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taire

  
      vt  
  [+secret, nom]  
to keep to o.s.
      vi  
faire taire qn        (lit)   to make sb be quiet  
     (fig)  
  [+témoin, détracteur]  
to silence sb  


taire (se)  
      vpr/vi  
   (=s'arrêter de parler)   to fall silent, to stop talking
   (=ne pas parler)   to be silent, to be quiet  
tais-toi!      be quiet!  
taisez-vous!      be quiet!  
   (=s'abstenir de s'exprimer)   to keep quiet
      vpr/pass  
littéraire  
[bruit, voix]  
to stop
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
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se taire, taie, tare, tiare

Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
v.
keep to o.s ; keep quiet
v.
keep silent
v.
to remain silent
v.
silence
exp.
to make sb be quiet
[Lit.]
exp.
to silence sb
[Fig.]
exp.
It would be better to say nothing.
exp.
It's better to say nothing.
exp.
A wise head makes a close mouth
[Slang];[Hum.]
exp.
I should keep my mouth shut
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'taire' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
v.
se taire
exp.
se taire
exp.
se taire
v.
se taire
v.
se taire
exp.
taire qch
exp.
taire qch
exp.
taire qch
v.
faire taire
pr. part
faisant taire
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"taire": examples and translations in context
Je suppose que ce serait de te taire, Storm. I guess I would dare you to be quiet, Storm.
Enzo, fais taire les gens. Enzo, what did I say? Tell them to keep quiet.
Je dois apprendre comment me taire. I have to learn how to keep my mouth shut.
Et la Constitution nous autorise à nous taire. And one of them is the Constitution right not to say anything that might incriminate us.
Je compte donc me taire pendant un moment. So if I may, I'll just sit here quietly for a little while.
Faites-moi taire une fois pour toutes. Here's your chance to shut me up once and for all.
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