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Definitions of impress

  1. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of coercing someone into government service Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. dye (fabric) before it is spun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make a deep and indelible impression on someone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, esp. on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. reproduce by printing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. A device. See Impresa. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression). Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something). Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To be impressed; to rest. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The act of impressing or making. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To mark, stamp, or print by putting force upon; to affect with force, or stamp deeply on, the mind; to imprint; as, to impress footsteps on wet sand; compel to enter the public service, as soldiers or sailors; formerly, to seize, by force, for British naval service; seize for the public service, as money or provisions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. A mark made by bearing down upon; an image or figure; a mark of distinction; characteristic; stamp; an image fixed in the mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To press upon: to mark by pressure: to produce by pressure: to stamp: to fix deeply (in the mind): to force into service, esp. the public service. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. That which is made by pressure: stamp, likeness: device, motto. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Mark of pressure; stamp. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To mark by pressure; stamp; fix deeply in the mind; force into service. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To form or fix by pressure; mark by pressure; indent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A mark or indentation produced by pressure; effect; stamp. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To force into public service; seize for public use; conscript. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A mark, figure, or image made by pressure; stamp; likeness; device; motto; act of forcing into military or naval service. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To mark by pressure; to print; to mark; to fix deeply; to seize; to force into public service. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. To make a mark or figure by pressing; to stamp; to indent; to fix deep, as in the mind; to seize or employ for the public service. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. A mark or figure made by pressing; a stamp; the image or figure of anything, as if formed by pressure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. 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. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  35. im-pres', v.t. to force into service, esp. the public service.--n. IM'PRESS. [An altered spelling of imprest.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  36. Stamping; mark made by seal, stamp, &c.; (fig.) characteristic mark. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. Apply (mark &c.) with pressure, imprint, stamp, (on); imprint, enforce, (idea &c., that, what, &c., on person, his mind); mark (thing with stamp &c. lit. & fig.); affect, influence, deeply, whence impressible a.; affect (person) strongly (with idea &c.). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. Force (men) to serve in army or navy; seize (goods &c.) for public service; enlist, make use of, (thing) in argument &c. Hence impressment n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Hence also impressibility n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. To force into the service of a country. It has been more applied to the naval than the military branch. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  41. n. A mark made by pressure ; indentation ; imprint ; stamp ; mould ;- device ; motto ; seal ;- impression or influence wrought on the mind ;- the act of impressing for the public service. Cabinet Dictionary
  42. Mark made by pressure; mark of distinction, stamp; device, motto; act of forcing any into service. Complete Dictionary

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