What does impress mean?

Definitions for impress
ɪmˈprɛs; ˈɪm prɛsim·press

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impress, impressment(verb)

    the act of coercing someone into government service

  2. affect, impress, move, strike(verb)

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

    "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

  3. impress(verb)

    impress positively

    "The young chess player impressed her audience"

  4. impress, ingrain, instill(verb)

    produce or try to produce a vivid impression of

    "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"

  5. impress, imprint(verb)

    mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

    "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"

  6. print, impress(verb)

    reproduce by printing

  7. shanghai, impress(verb)

    take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship

    "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"

  8. impress, yarn-dye(verb)

    dye (fabric) before it is spun

Wiktionary

  1. impress(Noun)

    The act of impressing

  2. impress(Noun)

    An impression, and impressed image or copy of something

  3. impress(Noun)

    A stamp or seal used to make an impression

  4. impress(Noun)

    An impression on the mind, imagination etc.

  5. impress(Verb)

    To affect (someone) strongly and often favourably

    You impressed me with your command of Urdu.

  6. impress(Verb)

    To produce a vivid impression of (something)

    That first view of the Eiger impressed itself on my mind.

  7. impress(Verb)

    To mark or stamp (something) using pressure

    We impressed our footprints in the wet cement.

  8. impress(Verb)

    To compel (someone) to serve in a military force

    The press gang used to impress people into the Navy.

  9. impress(Verb)

    To seize or confiscate (property) by force

    The liner was impressed as a troop carrier.

  10. impress(Verb)

    To make an impression, to be impressive

    Henderson impressed in his first game as captain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impress(verb)

    to press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression)

    Etymology: [See Imprest, Press to force into service.]

  2. Impress(verb)

    to produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something)

    Etymology: [See Imprest, Press to force into service.]

  3. Impress(verb)

    fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate

    Etymology: [See Imprest, Press to force into service.]

  4. Impress(noun)

    to take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money

    Etymology: [See Imprest, Press to force into service.]

  5. Impress(verb)

    to be impressed; to rest

    Etymology: [See Imprest, Press to force into service.]

  6. Impress(noun)

    the act of impressing or making

    Etymology: [See Imprest, Press to force into service.]

  7. Impress(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [See Imprest, Press to force into service.]

  8. Impress(noun)

    characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp

    Etymology: [See Imprest, Press to force into service.]

  9. Impress(noun)

    a device. See Impresa

    Etymology: [See Imprest, Press to force into service.]

  10. Impress(noun)

    the act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed

    Etymology: [See Imprest, Press to force into service.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impress

    im-pres′, v.t. to press upon: to mark by pressure: to produce by pressure: to stamp: to fix deeply in the mind.—ns. Im′press, that which is made by pressure: stamp: likeness; Impressibil′ity.—adj. Impress′ible, susceptible.—n. Impress′ibleness.—adv. Impress′ibly.—ns. Impress′ion, the act or result of impressing: a single edition of a book: the effect of any object on the mind: idea: slight remembrance; Impressionabil′ity.—adj. Impress′ionable, able to receive an impression.—ns. Impress′ionism, a modern movement in art and literature, originating in France, its aim being to cast off the trammels of artistic tradition, and to look at nature in a fresh and original manner—it employs general effects, vigorous touches, and deals in masses of form and colour; Impress′ionist.—adv. Impressionis′tic.—adj. Impress′ive, capable of making an impression on the mind: solemn.—adv. Impress′ivelyns. Impress′iveness; Impress′ure (Shak.), impression.

  2. Impress

    im-pres′, v.t. to force into service, esp. the public service.—n. Im′press. [An altered spelling of imprest.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. impress

    To compel any person to serve.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'impress' in Verbs Frequency: #843

Anagrams for impress »

  1. premiss

  2. simpers

  3. mispers

  4. permiss

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How to say impress in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impress in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of impress in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    do not act stupid to impress the dopes Be YOURSELF and impress everyone -

  2. Henry Tuckerman:

    To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    World is in a mess with widespread stress in life because of the fact that most people often try to impress those who have just put on a beautiful dress rather than truly appreciating a beautiful person.

  4. Howard Hendricks:

    You can impress people from a distance but you can impact them only up close.""The more sensitive you become toward sin, the more aware you'll be for the need of godliness and holiness.""The measure of you as a leader is not what you do, but what others do because of what you do.""You teach what you know but you reproduce what you are.""People tell me they want to make the Bible relevant. The Bible's already relevant. You're the one that's irrelevant!

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Don't be desperate to make money instead find ways to earn it. If you wish to attract Lakshmidevi, first impress devi Sarasvati and the rest will be effortless. So seek knowledge and wisdom and MickeyMize your life. Share this with all to have a wisdom based society and evolve.

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