Places and forms of power – Vocabulary

Places and forms of power  

Vocabulary

words

activist = militant

advertising = publicité

advocate = partisan

to advocate for = militer pour

authoritarian, authoritative = autoritaire

authority = autorité

balance of power = équilibre des pouvoirs

to be biased = avoir un parti-pris

behind the scenes = en coulisses

big shot/wheel = gros bonnet/huile/poisson

to blackmail = faire chanter

board of directors = conseil d’administration

border = frontière

boycott = boycott

to boycott = boycotter

to brainwash = laver le cerveau

brainwashing = lavage de cerveau

breaking news = informations de dernière minute

to bribe = corrompre, acheter

bribery = corruption

to broadcast = diffuser, retransmettre (une émission)

to bully = brutaliser, tyranniser

channel = chaîne

civil servant = fonctionnaire

to collapse = s’effondrer

to commit = s’engager

commitment = engagement

consumer society = société de consommation

consumerism = consumérisme

convincing = convainquant

corridors of power = allées du pouvoir

to corrupt = corrompre

counter-power = contre-pouvoir

country = pays

deceit = tromperie

decision-maker = décisionnaire

to decrease = décroître

to defy = défier

to demand = exiger

democracy = démocratie

democrat = démocrat

demo, demonstration = manif, manifestation

to demonstrate = manifester

to deny = nier

to denounce = dénoncer

to deter = dissuader

determination = détermination

determined = déterminé

deterrent = moyen de dissuasion

dictator = dictateur

dictatorship = dictature

digital press = presse numérique

disobedience = désobéissance

disobedient = désobéissant

to disobey = désobéir à

to distort reality = déformer la réalité

to do/make a deal = conclure un marché, une affaire

to dominate = dominer

driving force = force motrice

dubious = douteux

embezzlement = détournement de fonds

to empower = donner du pouvoir

to enable = permettre

to enslave = asservir, réduire en esclavage

to entice someone into doing something = pousser/inciter quelqu’un à faire quelque chose

to eradicate = éliminer

to expose = dénoncer

fight = combat

to fight = combattre

to foster = encourager, promouvoir

gullible = naïf, qui “gobe” tout

to govern = gouverner

government = gouvernement

to gossip = raconter des ragots

to have fingers in many pies = avoir des intérêts dans beaucoup d’affaires

helpless = désarmé, sans défense

to impose = imposer, forcer

to indoctrinate = endoctriner

influence = influence

injustice = injustice

influential = influent

inventive = inventif

inventiveness = inventivité

involvement = implication, engagement

issue = problème

justice = justice

knowledge = connaissance, savoir

law = loi

live (≠ recorded) broadcast = émission en direct (≠ en différé)

lobby = groupe de pression

to lure/talk somebody into doing something = manipuler quelqu’un pour qu’il fasse quelque chose

majority shareholder = actionnaire majoritaire

to manipulate = manipuler

medium = média

media = médias

method = méthode

mighty = puissant

misleading = trompeur

mogul = magnat

monarch = monarque

monarchy = monarchie

obedience = obéissance

obedient = obéissant

to obey = obéir à

opponent = opposant

to oppose = s’opposer à

organisation = organisation

to overcome = vaincre, surpasser

patience = patience

perseverance = persévérance

politician = politicien

politics = politique

powerful = puissant

powerless = impuissant

pressure = pression

to pressurize = faire pression sur

to prevent = empêcher

propaganda = propagande

protest = protestation

to protest = protester

rebel = rebelle

to rebel = se rebeller

rebellious = insoumis

to resist = résister à

riot = émeute

rioter = émeutier

to rise = se soulever

to rule = gouverner

ruler = chef d’état

sacrifice = sacrifice

sit-in = sit-in

slave = esclave

slavery = esclavage

spokesman = porte-parole

strength = force

to strengthen = renforcer

strong = fort

struggle = lutte

to struggle = lutter

submissive = soumis

subservient = servile

support = soutien

to support = soutenir

to surrender = se rendre

to take advantage of = profiter de

tax evasion = fraude fiscale

threat = menace

to threaten = menacer

tool = outil

trade-union = syndicat

tycoon = magnat

tyranny = tyrannie

tyrant = tyran

understanding = compréhension

uprising = soulèvement, révolte

to warn = avertir

weak = faible

to weaken = affaiblir

weakness = faiblesse

weapon = arme

written press = presse écrite

 

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