impresionar


impresionar
v.
1 to impress.
El anuncio impacta a los jóvenes The ad has impact on young people.
2 to expose (photography).
3 to make an impression.
4 to put oneself over.
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impresionar
verbo transitivo
1 (causar admiración) to impress
nos impresionó su facilidad de palabra we were impressed by her articulateness
me impresionó mucho el libro cuando lo leí por primera vez the first time I read the book it made a great impression on me
sus hazañas bélicas no me impresionan ni lo más mínimo his war exploits don't impress me in the slightest
2 (afectar) to affect; (inquietar) to disturb
su muerte me impresionó mucho I was greatly affected by his death
la escena de la ejecución nos dejó impresionados we found the execution scene very disturbing
3 (película) to expose
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verb
to impress
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1. VT
1) (Téc) [+ disco] to cut; [+ foto] to expose

película sin impresionar — unexposed film

2) [+ persona] (=causar impresión a) to impress, strike; (=conmover) to move, affect; (=horrorizar) to shock

no se deja impresionar fácilmente — he is not easily impressed

la noticia de su muerte me impresionó mucho — the news of his death had a profound effect on me

2.
VI (=causar impresión) to make an impression

lo hace sólo para impresionar — he does it just to impress

3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (causar buena impresión)

París me impresionó — I was really taken with Paris

me impresionó muy bien — (RPl) he made a very good impression (on me)

b) (conmover) to move

verlo llorar me impresionó mucho — seeing him cry really moved me o made a deep impression on me

c) (alarmar) to shock

me impresionó verla tan delgada — it shocked me to see her looking so thin

d) (sorprender) to strike

lo que más me impresionó fue ... — what struck me most was ...

2) (Fot) <película> to expose
2.
impresionar vi to impress

te lo dice para impresionar — he's only saying it to impress you

3.
impresionarse v pron to be shocked (o moved etc)
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= move, strike + Pronombre Personal, dazzle, shock, bedazzle, wow, impress, touch + Posesivo + life, make + a splash.
Ex. Twenty years ago, I was moved by Lubetzky's document, as I was a library school student, and today I am just slightly disappointed because he has added confusion for me rather than clarity to the situation.
Ex. 'You commented earlier,' she said ingenuously, aloud, 'that Kass didn't strike you as the union type'.
Ex. The image of the reference librarian, as portrayed by Katherine Hepburn in the film, 'Desk Set,' suggests the superb flair and intellectual acumen with which reference librarians would like to dazzle their patrons.
Ex. The gush of water could serve many purposes and was prescribed to soothe, to refrigerate, to stop a swelling, to widen pores, to shock the patient.
Ex. Why were others, especially in the west, so bedazzled by the achievements of the ancient Greeks, that they decided to adopt numerous of their beliefs and values?.
Ex. He makes science easy to understand and 'wows' the reader with terrific examples of how modern genetic research is lifting the curtain on human history.
Ex. When children are aware that records are kept there are always some who will want to impress or please.
Ex. Despite his faults, he still manages to change and touch many people's lives through his infectious laughter.
Ex. Israeli wine may be young, but it's making a splash worldwide.
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* para impresionar = for effect.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (causar buena impresión)

París me impresionó — I was really taken with Paris

me impresionó muy bien — (RPl) he made a very good impression (on me)

b) (conmover) to move

verlo llorar me impresionó mucho — seeing him cry really moved me o made a deep impression on me

c) (alarmar) to shock

me impresionó verla tan delgada — it shocked me to see her looking so thin

d) (sorprender) to strike

lo que más me impresionó fue ... — what struck me most was ...

2) (Fot) <película> to expose
2.
impresionar vi to impress

te lo dice para impresionar — he's only saying it to impress you

3.
impresionarse v pron to be shocked (o moved etc)
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= move, strike + Pronombre Personal, dazzle, shock, bedazzle, wow, impress, touch + Posesivo + life, make + a splash.

Ex: Twenty years ago, I was moved by Lubetzky's document, as I was a library school student, and today I am just slightly disappointed because he has added confusion for me rather than clarity to the situation.

Ex: 'You commented earlier,' she said ingenuously, aloud, 'that Kass didn't strike you as the union type'.
Ex: The image of the reference librarian, as portrayed by Katherine Hepburn in the film, 'Desk Set,' suggests the superb flair and intellectual acumen with which reference librarians would like to dazzle their patrons.
Ex: The gush of water could serve many purposes and was prescribed to soothe, to refrigerate, to stop a swelling, to widen pores, to shock the patient.
Ex: Why were others, especially in the west, so bedazzled by the achievements of the ancient Greeks, that they decided to adopt numerous of their beliefs and values?.
Ex: He makes science easy to understand and 'wows' the reader with terrific examples of how modern genetic research is lifting the curtain on human history.
Ex: When children are aware that records are kept there are always some who will want to impress or please.
Ex: Despite his faults, he still manages to change and touch many people's lives through his infectious laughter.
Ex: Israeli wine may be young, but it's making a splash worldwide.
* para impresionar = for effect.

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impresionar [A1 ]
vt
A ‹persona›
ver a mi padre llorar me impresionó mucho seeing my father cry really affected me o moved me o made a deep impression on me
me impresionó mucho verla tan delgada it really shocked me to see her looking so thin
lo que más me impresionó fue el estado lamentable del edificio what struck me most was the terrible state the building was in
me impresionó muy bien (RPl); he made a very good impression (on me), he really impressed me
B
1 (Fot) ‹película› to expose
2 ‹disco› to press
■ impresionar
vi
to impress
te lo dice para impresionar he's only saying it to impress you
impresionarse
v pron
to be shocked ( o moved etc)
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impresionar (conjugate impresionar) verbo transitivo
1
a) (causar buena impresión):

París me impresionó I was really taken with Paris

b) (afectar) to affect;

verlo llorar me impresionó mucho seeing him cry really affected o moved me

c) (alarmar) to shock;

me impresionó verla tan delgada it shocked me to see her looking so thin

d) (sorprender) to strike

2 (Fot) ‹películato expose
verbo intransitivo
to impress
impresionar
I verbo transitivo
1 (causar admiración) to impress
(sobrecoger) to shock
(conmover) me impresionó ver llorar a mi padre, seeing my father cry made a deep impression on me
2 Fot to expose
II verbo intransitivo to impress
'impresionar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
afectar
- calar
- sacudir
- apantallar
- impactar
English:
effect
- flex
- impress
- name-dropper
- shock
- shake
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impresionar
vt
1. [asombrar] to amaze, to astonish
2. [emocionar] to move;
[conmocionar, horrorizar] to shock;
me impresiona mucho ver sangre the sight of blood horrifies me;
le impresionó mucho ver el cadáver seeing the body was a real shock to him
3. [maravillar] to impress
4. Fot to expose
5. RP [causar impresión en]
me impresionó muy bien/mal he made a very good/bad impression on me
vi
1. [asombrar] to be amazing o astonishing
2. [emocionar] to be moving;
[conmocionar, horrorizar] to be shocking
3. [maravillar] to make an impression
4. [fanfarronear]
lo dice sólo para impresionar he's just saying that to show off o impress
See also the pronominal verb impresionarse
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impresionar
v/t
:
impresionarle a alguien impress s.o.; (conmover) move s.o.; (alterar) shock s.o.
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impresionar vt
1) : to impress, to strike
2) : to affect, to move
impresionar vi
: to make an impression
See also the reflexive verb impresionarse
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impresionar vb
1. (causar admiración) to impress
me impresionó el paisaje the scenery impressed me
el decorado impresiona the set is impressive
2. (inquietar) to shock
nos impresionó su delgadez we were shocked at how thin he was
las películas de Buñuel impresionaron a mucha gente Buñuel's films shocked a lot of people

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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