There are 2 translations of impress in Spanish:

impress1

vt

/ɪmˈpres/
  • 1 (make impression on) to impress sb favorably/unfavorably causarle (una) buena/mala impresión a algn we were impressed by your work tu trabajo nos causó muy buena impresión he only did it to impress her lo hizo solo para impactarla or para dejarla admirada my excuse did not impress them mi excusa no los convenció
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    • I was immediately impressed by the fact that this place was packed with diners - usually an indicator that either the food is renowned for its excellence or for its cheapness.
    • I have known Jenni for some years and she has always impressed me with her honesty, her tenacity, her cheerful, loving and caring nature.
    • We are always impressed with artists who persist in making abstract work.
  • 2 (emphasize) to impress sth on oupon sb recalcarle* algo a algn they impressed upon us that it could be dangerous nos recalcaron (el hecho de) que podía ser peligroso my father impressed upon me the importance of work mi padre me inculcó la importancia del trabajo
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    • If you want to impress any ideas on people, try being reasonable.
    • You don't win friends by impressing your opinion on them.
    • Importantly, his divorce lawyer also impressed this point on him.
  • 3 (on paper, in wax) imprimir*, estampar
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    • Each of the complete documents was found folded; two were tied with string and sealed with a lump of clay impressed with the same stamp.
    • According to convention, the base of each piece is impressed with a red seal.
    • These five sealings form a coherent record group, since they contain related subject content and are all impressed with the same seal.
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    • A raised effect is created by impressing a design into wallcovering using either pressure or heat.
    • Blind printing is a method where a raised design is impressed into the paper.
    • Brass and, to some extent, bronze finishing tools have been used for centuries by bookbinders to impress designs and lines onto leather bindings.

vi

  • impresionar, impactar he does it to impress lo hace para impresionar or impactar as an actress she fails to impress como actriz no llama la atención

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 2 translations of impress in Spanish:

impress2

n

/ˈɪmpres/
  • [literario/literary] impronta (f) [literario/literary]
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    • Although mainstream church attendance is in decline, Scotland bears the impress of its Protestant history.
    • Thus it is that, although religions claim universality, much of what is claimed to be universal is discovered to bear the impress of culture, society and history.
    • As empty spaces, they carry an impress of the pure sterility imparted by death - the sense of the ascetic and the pure that comes with too many washings of the same white sheet.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.