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French translation: force du pouvoir

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23:04 Jun 11, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: power-over
A term (noun) created by the author of the manual that I am translating, refers to the power that one exercises over other people. For example: "Community leaders often use their power-over rather than basic communication skills".
Grégoire Thygesen
Local time: 14:39
French translation:force du pouvoir
Explanation:
IT MEANS THEY USE THE FORCE OF POWER OVER THEIR COMMUNITIES. THE POWER DERIVED FROM THEIR AUTHORITY. SO " FROCE DU POUVOIR " WOULD BE APT.
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Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 19:09
Grading comment
Thanks, this was one of those words that defies all explanation, and I wasn't sure if I really had made clear what the author had wanted to say using it: but it looks like you got the idea anyway!
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Summary of answers provided
naautoritéLouise Atfield
naascendant, domination, empire, emprise, pouvoir, puissance; autorité, importance, poids, prestigeAriane Day
nainfluenceLouis RIOUAL
naforce du pouvoirTelesforo Fernandez


  

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39 mins
force du pouvoir


Explanation:
IT MEANS THEY USE THE FORCE OF POWER OVER THEIR COMMUNITIES. THE POWER DERIVED FROM THEIR AUTHORITY. SO " FROCE DU POUVOIR " WOULD BE APT.

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 19:09
PRO pts in pair: 122
Grading comment
Thanks, this was one of those words that defies all explanation, and I wasn't sure if I really had made clear what the author had wanted to say using it: but it looks like you got the idea anyway!
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47 mins
influence


Explanation:
In cases of officials accused of using their power for gainful purposes, French law uses the term "trafic d'influence"

Louis RIOUAL
Local time: 14:39
PRO pts in pair: 434
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9 hrs
ascendant, domination, empire, emprise, pouvoir, puissance; autorité, importance, poids, prestige


Explanation:
These are all synonyms of "influence" from Le Petit Robert 1. And here's the definition that comes with the first 6 : Action (volontaire ou non) qu'une personne exerce sur quelqu'un
And for the last 4: Pouvoir social de celui qui amène les autres à se ranger à son avis.
This second sentence seems to really fit what you are looking for. If it were me, I would either use "emprise" or "poids".
Hope this helps.

Ariane Day
PRO pts in pair: 26
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20 hrs
autorité


Explanation:
"Les Leaders communautaires utilisent souvent leur autorité plutot que d'exercer leur talents de communications"

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 577
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