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impress

Translation of impress in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/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
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 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

noun/nombre

/ˈɪmpres/

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