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. Zora Neale Hurston:

    Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    You endorse only your own stupidity with your invective, mental filth, and ill-thinking, with such conduct you cannot impress any wise person, in the reply, to the language of abuse, silence is the best practice.

  3. Jurgen Otto:

    They are very, very colorful, they often have iridescent scales and they do something quite remarkable. They perform a courtship dance for females, to impress them.

  4. 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.

  5. Malachi Boyuls:

    I'd doubt his strategy was as much to go in attacking Trump as it was to impress upon viewers and the other candidates that these are serious times and serious issues, and we need a serious candidate to lead our country.

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