Associations to the word «Impress»


IMPRESS, verb. (transitive) To affect (someone) strongly and often favourably.
IMPRESS, verb. (intransitive) To make an impression, to be impressive.
IMPRESS, verb. (transitive) To produce a vivid impression of (something).
IMPRESS, verb. (transitive) To mark or stamp (something) using pressure.
IMPRESS, verb. To produce (a mark, stamp, image, etc.); to imprint (a mark or figure upon something).
IMPRESS, verb. (figurative) To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate.
IMPRESS, verb. (transitive) To compel (someone) to serve in a military force.
IMPRESS, verb. (transitive) To seize or confiscate (property) by force.
IMPRESS, noun. The act of impressing.
IMPRESS, noun. An impression; an impressed image or copy of something.
IMPRESS, noun. A stamp or seal used to make an impression.
IMPRESS, noun. An impression on the mind, imagination etc.
IMPRESS, noun. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp.
IMPRESS, noun. A heraldic device; an impresa.
IMPRESS, noun. The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed.

Dictionary definition

IMPRESS, noun. The act of coercing someone into government service.
IMPRESS, verb. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd".
IMPRESS, verb. Impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience".
IMPRESS, verb. Produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us".
IMPRESS, verb. Mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax".
IMPRESS, verb. Reproduce by printing.
IMPRESS, verb. Take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged".
IMPRESS, verb. Dye (fabric) before it is spun.

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