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impress sth on/upon sb

verb [I or T, not continuous] uk phrasal verb with impress   /ɪmˈpres/ us  
to make someone understand or be familiar with the importance or value of something: Mr Simmons tried to impress on me how much easier my life would be if I were better organized.
Translations of “impress sth on/upon sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)明白…的重要性(或價值)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)明白…的重要性(或价值)…
(Definition of impress sth on/upon sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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