Translation of impulsar in English:


to propel, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (vehículo/motor) to propel
    (vehículo/motor) to drive
    el viento impulsa la nave the wind propels the ship
  • 2

    (persona) to drive
    el motivo que lo impulsó a hacerlo the motive that drove him to do it
    • se sintió impulsada a decírselo she felt impelled to tell him
  • 3

    (comercio) to boost
    (comercio) to give a boost to
    para impulsar las relaciones culturales in order to promote cultural relations
    • quieren impulsar la iniciativa they are trying to give impetus to / to boost the initiative