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British English: /rɪˈsɔːs/
, /rɪˈzɔːs/
American English: /ˈriˌsɔrs/
, /rəˈsɔrs/

Translation of resource in French:


  • 1 (gen) (Economy, Administration) natural/energy/financial resources
    ressources naturelles/énergétiques/financières
    the world's resources of coal/oil
    les ressources mondiales en charbon/pétrole
    to put more resources into something
    investir davantage dans quelque chose
    to draw on one's resources
    mettre en œuvre ses ressources
    he has no inner resources [figurative]
    il n'a pas beaucoup de ressource
    reading is her only resource against boredom
    la lecture est son seul recours contre l'ennui
    to be left to one's own resources
  • 2 (facility, service) the library is a valuable resource
    la bibliothèque est un outil précieux
  • 4 [formal] (cleverness) a man of (great) resource
    un homme (plein) de ressources

transitive verb

  • accorder les ressources nécessaires à (institution, service)
    to be under-resourced
    ne pas disposer de ressources suffisantes
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