illusion translation | English-French dictionary

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illusion

  

      n   illusion    f     
→ We have an illusion of freedom.        
to be under the illusion that ...      nourrir l'illusion que ...  
→ I was under the illusion that she was meant to help me.        
to have no illusions about sth      ne se faire aucune illusion sur qch  
Nobody has any illusions about winning the war.      Personne ne se fait aucune illusion sur l'issue favorable de la guerre.  
to give the illusion of sth      (=impression)   donner l'illusion de qch  
→ Mirrors can give the illusion of extra space.        
→ The way she dressed gave the illusion that she was slim.        


optical illusion  
      n   illusion    f   d'optique
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
illusion n.
illusion

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
illusion d'optique
n.
syndrome d'illusion des sosies
[Med.]
exp.
donner l'illusion de qch
exp.
nourrir l'illusion que
exp.
nourrir l'illusion que ...
pr. part
caressant l'illusion
exp.
ne se faire aucune illusion sur qch
exp.
Personne ne se fait aucune illusion sur l'issue favorable de la guerre.
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'illusion' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
exp.
pure illusion
n.
optical illusion
v.
be under any illusion that ; be under the delusion that ; deceive oneself that
adj.
1. in trompe l'œil style ; bearing a trompe l'œil ; trompe l'œil 2. window-dressing ; smokescreen ; illusion ; make work
n.
realm of illusion
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