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relever

Pronunciation: /ʀəlve; ʀləve/

Translation of relever in English:

vt

  • 3relever la tête to raise one's head to look up [fig], to refuse to accept defeat
  • 13relever qn de ses fonctions to relieve sb of their duties

v+prep (relever de)

  • 1relever de [department] to come under [Ministry] cela ne relève pas de mes fonctions that's not part of my duties
  • 2cela relève de la gageure this comes close to being impossible

v refl (+ v être) (se relever)

  • 2se relever automatiquement to be raised automatically
  • 3 [blind] to be raised
  • 4se relever de to recover from

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