Pave over

11:16 Jun 6, 2020
Arabic to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Poetry & Literature
Arabic term or phrase: Pave over
Your face is beaming across the world as it provides the safest possible interpretation of a revolution in order to police its possibilities and pave over the threat of abolition with as mild and ineffective a reform as possible.
Haneen Salameh
Palestine


Summary of answers provided
5 +1لاحتواء
ABDESSAMAD BINAOUI
5يقلص/يخفف
ِAdel Almergawy
5تطويع/تليين التهديد لتجاوزه
Youssef ProTranslator
4الوقاية من
Omama Khayyal
4تمهيد
Yassine El Bouknify
3ترصيف الطريق
Ludina Sallam


  

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لاحتواء


Explanation:
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pave over

ABDESSAMAD BINAOUI
Morocco
Local time: 02:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 24

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agree  Morano El-Kholy: احتواء
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تمهيد


Explanation:
تمهيد الخطر
pave over the threat

Yassine El Bouknify
Morocco
Local time: 02:34
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 16
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تطويع/تليين التهديد لتجاوزه


Explanation:

طوَّعَ يطوِّع ، تطويعًا ، فهو مُطوِّع ، والمفعول مطوَّع :-
• طوَّع حيوانًا مفترسًا أخضعه، قهره، جعله يُطيع :-طوّع حصانًا له، - يجب تطويع اللُّغة لملاءمة متطلَّبات العصر.


Youssef ProTranslator
Morocco
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 29
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ترصيف الطريق


Explanation:
"To pave over something" means to figuratively put a cover over something, make it hidden and forgotten so that things can move on.

Example: "Let's try to pave over our differences so that we can move on with this project."

One could do a literal translation of this into Arabic, perhaps it would work and the idea would be understood?

Note: I don't know the context of the text given, but "abolition," although it can be used for many situations, in the United States is most commonly thought of as referring to the abolition of slavery in the United States. So if this is the intended meaning, then إلغاء العبودية can be used.

Example sentence(s):
  • ترصيف الطريق فوق تهديد إلغاء العبودية
Ludina Sallam
United States
Local time: 18:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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neutral  Susan McMillan: I can't comment on the Arabic translation, but Ms. Ludina has given a very good explanation of the meaning of "pave over." FYI, "abolition" here means abolishing the police.
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يقلص/يخفف


Explanation:
يقلص/يخفف

ِAdel Almergawy
Egypt
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
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الوقاية من


Explanation:
I believe وقاية is appropriate in this context.

Omama Khayyal
Egypt
Local time: 04:34
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Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
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