Translation of "impress" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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impressverb [ I or T, not continuous ]

uk /ɪmˈpres/ us /ɪmˈpres/

B2 to cause someone to admire or respect you

I remember when I was a child being very impressed with how many toys she had. 我记得小时候我对她有那么多的玩具羡慕不已。
Your mother was clearly not impressed by our behaviour in the restaurant. 你妈妈对我们在餐馆的行为显然没有好印象。
He tried to impress me with his extensive knowledge of wine. 他想以自己在葡萄酒方面的渊博知识让我对他刮目相看。
formal I'm afraid the new theatre fails to impress. 恐怕这座新戏院不会受到瞩目。

More examples

  • He tried to impress his teachers by using big words in all his essays.
  • It's important to impress your seniors if you want to be promoted.
  • Everyone was impressed by the cleverness of the machine.
  • Listening to the interview, I was impressed by the subtlety of the questions.
  • We were impressed by the great richness of detail in her painting.

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(Translation of “impress” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)