Impress meaning

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To impress is defined as to strongly affect someone or something or to leave a physical mark on something by using pressure.

An example of impress is to show off excellent swimming skills to new learners.

An example of impress is to put a stamp on an envelope.

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A stamp or seal meant to be impressed.
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To compel (a person) to serve in the military, particularly in the naval forces, especially by seizure.
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To seize (property) by force or authority, especially for military purposes; confiscate.
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To impose a constructive trust or a lien upon property, as a matter of equity, to protect a person without legal title but with a legally recognized interest.
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Impressment.
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To force (a person) into service, esp. into military or naval service.
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To levy, seize, or requisition (money, property, etc.), as for military use.
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To use pressure on so as to leave a mark.

To impress clay with a die.

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To mark by using pressure; stamp; imprint.
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To apply with pressure.

To impress a die into clay.

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To implant firmly in the mind or fix in the memory.
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To apply (a voltage or current) to a circuit or device, as from a generator.
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To have a marked effect on the mind or emotions of.
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To arouse the interest or approval of.
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The act of impressing.
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Any mark, imprint, etc. made by pressure; stamp; impression.
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A distinctive quality or effect produced by some strong influence.
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The presentation graphics program in an office suite. See OpenOffice and LibreOffice.
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To affect (someone) strongly and often favourably.

You impressed me with your command of Urdu.

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(intransitive) To make an impression, to be impressive.

Henderson impressed in his first game as captain.

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To produce a vivid impression of (something).

That first view of the Eiger impressed itself on my mind.

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To mark or stamp (something) using pressure.

We impressed our footprints in the wet cement.

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To produce (a mark, stamp, image, etc.); to imprint (a mark or figure upon something).
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(figuratively) To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate.
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To compel (someone) to serve in a military force.

The press gang used to impress people into the Navy.

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To seize or confiscate (property) by force.

The liner was impressed as a troop carrier.

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The act of impressing.
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An impression, and impressed image or copy of something.
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A stamp or seal used to make an impression.
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An impression on the mind, imagination etc.
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The definition of impress is the act of leaving a memorable or physical mark.

An example of an impress is a stamped design on a piece of paper.

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To affect strongly, often favorably.

Wrote down whatever impressed me during the journey; was impressed by the child's sincerity.

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To produce or attempt to produce a vivid impression or image of.

A scene that impressed itself on her memory; parents that impress the value of money on their children.

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To mark or stamp with pressure.

Impressed the wax with a design.

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To apply with pressure; press.

Impressed the stamp onto the wax.

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The act of impressing.

A design left by impress of a seal.

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A mark or pattern of influence produced by someone or something; an impression.

A politician who left her impress on foreign policy.

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Origin of impress

Middle English impressen to imprint from Old French empresser from Latin impressus past participle of imprimere in- in in–2 premere to press per-4 in Indo-European roots