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.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King