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Translation of "right" - English-French dictionary

right

adjective /rait/
on or related to the side of the body which in most people has the more skilful hand, or to the side of a person or thing which is toward the east when that person or thing is facing north (opposite to left) droit When I’m writing, I hold my pen in my right hand. correct bon Put that book back in the right place Is that the right answer to the question? morally correct; good bien It’s not right to let thieves keep what they have stolen. suitable; appropriate approprié He’s not the right man for this job When would be the right time to ask him? righteous /ˈraitʃəs/ adjective (of anger etc) justifiable justifié righteous indignation. living a good moral life juste a righteous man. good; morally right vertueux a righteous action. righteously adverb vertueusement righteousness noun droiture rightful adjective proper; correct; that ought to be or has a right to be something légitime He is the rightful king of this country. rightfully adverb légitimement It rightfully belongs to me, although she has it at the moment. rightly adverb justly, justifiably; it is right, good or just that (something is the case) à raison, à juste titre He was punished for his stupidity and rightly: Rightly or wrongly she refused to speak to him. correctly; accurately avec raison They rightly assumed that he would refuse to help. rightness noun the state of being good or morally correct justesse They believe in the rightness of their cause. righto /raitˈou/ interjection ( right-oh) right d’accord! Right-oh! I’ll come now. rights noun plural the legal right given in return for a sum of money to produce eg a film from a book droits He has sold the film rights of his new book to an American company. right angle an angle of ninety degrees, like any of the four angles in a square. angle droit right-angled adjective having a right angle à angle droit a right-angled triangle. right-hand adjective at the right; to the right of something else de droite the top right-hand drawer of my desk. towards the right à/vers la droite a right-hand bend in the road. right-handed adjective (of people) using the right hand more easily than the left, eg for writing droitier The majority of people are right-handed. right wing the members of a political party who hold more traditional opinions aile droite He’s on the right wing of the Labour Party. right-winger noun homme, femme de droite by right(s) rightfully en toute justice By rights, I ought to be in charge of this department. get/keep on the right side of to make (someone) feel, or continue to feel, friendly or kind towards oneself s’insinuer/rester dans les bonnes grâces de If you want a pay rise, you’d better get on the right side of the boss. get right to understand, do, say etc (something) correctly comprendre, dire qqch. correctement Did I get the answer right? go right to happen as expected, wanted or intended; to be successful or without problems aller bien (pour) Nothing ever goes right for him. not in one’s right mind ( not (quite) right in the head) (slightly) mad ne pas avoir toute sa raison He can’t be in his right mind – making incredible suggestions like that! put right to repair; to remove faults etc in (something) arranger, réparer There is something wrong with this kettle – can you put it right? to put an end to or change (something that is wrong) corriger You’ve made a mistake in that sum – you’d better put it right. to put (a watch, clock etc) to the correct time. remettre à l’heure to correct (someone who has made a mistake) détromper I thought the meeting was at 2.30, but he put me right. to make healthy again rétablir That medicine will soon put you right. put/set to rights to put back into the correct order, state etc mettre en ordre The room was in a dreadful mess, and it took us the whole day to set it to rights. right away immediately; at once tout de suite I’ll do it right away. right-hand man a person’s most trusted and useful assistant. bras droit (de qqn) right now immediately. immédiatement right of way the right of the public to use a path that goes across private property. droit de passage (ˌright-of-ˈway – plural rights-of-way) a road or path over private land, along which the public have a right to walk. droit de passage the right of one car etc to move first eg when crossing a cross-roads, or going round a roundabout priorité It was your fault that our cars crashed – I had right of way. serve right to be the punishment deserved by c’est bien fait (pour qqn) If you fall and hurt yourself, it’ll serve you right for climbing up there when I told you not to.
(Definition of right from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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