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British English: /fəːm/
American English: /fərm/

Translation of firm in French:


  • (business) electronics/haulage firm
    entreprise d'électronique/de transports
    small firm
    petite entreprise (f)
    firm of architects
    cabinet (m) d'architecte


  • 1 (hard)
    (mattress, fruit, handshake)
    to get a firm grip on something
    tenir fermement quelque chose
    to give something a firm tap/tug
    taper/tirer quelque chose d'un coup sec
  • 3 [figurative] (strong)
    (foundation, base, basis, grasp, friend)
    one must keep a firm grip on the facts
    il faut bien saisir les faits
    it's my firm belief that …
    je crois fermement que …
    the firm favourite
    le grand favori
  • 5 (resolute)
    (person, voice, stand, leadership, purpose, response)
    ferme (with somebody avec quelqu'un)
    he needs a firm hand
    il a besoin qu'on soit ferme avec lui
  • 6 (Finance)
    (pound, dollar, yen, market)


  • to stand firm
    tenir bon (against contre)
    to remain ou hold firm
    rester ferme (against par rapport à)
    to hold firm to
    rester fidele à (beliefs)

intransitive verb

  • (Finance)
    (share, price) (stabilize) se stabiliser (at à)
    (rise) se raffermir (to à)

Phrasal verbs

firm up

1 firm up
(arrangement, deal)
se confirmer
(muscle, flesh)
se raffermir
2 firm up [something], firm [something] up
confirmer (arrangement, deal)
raffermir (muscle, flesh)
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