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British English: /ˈməʊʃ(ə)n/
American English: /ˈmoʊʃ(ə)n/

Translation of motion in French:


  • 1 (movement) to be in motion
    être en mouvement
    to set something in motion
    mettre quelque chose en marche
    mettre quelque chose en route
    (chain of events)
    to set the wheels in motion
    mettre les choses en route
  • 3 (Administration, Politics) to table/second the motion
    déposer/appuyer la motion
    to carry/defeat the motion by 10 votes to 8
    adopter/rejeter la motion par 10 voix contre 8
    a motion of censure
    une motion de censure

transitive verb

  • to motion somebody away/back
    faire signe à quelqu'un de s'éloigner/reculer
    to motion somebody to approach
    faire signe à quelqu'un de s'approcher

intransitive verb

  • faire signe
    to à


to go through the motions

faire quelque chose machinalement

to go through the motions of doing

faire mine de faire

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