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test (ˈtɛst Pronunciation for test

Translations

noun

  1. (= trial)
    1. [of machine, product, equipment] essai m
    2. [of goods in factory] contrôle m

    nuclear tests essais nucléaires

    to put sth to the test (= try out)

    1. [theory] mettre qch à l'épreuve
    2. [machine, equipment] tester qch, mettre qch à l'épreuve

  2. [of intelligence, ability, knowledge] test m

    an intelligence test un test d'aptitude intellectuelle

  3. (at school, university)
    1. (written) contrôle m
    2. (oral) interrogation f, épreuve f
      ⇒ I've got a geography test tomorrow. J'ai un contrôle de géographie demain.
  4. (also driving test) examen m du permis de conduire   ⇒ He's got his driving test tomorrow. Il passe son permis de conduire demain.

    to take one's driving test passer son permis de conduire

    to fail one's driving test rater son examen du permis de conduire

    to pass one's driving test réussir son examen du permis de conduire, être reçue au permis, être reçue au permis de conduire

  5. (medical)
    1. [of sight, hearing, skin] examen m
    2. [of blood, urine, DNA] analyse f   ⇒ They're going to do some more tests. Ils vont faire d'autres examens.

    a blood test une analyse de sang

  6. (= chemical analysis) [of substance, water] analyses fpl
  7. [of courage, strength] épreuve f

    a test of character une épreuve de force

    to put sth to the test (= put strain on) [relationship] mettre qch à l'épreuve

    to stand the test of time résister à l'épreuve du temps

  8. (British, cricket, rugby) match m international, test-match m

transitive verb

  1. (for commercial, technical, safety purposes)
    1. [machine, weapon, vehicle] tester
    2. [brakes] contrôler
    3. [new drug, product] tester
    4. [water] analyser

    to test the waters or to test the water (figurative) tâter le terrain

  2. [knowledge, ability] évaluer, tester
  3. [student, pupil] interroger

    to test sb on sth interroger qn sur qch   ⇒ He tested us on the new vocabulary. Il nous a interrogés sur le nouveau vocabulaire.

  4. (medically)
    1. [eyesight, hearing] examiner
    2. [blood, urine, DNA] analyser

    to be tested for sth [person]

    1. [disease, condition] subir des examens pour déterminer s'il y a qch   ⇒ He's been tested for diabetes. On lui fait subir des examens pour voir s'il a du diabète.
    2. [drugs]   ⇒ She was tested for drugs. On lui a fait subir un contrôle antidopage.

  5. (= tax) [person, courage, stamina, patience] mettre à l'épreuve

Similar Words

= check, try, investigate, assess, research, prove, analyse, experiment with, try out, verify, assay, put something to the proof, put something to the test, run something up the flagpole
= examine, put someone to the test, put someone through their paces
= challenge, try, tax, stretch, put a strain on, make demands on, work over
= measure, standard, proof, barometer, yardstick, touchstone, litmus test, ordeal

'test' in Other Languages

  • Arabic: اِخْتِبَارPronunciation for اِخْتِبَار
  • Brazilian Portuguese: testePronunciation for teste
  • Chinese: 测试Pronunciation for 测试
  • Croatian: testPronunciation for test
  • Czech: testPronunciation for test
  • Danish: testPronunciation for test
  • Dutch: testPronunciation for test
  • European Spanish: pruebaPronunciation for pruebaexamen
  • Finnish: koePronunciation for koe
  • French: testPronunciation for test
  • German: TestPronunciation for Test Tests
  • Greek: τεστPronunciation for τεστ
  • Italian: esamePronunciation for esame
  • Japanese: 試験Pronunciation for 試験
  • Korean: 시험Pronunciation for 시험
  • Norwegian: testPronunciation for test
  • Polish: testPronunciation for test
  • Portuguese: testePronunciation for teste
  • Romanian: testare testări
  • Russian: испытаниеPronunciation for испытание
  • Spanish: pruebaPronunciation for pruebaexperimento
  • Swedish: testPronunciation for test
  • Thai: การทดสอบPronunciation for การทดสอบ
  • Turkish: testPronunciation for test
  • Ukrainian: випробування
  • Vietnamese: thử nghiệmPronunciation for thử nghiệm
  • Arabic: يَخْتَبِرُPronunciation for يَخْتَبِرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: testarPronunciation for testar
  • Chinese: 检测Pronunciation for 检测
  • Croatian: testiratiPronunciation for testirati
  • Czech: testovatPronunciation for testovat otestovat
  • Danish: testePronunciation for teste
  • Dutch: testenPronunciation for testen
  • European Spanish: probarPronunciation for probarevaluar
  • Finnish: testataPronunciation for testata
  • French: testerPronunciation for tester
  • German: testenPronunciation for testen
  • Greek: δοκιμάζωPronunciation for δοκιμάζω
  • Italian: esaminarePronunciation for esaminare
  • Japanese: 試験するPronunciation for 試験する
  • Korean: 시험하다Pronunciation for 시험하다
  • Norwegian: testePronunciation for teste
  • Polish: przetestowaćPronunciation for przetestować testować
  • Portuguese: testarPronunciation for testar
  • Romanian: a testa
  • Russian: тестироватьPronunciation for тестировать
  • Spanish: examinarPronunciation for examinarprobar
  • Swedish: testaPronunciation for testa
  • Thai: ทดสอบPronunciation for ทดสอบ
  • Turkish: denemekPronunciation for denemeksınamak
  • Ukrainian: перевіряти перевірити
  • Vietnamese: thử nghiệmPronunciation for thử nghiệm
  • Arabic: اِمْتِحان
  • Brazilian Portuguese: teste
  • Chinese: 测试
  • Croatian: test
  • Czech: test
  • Danish: prøve
  • Dutch: test
  • European Spanish: examen
  • Finnish: koe
  • French: test
  • German: Test
  • Greek: διαγώνισμα
  • Italian: test
  • Japanese: テスト
  • Korean: 시험
  • Norwegian: prøve
  • Polish: test
  • Portuguese: teste
  • Romanian: test teste
  • Russian: испытание
  • Spanish: prueba
  • Swedish: test
  • Thai: การทดสอบ
  • Turkish: test
  • Ukrainian: тест
  • Vietnamese: bài kiểm tra

Example Sentences Including 'test'

Aujourd'hui , pour savoir si du sang est contaminé par le virus du SIDA , on fait un test au donneur.
Smadja, Dr Denis Guide à l'usage des séropositifs et de ceux qui les entourent
Aux ministres en charge du dossier , il faisait passer une sorte de test de bonne gouvernance.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Il dit On va vous faire le test J' eus les résultats quinze jours plus tard : j' étais séropositif.
Collard, Cyril Les nuits fauves
Le scrutin était présenté comme le premier test électoral pour Tony Blair depuis la guerre en Irak.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Or , ses agents seront dans la rue dès la semaine prochaine et le degré de mobilisation représentera un vrai test.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Quand , tout à coup , P. étendit le bras , je sus qu' elle allait subir le test de l' escalier.
Grainville, Patrick Les anges et les faucons
Se croyant enceinte , l' héroïne fait des tests dont les résultats s' avèrent tous positifs , y compris celui du test HIV.
Marie Claire

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