What does impress mean?

Definitions for impress
ɪmˈprɛs; ˈɪm prɛsim·press

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word impress.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impress, impressmentverb

    the act of coercing someone into government service

  2. affect, impress, move, strikeverb

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

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

  3. impressverb

    impress positively

    "The young chess player impressed her audience"

  4. impress, ingrain, instillverb

    produce or try to produce a vivid impression of

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

  5. impress, imprintverb

    mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

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

  6. print, impressverb

    reproduce by printing

  7. shanghai, impressverb

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

    "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"

  8. impress, yarn-dyeverb

    dye (fabric) before it is spun

Wiktionary

  1. impressnoun

    The act of impressing

  2. impressnoun

    An impression, and impressed image or copy of something

  3. impressnoun

    A stamp or seal used to make an impression

  4. impressnoun

    An impression on the mind, imagination etc.

  5. impressverb

    To affect (someone) strongly and often favourably

    You impressed me with your command of Urdu.

  6. impressverb

    To produce a vivid impression of (something)

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

  7. impressverb

    To mark or stamp (something) using pressure

    We impressed our footprints in the wet cement.

  8. impressverb

    To compel (someone) to serve in a military force

    The press gang used to impress people into the Navy.

  9. impressverb

    To seize or confiscate (property) by force

    The liner was impressed as a troop carrier.

  10. impressverb

    To make an impression, to be impressive

    Henderson impressed in his first game as captain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impressverb

    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. Impressverb

    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. Impressverb

    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. Impressnoun

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

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

  5. Impressverb

    to be impressed; to rest

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

  6. Impressnoun

    the act of impressing or making

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

  7. Impressnoun

    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. Impressnoun

    characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp

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

  9. Impressnoun

    a device. See Impresa

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

  10. Impressnoun

    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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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. Dale Carnegie:

    Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.

  2. The ASA:

    We understood that Urban Outfitters’ target market was young people and considered that using a noticeably underweight model was likely to impress upon that audience that the image was representative of the people who might wear Urban Outfitters’ clothing, and as being something to aspire to, we therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible.

  3. J. K. Rowling:

    His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof.

  4. 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.

  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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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. victimised
    • B. alternate
    • C. suspicious
    • D. dangerous

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