uniquement: suggested translations

Consult this page to find suggested English equivalents for "uniquement."

alone, completely, entirely, exclusively, for the sole purpose of, for the unique purpose of, fully, just, limited to, merely, nothing but, only, particularly, purely, simply, solely, strictly, totally, uniquely, wholly

  • un montant de 1,8 millions de dollars est consacré uniquement au programme de mécanisation / an amount of $1.8 million is allocated to the mechanization program alone
  • nous ne pouvons compter uniquement sur les dispositions de l’accord / we cannot rely exclusively (solely) on the agreement’s provisions
  • utiliser ces nouveaux pouvoirs uniquement pour rechercher des éléments de preuve / use these new powers for the sole (unique) purpose of searching for evidence
  • créer des unités spéciales qui s’occupent uniquement de ce type d’infractions / develop specialized units to handle just this kind of offence
  • la clientèle de ce centre sera uniquement les fédérations canadiennes et leurs membres / the centre’s clientele will be limited to Canadian federations and their members
  • les modifications proposées sont uniquement de nature technique / the proposed changes are merely (just) technical in nature
  • le comité sera composé uniquement d’experts / the committee will be made up of nothing but experts
  • les données sont pertinentes uniquement pour ces programmes / the data are relevant only to these programs
  • faire uniquement allusion aux paiements d’appoint / refer particularly (strictly) to deficiency payments
  • ces décisions ne sont pas uniquement fondées sur des facteurs commerciaux / these decisions are not made purely (merely, simply, solely) on a commercial basis
  • le coût du programme ne se mesure pas uniquement en argent / the cost of the program is not measured simply in dollars and cents
  • établir les droits des personnes uniquement en fonction des faits et des lois / determine the rights of individuals solely on the basis of the facts and the law
  • le calcul est basé sur des facteurs qui ne sont pas restreints uniquement à la population / the formula is based on factors that are not strictly related to the population
  • avoir un point de vue uniquement canadien / have a uniquely Canadian perspective

NOTE: Interestingly, the adverb uniquement can often be translated into English by an unlikely equivalent such as completely, entirely, fully, totally or wholly with no loss in meaning:

  • s’en remettre uniquement aux provinces pour en venir à une entente sur le commerce interprovincial / rely completely (entirely) on the provinces to come to an agreement on interprovincial trade
  • le régime est financé uniquement par les cotisations des employeurs et des employés / the plan is entirely (fully) funded by contributions from employers and employees
  • ces organismes à but non lucratif sont largement, mais pas uniquement, financés par le gouvernement / these non-profit agencies are largely but not totally financed by the government
  • la ville dépend presque uniquement de l’industrie forestière / the city is almost wholly (completely, entirely) dependent on the forest industry

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