesn't think it's allowed to license the sale of any aircraft to these countries the Ministry temporarily licensed the use of dichlorvos on fish farms obtain licence for a law which would require people to license their dogs to license sth [to] sb the company is going to license its software to a number of computer makers The company is not going to manufacture a single machine itself. Instead it has developed a new technology and is licensing it to hardware firms, virtually free, in order to get the machines on the shelves
noun
(US)
modifier
license plate (n) (US) (Aut) matrícula (f); placa (f); patente (f); (S. Cone)
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