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Record 1 2016-02-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Internet and Telematics
  • Information Processing (Informatics)

French

Domaine(s)
  • Internet et télématique
  • Traitement de l'information (Informatique)

Spanish

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Record 2 1999-11-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Translation (General)
  • Management Operations (General)

French

Domaine(s)
  • Traduction (Généralités)
  • Opérations de la gestion (Généralités)

Spanish

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Record 3 1995-03-10

English

Subject field(s)
  • Psychology (General)
  • Social Problems
DEF

One who intentionally or unintentionally permits and encourages an alcoholic to drink or who covers up the drinking problem of the alcoholic by not following through with the consequences, e.g. lying to an employer by saying that the alcoholic is sick because of a cold and not because of alcoholism.

CONT

It has been observed that family members and friends can also become involved in the disease [of excessive drinking] and of the ways this happens is by something called enabling (family members become enablers).

OBS

It is to be noted that in the definition of "enabler", the connotation of "permission" can either be tacit or explicit; the French term "agent provocateur" can only render explicit permission, whereas "complice" would render implicit permission. The French term "facilitateur", which implies a positive form of help or support, would be inappropriate for cases of alcoholism, unless used facetiously or ironically. Related term: co-dependency.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Psychologie (Généralités)
  • Problèmes sociaux
OBS

Le prestige de l'alcool se nourrit des rituels protecteurs de notre société, ce qui mène un proche à agir de connivence plutôt que d'agir en tant qu'interventionniste, ou détracteur de l'alcool. Le non buveur se met au diapason de crainte de perdre l'affection du buveur. En fait le non buveur peut agir jusqu'à laisser aller l'abus d'alcool en ne posant plus de questions, ou en dissimulant l'abus d'alcool. Le buveur, lui, ne sait plus résister aux sollicitations considérées comme normales par notre société et reste par la suite aux prises avec l'alcool.

OBS

En voulant bien faire pour aider, un membre de la famille peut aggraver l'état de dépendance en faisant du chantage, tel «Si tu ne le fais pas, moi je pars», ou bien en accusant sa femme de mauvaise maîtresse de maison, ou bien en forçant le buveur à se sentir coupable.

OBS

provocateur : personne qui provoque, incite aux troubles; connivence : entente tacite ou secrète. Termes connexes : facilitateur, facilitatrice.

Spanish

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Record 4 1995-03-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Psychology (General)
  • Social Problems
DEF

One who intentionally or unintentionally permits and encourages an alcoholic to drink or who covers up the drinking problem of the alcoholic by not following through with the consequences, e.g. agreeing to lie to a friend's employer by saying that the friend is sick with a cold and not sick because of alcoholism instead of asking the friend to face up to the fact by telling the employer the truth or by telling one's friend that you will not be a part of his denial.

CONT

It has been observed that family members and friends can also become involved in the disease [of excessive drinking] and of the ways this happens is by something called enabling (family members become enablers).

OBS

It is to be noted that in the definition of "enabler", the connotation of "permission" can either be tacit or explicit; In French "agent provocateur" can only render explicit permission, whereas "complice" would render implicit permission. The French term "facilitateur", which implies a positive form of help or support, would be inappropriate for cases of alcoholism, unless used facetiously or ironically. Related term: co-dependency, complicity = enabling.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Psychologie (Généralités)
  • Problèmes sociaux
DEF

Qui favorise l'accomplissement d'une chose ou qui participe à une action répréhensible.

OBS

Le prestige de l'alcool se nourrit des rituels protecteurs de notre société, ce qui mène un proche à agir de connivence plutôt que d'agir en tant qu'interventionniste, ou détracteur de l'alcool. Le non-buveur se met au diapason de crainte de perdre l'affection du buveur. En fait le non-buveur peut agir jusqu'à laisser aller l'abus d'alcool en ne posant plus de questions, ou en dissimulant l'abus d'alcool. Le buveur, lui, ne sait plus résister aux sollicitations considérées comme normales par notre société et reste par la suite aux prises avec l'alcool.

OBS

complice de quelqu'un, d'une action. À distinguer avec «provocateur», personne qui provoque, incite aux troubles; connivence : entente tacite ou secrète. Termes connexes : facilitateur, facilitatrice.

Spanish

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Record 5 1980-12-08

English

Subject field(s)
  • Energy (Physics)

French

Domaine(s)
  • Énergie (Physique)

Spanish

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