illusion translation | English-French dictionary




      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.

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
illusion d'optique
syndrome d'illusion des sosies
donner l'illusion de qch
nourrir l'illusion que
nourrir l'illusion que ...
pr. part
caressant l'illusion
ne se faire aucune illusion sur qch
Personne ne se fait aucune illusion sur l'issue favorable de la guerre.
'illusion' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
optical illusion
pure illusion
be under any illusion that ; be under the delusion that ; deceive oneself that
1. in trompe l'œil style ; bearing a trompe l'œil ; trompe l'œil 2. window-dressing ; smokescreen ; illusion ; make work
realm of illusion
"illusion": examples and translations in context
This is a travesty, and it is so clearly just an illusion. C'est un leurre, et il est évident que c'est une illusion.
It reminds me of the concept of money illusion. Cela me rappelle la notion d'illusion monétaire.
It creates the illusion we as elected members of Parliament are working on it. Parce que cela crée l'illusion que nous, les élus du peuple, nous y travaillons.
Such opinions are no more than an illusion, however, at least in the meantime. De telles opinions ne sont rien d'autre qu'une illusion, du moins pour l'instant.
Some seem to operate under an illusion in this place. They are insulated. Certains semblent se faire des illusions ici. Ils sont séparés de la réalité.
In any event, it would be an illusion to think that history is made by laws. Du reste, il serait illusoire de penser que c'est le droit qui crée l'histoire.
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