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s'affirme

English translation: confirm / maintain itself

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French term or phrase:s'affirme
English translation:confirm / maintain itself
Entered by: Marc Van Gastel
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21:14 Dec 22, 2003
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: s'affirme
Ana Palacio, Foreign Secretary, est chargé de faire en sorte que l'Espagne s'affirme en tant que grand pays d'Europe. A Nice elle en avait obtenu le statut. A la convention fera tout pour le maintenir.
De Facto
Local time: 20:34
confirm / maintain itself
Explanation:
Remember, it already obtained the big country status in Nice, now it has to confirm or maintain this status witht he new round of negotiations !
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Marc Van Gastel
Belgium
Local time: 20:34
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4 +6asserts/establishes itself
Steven Capsuto
4 +2confirm / maintain itself
Marc Van Gastel
3 +3asserts itself/ is recognized as
Francis MARC
4emerges?sktrans
4is establishedKpy


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
asserts itself/ is recognized as


Explanation:
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Francis MARC
Lithuania
Local time: 21:34
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 6500

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  RHELLER: is recognized as one of the major countries of Europe
26 mins

agree  Marshall Waddell
31 mins

agree  NancyLynn
16 hrs
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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6
asserts/establishes itself


Explanation:
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Note added at 3 mins (2003-12-22 21:18:45 GMT)
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I assume this was in the run-up to the abortive European Constitutional convention, in which Spain\'s potential loss of votes was one of the key sticking points.

Steven Capsuto
United States
Local time: 14:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 44

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  William Stein
32 mins

agree  1045
44 mins

agree  xxxsarahl
49 mins

agree  CristinaPereira
1 hr

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
2 hrs

agree  NancyLynn
16 hrs
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
is established


Explanation:
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Note added at 2003-12-22 21:30:47 (GMT)
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Sourced Robert & Collins Senior and I feel it fits the context nicely to say that Spain is established as .......

Kpy
France
Local time: 20:34
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 190
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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
confirm / maintain itself


Explanation:
Remember, it already obtained the big country status in Nice, now it has to confirm or maintain this status witht he new round of negotiations !

Marc Van Gastel
Belgium
Local time: 20:34
Native speaker of: Dutch
PRO pts in pair: 25

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Laurel Porter: I like confirm - perhaps "confirm its position as..."
17 mins

agree  Emérentienne: agree with Laurel
19 hrs
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19 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
emerges?


Explanation:
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sktrans
Local time: 14:34
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 761
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