French translation of 'pace'
1. (= single step) pas m
He stopped when he was a few paces away. Il s’est arrêté à quelques pas.
to take a pace forwards avancer d’un pas
to take a pace backwards reculer d’un pas
2. [of walker, runner] allure f
He was walking at a brisk pace. Il marchait à vive allure.
He proceeded at a leisurely pace. Il continua son chemin doucement en prenant son temps. ⧫ Il continua son chemin à petite allure.
to quicken one’s pace accélérer l’allure
to keep pace with sb se maintenir à la hauteur de qn
to set the pace [runner] mener le train ⧫ imposer son train
The pace he set was too fast for the others. Le train qu’il avait imposé était trop rapide pour les autres.
to put sb through their paces demander à qn de montrer ce dont il est capable
The coach put the British team through their paces. L’entraîneur a demandé à l’équipe britannique de montrer ce dont elle était capable.
to go through one’s paces montrer ce dont on est capable
3. (= speed) rythme m
people who prefer to live at a slower pace les gens qui préfèrent vivre à un rythme plus lent
to do sth at one’s own pace faire qch à son rythme
The computer will allow students to learn at their own pace. L’ordinateur permettra aux étudiants d’apprendre à leur rythme.
the pace of change le rythme du changement
to keep pace with sth [developments, new technologies, technological advance] être en phase avec qch; [demand, growth] faire face à
the company is struggling to keep pace with demand la compagnie a du mal à faire face à la demande
to keep pace with inflation suivre l’inflation
Earnings have not kept pace with inflation. Les revenus n’ont pas suivi l’inflation.
to keep pace with the times évoluer avec son temps
to set the pace (= set the standard) donner le ton
to set the pace for sth donner le ton à qch
faire les cent pas
to pace up and down faire les cent pas
1. [room, corridor] arpenter
to pace the floor faire les cent pas
to pace up and down sth arpenter qch
Harold paced nervously up and down the platform. Harold arpentait nerveusement le quai de la gare.
to pace o.s. doser son effort
Phrasal verbspace around
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Example Sentences Including 'pace'
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This appreciation has been spurred by the pace of the recovery.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We should use this weekend to keep up the pressure and step up the pace.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Speed was almost down to walking pace.Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)
With his arrival the pace of activity rose sharply.FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
And ministers are now determined to speed up the pace of change.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
His equestrian theatre puts four horses through their paces on stage.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Others circle and pace the area where they last saw their owners.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The fast pace and camaraderie of the industry appealed.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The pace of walking frees the mind and calms the body.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
This is not just about numbers but about culture and the pace of change.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You can tell he has put his cast through its paces on this one.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You have to pace your life for it.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
But all the pace bowlers struggled for length, allowing batsmen to cut, pull or drive at will.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
He led until three out on his first run for over six months before keeping on at one pace.The Sun (2016)
Nor should the pace attack be taken lightly.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Rarely do you see a footballer with such a combination of pace and power.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The likely strong pace will be right up her street.The Sun (2016)
Their style has been to set an early pace and see if they would last the distance.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
There should be enough pace to help set this up for my fancy.The Sun (2016)
They must be tempted to introduce younger blood, while England will be delighted if the pitch again helps the pace bowlers.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
This does not mean that the pace bowler has spent the winter at home by choice.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
This furlong shorter trip and likely stronger pace could be perfect.The Sun (2009)
We have seen the sheer power and pace and the touch that he has.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
With so much early pace in the race he will have too much to do.The Sun (2013)
Then finish the walk at a slower pace.Living with Angina (1991)
He got the run of the race but should be able to set his own pace again.The Sun (2015)
The change of pace is especially notable in economic activities.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Then one of them would pace the room while the other made notes.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They paced out the distance between the poles before heading back.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Will the slower pace of price rises allow more people to climb on to the ladder?Times, Sunday Times (2017)
One can impose a more structured ending by moving backwards a pace or two and waiting until relatives seem to be ready to leave.Growing Through Loss and Grief (1994)
This will also ensure that your dog has ample space to pace around in.Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)
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'pace' in Other Languages
British English: pace /peɪs/ NOUN
speed The pace of something is the speed at which it happens or is done.
Many people were not satisfied with the pace of change.
- American English: pace
- Arabic: سُرْعَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: passo
- Chinese: 步
- Croatian: tempo
- Czech: tempo rychlost
- Danish: hastighed
- Dutch: tempo stap
- European Spanish: paso ritmo
- Finnish: askel tahti
- French: allure
- German: Schritt
- Greek: βήμα
- Italian: ritmo
- Japanese: 歩調
- Korean: 보조
- Norwegian: skritt
- Polish: tempo
- European Portuguese: ritmo
- Romanian: ritm
- Russian: частота
- Spanish: paso ritmo
- Swedish: tempo
- Thai: จังหวะความเร็ว
- Turkish: adım
- Ukrainian: хід
- Vietnamese: bước chân
British English: pace VERB
If you pace a small area, you keep walking up and down it, because you are anxious or impatient.
As they waited, he paced the room nervously.
He paced around the room.
- American English: pace
- Brazilian Portuguese: andar impacientemente
- Chinese: 在…走来走去因焦虑或不耐烦
- European Spanish: caminar de arriba a abajo
- French: faire les cent pas dans
- German: auf und ab gehen in
- Italian: camminare su e giù per
- Japanese: うろうろ歩き回る
- Korean: >서성거리다초조하거나 화가나서
- European Portuguese: andar impacientemente
- Spanish: caminar de arriba a abajo
British English: pace NOUN
distance A pace is the distance that you move when you take one step.
He'd only gone a few paces before he stopped again.
Translation of pace from the Collins English to French Dictionary