impress n : the act of coercing someone into government service [syn: impressment]
1 have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd" [syn: affect, move, strike]
2 impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience"
3 produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us" [syn: ingrain, instill]
4 mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax" [syn: imprint]
5 reproduce by printing [syn: print]
6 take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged" [syn: shanghai]
7 dye (fabric) before it is spun [syn: yarn-dye]
- , /ɪmˈprɛs/, /Im"prEs/
- Rhymes with: -ɛs
- To affect (someone)
strongly and often
- 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.
- (affect (someone) strongly and often favourably): make an impression on
- (produce a vivid impression of):
- (mark or stamp (something) using pressure): imprint, print, stamp
- (compel (someone) to serve in a military force): pressgang
- (seize or confiscate (property) by force): confiscate, impound, seize, sequester
affect (someone) strongly and often favourably
produce a vivid impression of
- Portuguese: impressionar
mark or stamp (something) using pressure
compel (someone) to serve in a military force
seize or confiscate (property) by force
make an impression
- Portuguese: impressionar
- , /ˈɪmprɛs/, /"ImprEs/
- The act of impressing
- An impression, and impressed image or copy of something
- 1908: We know that you were pressed for money, that you took an impress of the keys which your brother held — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans’ (Norton 2005, p.1330)
- A stamp or seal used to make an impression
- Something impressed
act of impressing
stamp or seal used to make an impression
Impress or Impression may have several meanings:
- OpenOffice.org Impress, a presentation program included in the OpenOffice.org office suite.
- OfficeMax ImPress Print & Document Services, a division of OfficeMax, Inc. specializing in the pay-for-print industry
- Impressment is the act of conscripting people to serve in the military or navy.
- Impression seal, a type of accent seal.
- Impression, Sunrise, a painting by Claude Monet.
- Cost Per Impression, a term used in online marketing for measuring the worth and cost of a specific e-marketing campaign.
- Case of first impression, a case or controversy over an interpretation of law never before reported or decided by that court.
- Present sense impression, in the law of evidence, is a statement made by a person that conveys their sense of the state of certain things at the time the person was perceiving the event, or immediately thereafter.
- Maternal impression, an obsolete scientific theory that explained the existence of birth defects and congenital disorders.
- Big Impression, a British comedy sketch show.
- Impression (Dragonriders of Pern), a joining of the minds in the Dragonriders of Pern fictional universe.
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