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impress

Translation of impress in French:

noun

British English: /ˈɪmprɛs/
American English: /ˈɪmˌprɛs/

transitive verb

British English: /ɪmˈprɛs/
American English: /ɪmˈprɛs/
  • 1 (arouse respect)
    (person, public, audience, panel) with par by doing en faisant
    to be impressed by ou with somebody/something
    être impressionné par quelqu'un/quelque chose
    to be easily impressed they were (favourably) impressed
    ça leur a fait bonne impression
    they weren't too impressed by his attitude/with the results
    ils n'ont guère apprécié son attitude/les résultats
    she/the company is not impressed
    elle/la société n'apprécie pas beaucoup
    she does it just to impress people
    elle ne fait ça que pour la galerie
    (informal)
  • 2 (emphasize)to impress something (up)on somebody
    faire bien comprendre quelque chose à quelqu'un
    to impress upon somebody that …
    faire (bien) comprendre à quelqu'un que …
  • 3 (imprint) See examples: to impress something on
    marquer quelque chose sur
    (surface, material)
    to impress something in
    faire une empreinte de quelque chose dans
    (wax, plaster)

intransitive verb

British English: /ɪmˈprɛs/
American English: /ɪmˈprɛs/
  • (person, quality, feature)
    faire bonne impression

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