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British English: /strɛŋθ/
, /strɛŋkθ/
American English: /strɛŋ(k)θ/

Translation of strength in French:


  • 1 (power) (of person, wind)
    (of lens, magnet, voice)
    to summon up/save one's strength
    rassembler/ménager ses forces
    his strength failed him
    ses forces l'ont trahi
    with all one's strength to find/have the strength to do
    avoir/trouver la force de faire
    to have great strength
    être très fort
    to build up one's strength
    développer ses muscles
    (after illness)
  • 3 (concentration) (of solution)
    (of dose, medicine)
    taste the strength of the mixture/coffee
    goûtes le mélange/café pour voir s'il est fort
    the alcoholic strength of a drink
    la teneur en alcool d'une boisson
  • 4 (capability) to test the strength of the government/team
    mettre la force du gouvernement/de l'équipe à l'épreuve
    to be in a position of strength
    être en position de force
    economic/military strength
    puissance (f) économique/militaire
  • 6 (Finance) the strength of the dollar against the pound
    la fermeté du dollar par rapport à la livre
    to gain strength
    se raffermir
  • 8 (credibility) (of argument)
    (of case, claim)
    to give ou lend strength to
    (evidence) (argument, theory)
    he was convicted on the strength of the evidence
    on l'a condamné sur la base des témoignages
    I got the job on the strength of my research/his recommendation
    j'ai obtenu le poste grâce à mes recherches/sa recommandation
  • 9 (asset) (of person, team)
    (of novel, play)
    his patience is his greatest strength
    sa patience est sa meilleure qualité
  • 10 (total size) See examples: the team is below strength
    l'équipe n'est pas au complet
    the workforce is at full strength
    la main-d'œuvre est au complet
    to bring the team up to strength
    compléter l'équipe
    his fans were present in strength
    ses fans étaient là en foule


to go from strength to strength

se porter de mieux en mieux

give me strength (informal)!

c'est pas possible (informal)!

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