the act of coercing someone into government service
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"
"The young chess player impressed her audience"
impress, ingrain, instill(verb)
produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
"Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
"To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
reproduce by printing
take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
"The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
dye (fabric) before it is spun
The act of impressing
An impression, and impressed image or copy of something
A stamp or seal used to make an impression
An impression on the mind, imagination etc.
To affect (someone) strongly and often favourably
You impressed me with your command of Urdu.
To produce a vivid impression of (something)
That first view of the Eiger impressed itself on my mind.
To mark or stamp (something) using pressure
We impressed our footprints in the wet cement.
To compel (someone) to serve in a military force
The press gang used to impress people into the Navy.
To seize or confiscate (property) by force
The liner was impressed as a troop carrier.
To make an impression, to be impressive
Henderson impressed in his first game as captain.
to press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression)
to produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something)
fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate
to take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money
to be impressed; to rest
the act of impressing or making
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
characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp
a device. See Impresa
the act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed
Origin: [See Imprest, Press to force into service.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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′ively—ns. Impress′iveness; Impress′ure (Shak.), impression.
im-pres′, v.t. to force into service, esp. the public service.—n. Im′press. [An altered spelling of imprest.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To compel any person to serve.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'impress' in Verbs Frequency: #843
The numerical value of impress in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of impress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of impress in a Sentence
This is a place that was built to impress.
I'll admit that I am a woman who is very hard to impress.
Those who are trying to impress others must puff themselves up.
Investors liquidated their positions as the GDP data failed to impress.
do not act stupid to impress the dopes Be YOURSELF and impress everyone -
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Translations for impress
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- beeindrucken, prägenGerman
- impresión, impresionarSpanish
- تحت تاثیر قرار دادنPersian
- impressionare, confiscare, requisireItalian
- beandrockenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- impressionar, imprimirPortuguese
- [[производить]] [[впечатление]], оттиск, [[произвести]] [[впечатление]]Russian
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