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Definitions of impress

  1. 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
  2. To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To form or fix by pressure; mark by pressure; indent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To force into public service; seize for public use; conscript. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To be impressed; to rest. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. dye (fabric) before it is spun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. make a deep and indelible impression on someone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, esp. on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. reproduce by printing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. the act of coercing someone into government service Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The act of impressing or making. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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
  22. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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.
  25. That which is made by pressure: stamp, likeness: device, motto. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Mark of pressure; stamp. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. A mark or indentation produced by pressure; effect; stamp. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. 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.

Usage examples for impress

  1. I may also be able to describe my walk or drive in such a way that it will make a deep impress upon the reader's mind. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  2. She said she would sing to me, and be the light of my dreams; but even this failed to impress me with a due respect for her desires. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams
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