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ultimatum

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌʌltɪˈmeɪtəm/
a warning, usually the last and most threatening one in a series, in which someone is told that if they take a particular action, something unpleasant will happen to them: issue/deliver/give an ultimatum The chairman has issued an ultimatum: sort out the problems, or the expansion will not take place. Should I give him some kind of ultimatum to encourage him to retire?
Translations of “ultimatum”
in Spanish ultimátum…
in French ultimatum…
in German das Ultimatum…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最後通牒…
in Russian ультиматум…
in Turkish ültimatom, emir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最后通牒…
in Polish ultimatum…
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