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Impress meaning

impress - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; " Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
  2. 2. take ( someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; " The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
  3. 3. A device. See Impresa.
  4. 4. To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint ( that which bears the impression).
  5. 5. To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint ( a mark or figure upon something).
  6. 6. Fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate.
  7. 7. To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money.
  8. 8. To be impressed; to rest.
  9. 9. The act of impressing or making.
  10. 10. A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or influence.
  11. 11. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp.
  12. 12. The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed.
  13. 13. Mark of pressure; stamp.
  14. 14. To mark by pressure; stamp; fix deeply in the mind; force into service.

impress - examples of usage

  1. Then the pencil- point's impress through the thin paper stared at him. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. Did the reality with which she spoke impress Sally more than the mere words, which were no more than " common form" of conversation? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. It'll take an extra couple of months, but that will impress them even more. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
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