Translation of impress in Spanish:


Pronunciation /ɪmˈprɛs/ /ˈɪmˌprɛs/ /ˈɪmprɛs/

See Spanish definition of imprimir

transitive verb

  • 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 / para dejarla admirada
    • my excuse did not impress them mi excusa no los convenció
    • 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.
    • The other attribute that always impressed me about him was the fact that he found it hard to criticise.
    • Professor Sibbett said he had been hugely impressed on a recent visit to China by the lengths to which that country's leaders were going to encourage a strong science base.
    • Later, eager to impress Mark in the pub, she foregoes her normal vodka-and-coke and nonchalantly orders a glass of wine.
    • Although impressed on many occasions by the food, service and scenery he also admitted to being disappointed by out-of-order toilets on more than one occasion and cold, curt service.
    • Although this should be an easy victory for Kaddour, the pressure to impress those at ringside will be great.
    • The result was a startling and unconventional series of designs which really impressed those at a special show at the school.
    • The ‘visit’ was, in truth, a vast exercise in participatory theatre, designed to impress his allies and intimidate his generals.
    • Are you impressed with the design of the website?
    • In contrast, entrances to palaces and places of worship are usually large and designed to impress visitors with the power of the owner or the importance of a religion.
    • It was a move designed to impress every eye watching.
    • When he started dating a girl he was quite seriously about, Mum opened a bank account, weekly deposited money into and gave him an access card so he could impress his girl.
    • She is delighted by its lightweight, compact and robust design, and highly impressed by its competitive price.
    • The office, like the chair, was designed to impress more than actually function.
    • he raised his eyebrows curiously, impressed by Mark's advice.
    • Visitors were most impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of pupils, teachers and all concerned.
    • I was very impressed by the quality of instructors Lassen is able to provide students.
    • His audience was quite impressed with his performance.
  • 2

    to impress sth on sb recalcarle algo a algn
    to impress sth upon 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
    • 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.
    • Their ancestors labored to build and rebuild the city and over centuries impressed their own character on it, triumphing over a harsh climate and foreign invasions, and surviving indifferent and brutal leaders.
    • Each dynasty or era naturally impressed its own character on the imperial government itself.
    • Wittgenstein impressed this fact on the philosophical consciousness of the century with his critique of the private language argument.
    • Certainly it had been impressed on him that life was much less stressful here than back in the busy scene he had been conned away from at home.
    • A sense of age is impressed on the visitor when first entering the house, with a hall that has a granite floor and a wood burning stove in a marble surround fireplace.
    • The salience of what researchers have seen and heard has to be impressed on the audience.
    • This was impressed on me yet again in his last year at Newsday.
    • This was impressed on me when I was about 13 or 14, by an art teacher that I admired very much.
    • I cannot remember that it was ever impressed on me that true religion was of the heart.
    • Her main goal, which was impressed on her from the time she was a child, was to attract a good man and get married.
    • From the time she could crawl, I impressed on her, repeating the words time and again, that she should be ‘gentle’ with the cats.
    • ‘We impressed on the children not to leave litter behind and they kept their word,’ one of the escorts said.
    • ‘The thing that they impressed on me most as a child is that I should try to make up my own mind about things,’ says Corre.
    • But there are times when the reality and full significance of a tragedy become deeply impressed on all of us.
    • From day one, the culture of the company is being impressed on the employee.
    • But the thing I've impressed on the lads is that this isn't a day out in Blackpool, it's our chance to win a match which will take this club back into the Conference.
    • They are carving up wheat fields with ever more elaborate designs to impress upon us how intelligent they are.
  • 3

    (on paper, in wax)
    • 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.
    • If the ‘collector’ here is indicated at all, it would be by the seal that has impressed these sealings.
    • Twenty-three different seals were used to impress the 56 nodules from Thebes.
    • He also designed a house that only exists in its designs impressed in relief on thick paper.
    • It was no ordinary wash-tub, but had upon it designs, impressed in the copper, of grapes and vines.
    • It imprints, impresses and embosses foils, paper, ribbon and even clay.
    • On the contrary, we know that the pattern of ink markings on the page you are reading was impressed on the ink by the printing device.
    • Various designs were impressed on brass buttons - the new president's initials, a chain linking the states' initials, and an eagle and sunrise design that George Washington is reputed to have worn at his inauguration.
    • Spiral grooves are impressed on inner surfaces of the barrel of every gun, a step known as rifling.
    • 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.
    • The artist could carve an image onto wooden or metal blocks, ink the block and impress it on paper.

intransitive verb

  • 1

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


  • 1

    impronta feminine literary
    • 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.
    • The cultural life of Kashmir has had the impress of great mystics.
    • The impress of age and experience is not only disregarded but frowned upon.
    • Golden light makes the landscape seem otherworldly, yet it has the reassuring impress of humanity about it.
    • A book on British politics based on the 1980s and early 1990s inevitably bore the heavy impress of Mrs Thatcher and the ideas and policies associated with her.
    • They are also-significantly, perhaps-those showing the deepest impress of Swift's work.
    • He was a prolific book illustrator, and as few other artists had the power to concentrate the impress of his genius in even the smallest and slightest of his works.
    • The conventional view held that cultural impress on the New World was rudimentary, artless, too recent to have mellowed the garish profusion of nature.