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British English: /səʊl/
American English: /soʊl/

Translation of sole in French:


  • 3 (Anatomy) the sole of the foot
    la plante du pied


  • 1 (single)
    (aim, concern, duty, reason, source, supporter, survivor)
    for the sole purpose of doing
    uniquement pour faire
  • 2 (exclusive)
    (agent, distributor, importer, right)
    for the sole use of
    pour l'usage exclusif de
    to have the sole agency for
    être le concessionnaire exclusif de
    to be in sole charge of something
    être seul responsable de quelque chose

transitive verb

  • also: -soled
    (dans composés) rubber/leather soled shoes
    chaussures à semelle de caoutchouc /cuir

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